Obtain your BS in Accounting degree and a MAcc degree in as little as four years in this integrated study program. This program is strongly recommended for those individuals planning to obtain professional certification as a certified public accountant (CPA). In order to qualify to sit for the CPA examination, candidates must have completed 150 semester hours of study at the university level, including specific credit hours and courses in accounting and general business. The integrated program fulfills these requirements in the state of Ohio and saves qualified students both time and money while equipping students with the skills and knowledge attractive to top accounting firms.

This additional preparation will prepare you to make immediate contributions in careers such as:

  • public or corporate accounting
  • government or not-for-profit accounting
  • consulting
  • corporate finance
  • commercial or investment banking
  • education

Applying to the Integrated BS/MAcc Program:

  • Weatherhead students must apply for and be admitted to the MAcc program. This includes students who were offered Early Admission to the Integrated Study Program in Accountancy.
  • Students should plan to apply for the MAcc in the fall of their junior year.
  • Because of the necessity for proper planning of coursework, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to design a comprehensive study plan as early as possible in their studies with their Weatherhead undergraduate adviser.
  • Admission to the MAcc is usually based on academic preparation and achievement, especially in accounting and general business coursework, and genuine interest in accounting (determined by essay responses and letters of recommendation).

The following materials are typically required when applying to the MAcc program, although many items are waived for BS in Accounting students. Below are the requirement details and notes regarding specific application items.

Application Fee of $100 (non-refundable)

  • Not required for Weatherhead undergraduate students.
  • When asked to pay the application fee indicate that a check will be mailed.

Transcripts

  • Not required to be obtained by Weatherhead undergraduate students.
  • These will be downloaded from SIS by a member of the MAcc administrative team.

GMAT

  • Not required for Weatherhead undergraduate students.
  • The system may require a prospective test date, if so enter any date in the future.

English Language Test (TOEFL or IELTS) – International Students Only

  • Not required for Weatherhead undergraduate students.
  • A writing sample from a Weatherhead course may be requested due to the program's intensive writing requirements.

Two Essays and Current Resume

  • These items must be completed.

Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Applicants must request one letter of recommendation from an accounting faculty member or accounting instructor to support their admission to the MAcc program.

Interview Video

  • Not required for Weatherhead undergraduate students.
  • Contact Tiffany Welch or Ashley Lu for a copy of the general JPEG that you may use for this as the system will not let you submit without uploading a file.
  • Although an interview video is not required, candidates may be required to have an in-person interview with one or more members of the Department of Accountancy's faculty

Application Deadlines

As a general rule, students should apply for the semester in which they will be taking a majority of graduate courses. This typically means that students apply during their junior year for admission to the program in the spring of their junior or the fall of their senior year.

Single Round
Deadline: October 15, 2017
Notification Date: November 1, 2017
Single Round
Deadline: January 1, 2018
Notification Date: February 1, 2018

Scholarships for Integrated BS/MAcc Students:

Significant academic scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to students in the Integrated BS/MAcc program. It is recommended that students work with their Weatherhead undergraduate adviser to arrange a study plan that maximizes their undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Both domestic and international students are eligible for MAcc scholarships.

CWRU Non-Accounting Majors:

CWRU undergraduate students who did not or are not majoring in accounting are eligible to apply for the Master of Accountancy program and are eligible for certain application requirement waivers. Non-accounting undergraduate students will be required to complete a set of prerequisite courses that would extend the program to approximately two years depending upon how the coursework is arranged.

For more information, visit the MAcc program page or contact Tiffany Welch, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs, at 216.368.2058, or Ashley Lu, Program Manager, MAcc, at 216.368.5376.