Combined 3+2 Bachelor’s/Master’s of Science in Accounting

The integrated 3:2 accounting program is an accelerated program that allows you to earn your undergraduate and graduate accounting degrees from Bradley.

Preparing You For Success

The integrated degree program gives you the 150 credit hours many states require to take the Certified Public Accountant exam. The combined program permits you to take graduate level courses during your final two years at Bradley, which allows you to complete both degrees in five years if you take summer and Interim courses. By earning two degrees, you’re a step closer to a mid or upper-level management position.

Making Your Mark

Accountants are valued in almost any business, public or private, regardless of size. In recent years, almost all Bradley accounting majors found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. They are working for nationally recognized firms such as Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers and RSM; Fortune 100 companies such as Archer Daniels Midland, Caterpillar and State Farm; and well as regional firms such as Baker Tilly and Heinold-Banwart.

Graduate Program Requirements

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • ATG 601: Financial Accounting Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 614:  Advanced Cost Management - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 657:  Advanced Auditing - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 677:  Federal Taxes II - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 698:  Accounting Comprehensive Assessment - 0 hrs.

Electives

  • One 3-hour elective course from the 500 level accounting courses (except ATG 505)
  • 9 hours from the 600 level courses (except ATG 604) from the MBA program (subject to approval by the MSA Program Coordinator)
  • 6 hours from other graduate accounting courses, MBA courses or outside of the college (subject to approval by the MSA Program Coordinator)

Other Requirements

  • ATG 530:  Professional Interviewing Skills or M L 615 Interpersonal Relations as part of your elective hours.
  • Each MSA student must take a written comprehensive examination. This examination covers the graduate work that the student is presenting for the degree. The time, place and nature of the examination are a part of ATG 698.