Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University have the opportunity to pursue both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree through the BA/BS and Master of Accountancy Integrated Study Program. The integrated program is open to students pursuing any undergraduate major, though students majoring in or with a secondary major in accounting are able to complete both degrees in the shortest amount of time, typically nine semesters. CWRU students must apply and be admitted to the MAcc program, though certain requirements are waived. Because the integrated program requires proper planning of coursework, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the MAcc in their junior year. A select number of exceptionally well-qualified high school seniors who plan to study accounting are offered places in the Early Admission to the Integrated Study Program in Accountancy.
Based upon the student's professional interests, they will choose between two tracks, the Professional Track and the Analytics Track, that are specifically tailored to develop the ability to prepare, interpret, and communicate accounting information as required by the profession. The integrated study program is strongly recommended for those students planning to obtain professional certification as a certified public accountant (CPA). Upon completion of the MAcc program, graduates will have satisfied the accounting educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio, including the required 150 credit-hours of study at the university level.
For more information, contact Tiffany Schwendeman, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs, at 216.368.2058.