Accounting Combined B.S./M.S.

Degree Requirements

Six units of 500- and 600-level courses can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In place of the PHIL 371/MNGT 482 requirement, students take PHIL 563. Additionally, in place of the accounting elective, students take one of five required courses in the master’s program: ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752. A bachelor’s degree is awarded after all of the bachelor’s degree requirements are met which is normally after the fourth year.

Students graduating from the program earn 114 undergraduate units and 30 graduate units. The Maryland CPA Board counts 3-unit graduate courses as 4.5 units; meaning students enrolled in this program will have completed the equivalent of 114 hours of undergraduate and 45 hours of graduate course work.

Sample Schedule for Full-time Students

Undergraduate Senior Year

Course Units Title
PHIL 563
(Elective 1)
3 Business Ethics
ACCT Required Core Course 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate term 1

Course Units Title
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
FIN 605** 1.5 Financial Management**
FIN 625** 1.5 Corporate Finance**
Elective 2 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

Graduate Term 2

Course Units Title
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
Elective 3 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Elective 4 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

*May be taken only when offered at Towson University
**University of Baltimore course

Sample Schedule for Part-time Students 

Courses taken during final undergraduate year

Course  Units Title
PHIL 563
(Elective 1)
3 Business Ethics 
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate Term 1

Course  Units Title
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate Term 2

Course Units Title
FIN 605** 1.5 Financial Management
FIN 625** 1.5 Corporate Finance
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate Term 3

Course Units Title
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
Elective 2 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

Graduate Term 4

Course Units Title
Elective 3 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Elective 4 3 Choose from courses in accounting, finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

*May be taken only when offered at Towson University
**University of Baltimore course