Accounting Combined B.S./M.S.

Degree Requirements

Nine units of graduate work can be counted toward the undergraduate degree and later applied to the graduate degree. In place of the PHIL 371/MNGT 482 requirement, students take PHIL 563. Additionally, in place of the two accounting electives, students take any two of the 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.

The units and GPA for graduate courses taken as part of the combined program will count toward the undergraduate degree. Only the course units (not the GPA) for these graduate courses will be applied toward the graduate degree. Students can earn only one master's degree through a combined bachelor's and master's program. Admission to the graduate portion of the combined program is not guaranteed.

Graduate tuition and fees are assessed for graduate level courses taken on the undergraduate career and are not covered by undergraduate tuition.

Students, with senior standing, wishing to take graduate level coursework without being screened into Accounting Combined B.S./M.S. program

Sample Schedule for Full-time Students

Undergraduate Senior Year

REquirement Units Course options/title
PHIL 563
(in place of PHIL 371 or MGNT 482)
3 Business Ethics
ACCT Required Core Course (in place of Elective #1) 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
ACCT Required Core Course (in place of Elective #2) 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate term 1

Requirement Units COURSE OPTIONS/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**

Graudate Elective #1
3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

Graduate Term 2

REquirement Units Course Options/Title
ACCT Required Core Course* 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
Graduate Elective #2 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Graduate Elective #3 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Graduate Elective #4 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

*May be taken only when offered at Towson University

Sample Schedule for Part-time Students 

Courses taken during final undergraduate year

Requirement Units COURSE OPTIONS/TITLE
PHIL 563
(in place of PHIL 371 or MNGT 482)
3 Business Ethics 
ACCT Required Core Course* (in lieu of Elective #1) 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752
ACCT Required Core Course* (in lieu of Elective #2) 3 Choose from ACCT 630, ACCT 680, ACCT 720, ACCT 740 or ACCT 752

Graduate Term 1

Requirement Units COURSE OPTIONS/TITLE
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

Graduate Term 2

REquiement Units COURSE OPTIONS/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 3

Requirement Units COURSE OPTIONS/TITLE
Graduate Elective #1 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Graduate Elective #2 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

Graduate Term 4

REquirement Units COURSE OPTIONS/TITLE
Graduate Elective #3 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)
Graduate Elective #4 3 Choose from courses in accounting, e-business and technology management (EBTM), finance, information technology or management information systems (see catalog)

*May be taken only when offered at Towson University