Earn your undergraduate BBA and graduate MAcc in five years

Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting | Master of Accountancy (150 - 151 credits)

The Honors Professional Accountancy program provides students with the opportunity to earn a BBA in Honors Professional Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy (MAcc), and a Graduate Certificate in a five-year period. As part of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) students will choose one of five specialization areas: Professional Accountant courses, Managerial Accountant courses, Fraud Examiner courses, Internal Auditor courses, or Finance courses. This program features selective admission with enrollment caps, dedicated faculty mentors assigned to each student, experiential learning projects as part of the curriculum, and cohorts for all accounting coursework. The six experiential learning projects provide skill building and growth opportunities for each student in their area(s) of interest.

Once you have completed the core courses in the Honors Professional Accountancy program, you will
choose from one of five specialties to complete your degree.

Professional Accountant

 Be prepared for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Managerial Accountant

 We’ll prepare you for the Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) exam.

Fraud Examiner

 We’ll focus on preparation for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam.

Internal Auditor

 Be ready for the Certified Internal Audit (CIA) exam.

Finance

 Gain an understanding of corporate and business finance operations.

Davenport's Employment Guarantee

We provide our students with the necessary education and connections to land a job within six months after graduation—guaranteed. We’re so confident in the quality of our BBA in Accounting program that graduates who meet Davenport University requirements are eligible for our Employment Guarantee.

The Honors Professional Accountancy program can be completed in-seat or online.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Employment Opportunities

Entry level to mid-level accounting positions are available for graduates. Accounting employment availability is expected to rise at least 11% from 2014-2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increasing tax and regulatory complexities and an overall growing economy are expected to provide a strong demand for accountants in all areas of business. In addition to accounting positions, many companies will hire accounting graduates and train them for finance, opening up even more opportunities.

In addition, the Davenport University accounting degree programs are developed with careers and respective certifications in mind. Earning certifications can lead to better job prospects and higher pay. Some certifications students will be prepared to take include the following:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)                                           
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)                          
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)                                          
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Preadmission Requirements

  • Letter of application may be submitted but will not be considered until after completion of 30 credit hours with a 3.25 GPA overall and in major courses.  
  • Completion of ACCT202 with a B+ or higher or the transfer of ACCT202 with a B+ or higher
        
  • Two letters of reference
        
  • Committee interview (committee will be comprised of the Associate Dean in charge of Accounting and Finance, the Accounting Honors Program Director, and the Department Coordinator for Accounting and Finance at the respective site of application)

Continued Enrollment Requirements

  • Maintenance of 3.0 GPA overall and in major courses.
  • A Statement of Purpose must be submitted prior to beginning graduate-level coursework.

Undergraduate degree completion

A student may submit an application for graduation for the BBA Honors Professional Accountancy upon successful completion of all required undergraduate courses, HNRS301-305, and ACCT615, ACCT625, and ACCT650.

*ACCT640 may not used as an Accounting elective in a Specialization Area