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ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, B.A. or B.S./MBA

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The Accounting five-year program allows North Central College students to obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree in accounting as well as the M.B.A. degree within a five-year period. This five-year program is particularly attractive for accounting majors who want to take the C.P.A. exam in Illinois where candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a total of 150 semester hours of coursework to sit for the exam.

Admission Criteria

Students with a 3.333 cumulative grade point average or better, in accounting and overall, may apply to the graduate program at the end of the Fall term of their junior year. Students may also be nominated by faculty members Applications are reviewed by the Accounting Integrated Track Committee, and candidates are interviewed by a member of the Committee.

Program Requirements

The Accounting five-year program enables full-time students to complete 12 hours of graduate work by the end of the senior year. Six of these hours count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. An additional six hours of graduate coursework are taken during the senior year, beyond the 120 hours required for the bachelor’s degree. Students graduate with a B.A. or B.S. at the end of their senior year. In the fifth year, the student completes an additional 24 hours of graduate work to complete M.B.A. requirements.

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