The Professional Accountancy Program offers seamless integration of coursework within our B.S.B.A. and M.Acc. degree programs to prepare students for professional accountancy careers. Students are notified of their conditional acceptance along with their financial aid package for the program by November 15 of their senior year. This declaration will be used to alert the Brock School of Business Academic Programs Office and the Registrar’s Office that this student will matriculate into the Professional Accountancy Program. Candidates of this degree program will earn both the B.S.B.A. in accounting and the master of accountancy degree assuming continued successful enrollment.
Students must have a minimum overall 2.75 GPA for program admission, including a 2.75 GPA in all prior undergraduate ACCT courses.
Important Note: Students are required to earn a B or higher in ACCT 410 Income Tax II. Otherwise, this course will be taken as ACCT 510.
General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits
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General Education - Distribution Areas: 26-27 Credits
ACCT 540 - Financial Accounting & Reporting III (3)
ACCT 555 - Accounting Internship (3)
Graduate Accounting Electives: 12 Credits
(choose at least four courses for 12 total credits)
ACCT 514 - Tax Research (3)
ACCT 521 - Fraud Examination (3)
ACCT 550 - Managerial Accounting Seminar (3)
ACCT 560 - Accounting Theory (3)
ACCT 570 - Financial Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 580 - Issues in Reporting & Disclosures for Business (3)
ACCT 594 - Topics in Accounting (3)
ACCT 599 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting (1)
Total Required Credits: 152-153
*Pre-Business curriculum also includes ECON 201 from above.
**Must meet prerequisite of course selected.
NOTE: See the 2022-2023 Samford University Graduate Catalog for course descriptions of graduate business courses.