Accounting 4+1 Option

Move on to your master's degree more quickly and at less cost.

The Accounting 4+1 option at the University of Michigan-Dearborn allows you to earn both the Bachelor of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Accounting with a substantial savings of time and money.

You can double-count up to five master's-level accounting courses toward the BBA Accounting major and the MS in Accounting. Not only will you save five courses, but you'll only be charged the undergraduate base tuition rate for those five master's courses.* The total value of the course substitutions is approximately $16,000 if you go on to complete the MS in Accounting, assuming part-time enrollment at resident tuition rates.

*You'll be charged the slightly higher graduate course premium, an extra $50 per credit hour compared to the undergraduate course premium as of the 2023-24 academic year.

Accounting 4+1 Curriculum

In the Accounting 4+1 option, you would complete the curriculum requirements for the BBA Accounting major and the MS in Accounting, but with the following modified requirements for the BBA Accounting major:

The Accounting 4+1 option encourages students to pursue more advanced coursework in the Master of Science in Accounting program.  As a result, Accounting 4+1 students may not receive credit for ACC 505, ACC 514, ACC 555, ACC 560, or ACC 580 in the Master's program if those students have earned a B or better in the equivalent undergraduate courses of ACC 298, ACC 357, ACC 355, ACC 360, and ACC 380, respectively. Instead, Accounting 4+1 students must replace these courses with more advanced electives from the MS in Accounting program.


CPA Exam Preparation

The College of Business has partnered with CPAexcel® to offer CPA exam preparation at a significant discount to our eligible Accounting students. In addition, eligible students who pass all 4 parts of the CPA exam within 12 months of graduation can receive a 100% reimbursement of the discounted cost of the CPAexcel® Gold review course. Alternatively, eligible students who complete at least one section of the CPA exam within 6 months of graduation can receive a 50% reimbursement of the discounted cost of the review course.

You must meet specific accounting and general business course requirements in order to qualify for the CPA examination in Michigan. See the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy for the official policies.

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