The Integrated BBA-Masters of Accountancy Program (BBA/MACCT) is designed for students interested in pursuing a BBA with a concentration in accounting and continuing their studies in advanced accounting, tax accounting, or information assurance to earn a Master of Accountancy (MACCT) degree. Students admitted to this program will be able to start taking graduate level courses in their senior year, will earn a BBA degree with a concentration in accounting and a MACCT degree, and will also meet the 150 hour requirement to take the CPA exam. Students who pursue this program will complete both degrees in fewer credits and reduce the cost of both degrees by paying undergraduate tuition for 6 credits of graduate coursework.
For the first three years of university studies, students will complete the requirements for the BBA program with an accounting concentration. In junior year of academic work, the student applies for admission to the Integrated BBA/MACCT program. Eligible applicants must have a minimum UNM GPA of a 3.25 or higher and have completed accounting courses MGMT 340, 341, and 346 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Entrance exam (GMAT/GRE) scores will be waived and are not required for admission. Students are required to submit an essay describing reasons for pursuing an advanced accounting degree. The essay and all application materials must be received on or before regular MACCT application deadlines; October 1st for Spring admission and April 1st for Fall admission.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their BBA academic advisor on a regular basis to ensure timely progress toward graduation and meet with accounting faculty advisors to determine how this program fits their interests and career goals. As students begin the application process, they will need to complete the Integrated BBA/MACCT Supplemental Application and Checklist signed by the applicant, BBA advisor, and Anderson graduate programs advisor. Students must also complete the online application at https://online.mgt.unm.edu/masters and submit supplemental documents including unofficial UNM transcripts, official transcripts from all transfer colleges, application fee receipt, essay, and signed signature page.
Once admitted to this program, students take 6 credit hours of graduate level coursework that will go toward both BBA and MACCT degree requirements. Typically students use these graduate level courses toward their undergraduate free electives. After completion of the BBA degree, students will continue their studies at the graduate level in advanced accounting, tax accounting, or information assurance. All BBA/MACCT students must meet all of the undergraduate and graduate program academic and degree requirements.