Accounting, B.S. to Accounting, M.Acc.
The Integrated Accounting Program allows students the opportunity to complete both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting simultaneously. This program is designed for students entering SLU with both:
- A University scholarship
- College credit earned prior to entering SLU
There may be a financial aid advantage to this option. Any semester(s) of unused undergraduate University scholarships may be applied while enrolled in master level coursework; for example, if a student has an eight-semester undergraduate scholarship but only needs seven semesters to complete the bachelor’s component of the integrated program, the student may apply the last semester of their scholarship (prorated) to the first semester of the master’s component of the integrated program. However, undergraduate federal aid would not apply for the master’s component of the integrated program. In addition, tuition remission is not considered a university scholarship and, therefore, cannot be used for the master’s component of the integrated program.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Less than 10% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.
The accounting program is also separately accredited by the AACSB, one of only 186 schools to have earned this distinction.
For admission into this program, a student’s overall grade point average (GPA) and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score are very important. Historically, students with a GPA of at least 3.5 and a GMAT score of at least 500 are admissible into the program (GMAT will be waived for SLU accounting undergraduates with a minimum 3.40 cumulative GPA at the end of 105 credits). Students may apply for admission to this program upon completion of both:
- A minimum of 75 semester college credits (including a minimum of 15 credits with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average
- An upper-level accounting course taken with a grade of “B” or higher
Apply by March 15 for entry into the program for the summer or fall semesters. Apply by October 15 for entry into the program for the spring term.