Integrated BBA-Master of Accounting Program (BBA/MACCT)

Program Overview

The Integrated BBA-Master of Accounting Program (BBA/MACCT) is designed for students interested in pursuing a BBA with a concentration in accounting and continuing their studies in Accounting and Assurance or Taxation tracks to earn a Master of Accounting (MACCT) degree. Students admitted to this program will gain early admission to the MACCT, take 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.

Suggested Timeline

Year 1-3:

  • Complete BBA in Accounting degree requirements.
  • Complete MGMT 340, 341, and 346 with a 3.5 gpa or higher
  • Maintain a 3.2 cumulative gpa or higher

Year 3, 2nd Semester (Junior year)

  • Apply to Master of Accounting (MACCT)

Year 4:

  • Complete remaining undergraduate requirements + 6 credits in MACCT. (Work with the MACCT advisor to select courses)
  • Graduate with your bachelor’s degree (with 123 credit hours for students interested in sitting for the CPA. 123 undergraduate hours + 27 remaining graduate credits is 150 total credit hours required for the license)

Year 5:

  • Complete the remaining 27 credits in the MACCT

The program fulfills the New Mexico Board of Accountancy requirements, and those of most other states, for sitting the CPA exam in New Mexico. View more information about the CPA exam in New Mexico.

This program has an AACSB Accounting specialized accreditation that includes the top 190 accounting programs in the world.

Student Experience

The Master of Accounting courses are offered in 16-week semester courses with experiential learning opportunities and integration with accounting firms.

Local and National Accounting Firm Recruitment

We provide student organization and department hosted events to connect you with accounting professionals. Networking opportunities and career fairs designed for accounting professions help make the connections with your future employer.

CPA Review Courses

Once a student has completed the program, the Accounting faculty offer 8-week CPA Review courses to help prepare students for the CPA exam. Course materials are provided for the course. Learn more about the CPA Review course.

Curriculum

The BBA-MACCT Integrated program requires an Accounting concentration in the BBA program at UNM.

Students are recommended to follow the curriculum that is on the BBA-MACCT program checklist.

Year 1-4: BBA with Accounting concentration Student

  • Complete BBA in Accounting degree requirements + 3 credits (123 total credits)
  • After admission to BBA-MACCT, take 6 credits of MACCT (these count as free electives in BBA program)

Year 5: MACCT Student

  • Complete the remaining 27 credits in the MACCT

Admission

For a complete application, please submit all required materials. BBA Accounting students are eligible to apply to this program once they have completed these steps:

  • are within 36 credit hours of graduating
  • have achieved a 3.5 gpa or are in-progress to complete MGMT 340, 341, 346
  • have a 3.2 overall cumulative gpa at UNM

Application Checklist

  1. Online Application:  Start your application.
  2. Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Personal Statement:  The Personal Statement should reflect your goals and motivations to pursue the degree and what has prepared you to succeed in the program.
  4. Résumé:  Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, project leadership, and other student leadership experience. Your resume can be uploaded with your online application.
  5. Unofficial Transcripts:  Submit your current UNM unofficial transcript to the online application.

The University of New Mexico Master of Accounting program has determined its curriculum meets the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the State of New Mexico.

SPRING 2023 BEST CONSIDERATION DATES

Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Program Start:
January 16, 2023