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MBA/Accounting Program

The MBA/Accounting program is only available to students who have graduated or will graduate from Frostburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

The 150-hour combined BS/MBA program enables eligible students to complete Frostburg State University’s BS in Accounting and MBA degree programs with 150 hours of academic credit. Separate pursuit of these degrees would require a minimum of 156 hours of course work. All CPA exam candidates in many states including Maryland are required to complete 150 hours of academic credit. Completion of this combined BS/MBA program will meet all educational requirements for CPA exam candidacy in many states including Maryland. This program is available to students that have graduated or will be graduating from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Please note: While this program is only available to FSU Accounting majors,  perspective MBA students that graduated from a university outside of FSU and who hold a CPA license can apply for credit by exam for the two MBA courses which will result in the need to complete only 30 of the 36 required core credits of the MBA program.

Eligibility requirements for the combined BS/MBA

a) Declared accounting major at FSU, or FSU accounting graduate

b) GMAT or GRE scores  (waiver option is available for students with:

  • An advanced degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher.       
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.65 or higher
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher with two years of relevant work experience (resume required)

c) Accounting Major GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application

d) Approval of Accounting Department Chair

Summary of Requirements for Combined BS/MBA Option

 Undergraduate Requirements for BS in Accounting

1. Complete all requirements for baccalaureate degree in accounting.

See the FSU Undergraduate Catalog.

2. Complete the following additional MBA courses (30 hours):

BMIS 607 Information Management

ECON 511 Economics for Managers

FINA 610 Financial Management

MGMT 510 Leadership and Ethics

MGMT 512 Management Decision Analysis

MGMT 542 Organizational Behavior

MGMT 590 Special Topics in Management

MGMT 620 Strategic Human Resource Management

MGMT 680 Strategic Analysis and Planning *

MKTG 640  Marketing Management

*MGMT 680 must be taken in last 6-9 credits of study (last semester).