​The combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

​Accountancy (BSB)/Accountancy (MACC)

The Five-Year Accountancy Program allows majors to complete a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree in five years. The graduate degree provides students with advanced skills in accounting in areas of high demand: internal audit, forensic accounting, and accounting information systems.

Admission Requirements

Current DePaul accountancy majors who meet the following criteria may apply to this program:

  • Junior standing or higher (at least 88.0 credits)
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
  • A minimum Accountancy (ACC) grade point average of 3.000

Admission to the five year program does not require the GMAT, essays, or letters of recommendation. Students should apply for program admission while enrolled in ACC 305, 372, or 380.

Classes During Senior Year

In the five year program, students will take three graduate classes during the senior year. These three classes will count toward the bachelor’s degree as indicated below. Students should note that requirements for graduate classes are more rigorous.

These classes are offered every quarter except summer. Therefore, students may choose the quarter in which they want to enroll, provided that they meet the prerequisites.

Final Quarter of Senior Year

During the final quarter of the bachelor’s degree, students must petition for formal admission into the graduate school of business. The admission criteria are as follows:

  • Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accountancy
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 3.200
  • A minimum Accountancy (ACC) grade point average of 3.000

After Senior Year

After completion of ACC 545, 550, and 551 and the awarding of the BSB, students take nine additional graduate classes to complete the graduate degree, for a total of twelve graduate classes. Information on the MACC degree is found in the graduate catalog.

More Information

For additional information, including policies and frequently asked questions, visit accountancy.depaul.edu.

ACC 545


This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the following: consolidations, partnership accounting, foreign operations and not-for-profit accounting. Coverage of the topics emphasizes both theory and practice. Mastery of the material is obtained through problem-solving situations. NOTE: This is a M.S.A. or M.ACC course.
ACC 543 is a prerequisite for this class.

ACC 550


Advanced Topics in Auditing, a companion and sequel to Accounting 547, emphasizes the implementation and application of generally accepted auditing standards to transaction cycles and classes of transactions. It includes the study of sampling techniques used in tests of controls and tests of details, internal control in computer-based systems, and introduces the use of Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques. The role of internal auditors is also covered. NOTE: This is a M.S.A. course. Cross-listed with ACC 620.
ACC 547 is a prerequisite for this class.

ACC 551


This course covers the federal income tax treatment of corporations and partnerships. It includes ethics in tax practice and an exposure to estate and gift taxation. This course is a prerequisite for students in the M.S.T. program not having the equivalent undergraduate coursework in taxation. NOTE: This is a M.S.A. or M.ACC course.
ACC 548 is a prerequisite for this class.