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Combined Degree: Accounting B.B.A. and M.S.A.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer current qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.

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Program Overview

Qualified undergraduate accounting students may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.B.A. and M.S.A. in accounting within the accelerated time frame. Undergraduate accounting majors may apply to the program after

  • Seventy-five credits completed or in progress with at least 30 credits at GVSU;
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher with the expectation to maintain that throughout the current semester;
  • Completion of ECO 210, ECO 211, BUS 201, and MGT 268 with Bs or better by the end of this semester;
  • Completion of ACC 212, ACC 213, and ACC 240 with B or better by the end of semester; and
  • Completion of ACC 310 and at least one other ACC 300/400 course with B or better, by the end of semester.

Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?

  • Seidman College of Business is regularly recognized as a top business school, and our students excel in their careers post-graduation.
  • Seidman faculty members consult actively with local and national businesses. This dynamic exchange helps keep students current and connected through a blend of theory and applied practice.
  • Accelerate your career trajectory and complete your degrees one step ahead of the competition.
  • Respond to emerging job markets.
  • Meet the growing national need for more master's trained employees.
  • Gain valuable internship and career opportunities through partnerships in the West Michigan area.

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Seidman is accredited by the AACSB International.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus; classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

  • Face To Face


Students admitted to this program may take graduate courses after completing 85 undergraduate credits, and up to 12 credits of graduate work may be used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.

During their fourth-year students can select up to four of the following graduate level courses:

  • ACC 508
  • ACC 513
  • ACC 514
  • ACC 516
  • ACC 612
  • ACC 615
  • ACC 618

No more than three 500-level courses can be counted toward the minimum 33 hours of the M.S.A. degree.

Admission Requirements

Students will normally apply for the combined B.B.A./M.S. in accounting degree program during their third academic year. Visit the online catalog for more information about admission requirements for the combined bachelor of business administration in accounting and master of science in accounting.

For More Information

Seidman College of Business

3021 L William Seidman Center

Program Director

Erika Murphy, SHRM-SCP
(616) 331-7026