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» Accelerated M.S. in Accounting

The Accelerated MS in Accounting (MSA) is open to current Chapman University undergraduate students in the B.S. in Accounting Program.  The Accelerated MSA enables students to begin taking MS in Accounting coursework during their senior year and earn a MS in Accounting degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate studies.

Students may take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework during their senior year, of which 6 credits of graduate classes may count towards the 120 credits required for their bachelor's degree.  A maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework taken during their senior year can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the MS in Accounting, allowing for accelerated completion of the MSA.

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Requirements for the Accelerated Undergraduate/Master of Science in Accounting Degree

To accelerate the degree completion, students may enroll in as many as 12 credit hours of graduate classes prior to completion of the bachelor’s degree.  A maximum of 6 credit hours of classes may be applied to both the bachelor’s degree and the MSA.  The graduate classes that may be taken before completion of the undergraduate degree must be selected from the following:

Available Courses
ACTG 540 Accounting for Investments and Consolidations 3
ACTG 541 Not-for-Profit & International Accounting 3
ACTG 561 Forensic and Fraud Accounting 3
ACTG 571 Advanced Business Law for Accountants 3
BUS 601 Economic Analysis for Business 3
BUS 609 Business Analytics 3
BUS 632 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3

Admission to the Program

Admission into the Chapman Accelerated M.S. in Accounting Program is highly competitive.  Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, leadership potential, volunteer and internship experience, and communication skills.  Program entry may be granted by completion of the following requirements:

  • Submit the online application in the spring of junior year
  • Be enrolled at Chapman University and have completed 75 credits or more of undergraduate coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Upload a current resume
  • Compose a statement of Intent
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Complete a personal interview

Sample Program Plan

Sample Program Plan




Professional Ethics

Spring of Senior Year Economics
Non-Profit/Government Accounting
Accounting or Business Elective
Complete undergraduate coursework 
Summer Accounting or Business Elective
Business Analytics
Fall Accounting for Investments & Consolidations
Accounting Elective
Accounting Elective
Business or Accounting Elective

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Grace Hull

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My name is Grace Hull and I am an Accelerated MSA student at Chapman. I attended Chapman as an undergraduate, where I received a BS in Finance and a BS in Accounting. I loved my time at Chapman so much that I decided to stay for my graduate degree. During my senior year I was an accepted into the Accelerated MSA program and I was able to take 3 graduate courses while still completing my undergraduate studies. During my time at Chapman I have been involved in The Accounting Society and Delta Delta Delta. I have also had the opportunities to do internships in industry accounting as well as public accounting. Upon graduation I will be starting my career at Ernst & Young LLP in Irvine as an Assurance Associate.

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Fall 2020