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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, B.B.A. / Accounting, M.S.A.

Undergraduate B.B.A. students may apply during their junior year for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program. The accelerated program is designed for academically outstanding undergraduate students who wish to complete a master’s degree while at Texas Tech. Those students accepted into the program will begin taking graduate courses during their senior year. A maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate work may apply to both the B.B.A. and master’s degrees. The total number of credit hours required for both degrees will vary depending on the program. Upon successful completion of the required undergraduate courses plus 6 to 9 hours of designated graduate work, the B.B.A./M.S.A. program will grant both degrees simultaneously after completion of graduate work.

The 150-hour B.B.A. / M.S.A. program is designed to allow students to complete both the B.B.A. and M.S.A. degrees in five years. To meet this goal, students must have completed 90 hours toward the B.B.A. prior to beginning the fall semester of the fourth year. Students meeting that standard will then typically schedule the fourth year as follows:

Fall — 6 Semester Credit Hours of Undergraduate Courses and 6 Semester Credit Hours of Graduate Courses
Spring — 3 Semester Credit Hours of Internship and 3-6 Semester Credit Hours of Graduate Courses

Note: Remaining undergraduate courses will be integrated into the schedule during the fifth year. Students will work with their graduate faculty accounting advisor to determine their fifth year schedule.