​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 courses are offered every quarter except summer and may be taken at any time providing prerequisites have been met.

Final Quarter of Senior Year

During the final quarter of senior year, students must petition for formal admission to the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Students must apply for graduation prior to submitting the petition for admission.

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

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

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Graduate Year

In the fifth and final year of the program, students take nine additional graduate classes to complete the MACC degree, for a total of 12 graduate classes.

Note: Students do not need to continue into the final year immediately. Students may take a few quarters time off between the BSB and MACC.

  • ACC 535 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 635 Principles of Forensic Accounting
  • ACC 636 Internal Auditing, Corporate Governance, and Control
  • ACC 637 Data Mining and Analytics
  • ACC 638 IT Auditing
  • ACC 639 Accounting Information Systems and Auditing (prereq: ACC 535)
  • ACC 645 Forensic and Investigative Accounting
  • ACC 646 Forensic Accounting and Valuation
  • One business elective


The three graduate classes taken while earning a bachelor’s degree are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. The nine graduate classes taken after the bachelor’s degree are billed at the graduate tuition rate. For current tuition rates, please visit Student Accounts.

DePaul alumni receive a Double Demon Scholarship, which covers 25 percent of the tuition for a graduate degree. The scholarship becomes effective when officially admitted to the graduate program.