Twice the Interest, Twice the Impact
The Bachelor's of Business Administration/Master's in Professional Accounting (BBA/MPA) combined degree is designed to enable students enrolled in the BBA at Emory University's Goizueta Business School to complete a master's degree while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. Though educational models vary by state, nearly all states require the completion of 150 semester hours of post-secondary education and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university prior to sitting for the CPA examination. Earning the necessary semester hours will likely require a fifth year of formal post-secondary education. The BBA/MPA is designed to address this need through master's level coursework and an internship.
In addition to earning a master’s degree, a unique feature of the BBA/MPA program is that students gain valuable on‐the‐job accounting, auditing, tax, forensics, or advisory services experience by completing a required full‐time internship in the spring semester of their senior year. Students are responsible for securing their own internship opportunities, with the assistance of the accounting faculty and the BBA/MPA Program Office as needed. These internships may be with our accounting firm partners, the numerous corporations with which the school has established strong recruiting relationships, non‐profit organizations, entrepreneurial start‐up organizations, or pre‐doctoral academic projects.
This program is designed to develop Goizueta Business School students intellectually, personally, and professionally; these students will become future leaders for the public accounting profession and other accounting careers. The program provides the knowledge, skills, and tools that enable, empower, and compel our students to uphold the highest ethical standards of the accounting profession and to make significant positive contributions to the organizations they serve and to society as a whole.
The Master of Professional Accounting degree program is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools™ (SACS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.