4+1 BBA in Accounting & MSA

An MSA student sitting in a classroom reading a textbook.

In as little as five years and just $42,500*, you could be on your way to a professional career in accounting with a BBA in Accounting and an MSA. No GMAT or GRE required.

TWU’s Four-Plus-One accounting program combines a bachelor’s degree and an MSA, preparing you to sit for the CPA exam**.

Undergraduate accounting classes are offered on the Denton campus, with graduate courses provided in hybrid and online formats at our Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.

*Tuition only, does not include fees

**State licensure data collected in 2020

Why Accounting at TWU?

Accredited and highly ranked

The College of Business is now accredited from AACSB InternationalAACSB accredited logo —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered the world’s leading association of business schools. Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.

Texas Woman’s also ranks 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A private school education at a public school price

Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high:

  • No. 2 in the state for adding value to student’s earning potential, according to The Economist Magazine
  • 4th among all Texas public universities at keeping total college costs down, according to College for All Texans

For a breakdown of cost of attendance, check out our Tuition and Fees Estimator.

TWU does more to build women leaders

Only 5.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and only 25 percent of senior managers and executives within those companies are women. TWU is working to help change that.

More than 70 percent of our faculty and staff across the university are women. While COB faculty prepare you to tackle the male-dominated world of business, our outreach staff work closely with employers to bring networking and employment opportunities to campus.

For our budding entrepreneurs, TWU’s Center for Women in Business is the state’s only university center dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship and business ownership. The Center provides tools for you to succeed including access to training/coaching, funding, mentoring and networking opportunities.

TWU believes in opening doors for its students

The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. The Career Center has also implemented Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database that works to fast-track your job search.

The COB takes it one step further with a team of Outreach and External Relations staff that work with the Career Connections Center to keep our business students in-the-know on employment opportunities and networking events.

Sitting for the CPA Exam

Students who complete both the BBA in Accounting and MS Accountancy degrees at TWU should be fully prepared to sit for the CPA Exam. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy regulates class requirements and, from time to time, changes the requirements to sit for the CPA Exam. TWU makes every effort to keep class requirements in alignment with the Board's requirements and makes updates in class requirements as needed.  

Students who do not have both the BBA in Accounting and MSA degrees at TWU may schedule a meeting with an accounting faculty member to develop an individual plan to sit for the CPA Exam. This is recommended for all students at least one year before.

Careers & salaries*

With this degree, you have multiple career opportunities including:

*Median salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

4+1 BBA & MSA Program requirements

This program requires 153-156 credit hours — 120 at the undergraduate level, 33 at the graduate level.

For specific course requirements, see the undergraduate accounting and graduate MSA catalog.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Master of Science in Accountancy

Program Contact

Pushkala Raman, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
mba@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the College for more information.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission to MSA

  • Earned bachelor's degree in accounting with at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earned bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 15 credit hours of accounting, 3000-level or above with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00, from a regionally accredited institution. Preferred courses shown below:
    • ACCT 3023 - intermediate Accounting I
    • ACCT 3103 - Cost Accounting
    • ACCT 5523 - Auditing
    • ACCT 3063 - Tax Accounting I
    • ACCT 4193 - Accounting Analytics or ACCT 4173 - Accounting Info Systems

Provisional Admission to MSA

Earned bachelor's degree in accounting with a 2.5 - 2.99 Cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution.  Student must take two graduate leveling courses

    • ACCT 5023 - Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 weeks)
    • ACCT 5033 - Cornerstones of Accounting (15 weeks)

Earned bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 15 credit hours of accounting, 3000-level or above with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 - 2.99, from a regionally accredited institution. Student must take two graduate leveling courses

    • ACCT 5023 - Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 weeks)
    • ACCT 5033 - Cornerstones of Accounting (15 weeks)

Earned bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least a 2.5 - 2.99 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.  Students must first take all four graduate Leveling Courses and earn at least a 3.0

    • ACCT 5093 - Financial Accounting (7 weeks)
    • ACCT 5433 - Managerial Accounting (7 weeks)
    • ACCT 5023 - Intermediate Financial Accounting (15 weeks)
    • ACCT 5033 - Cornerstones of Accounting (15 weeks)

The College of Business holds orientation for new students in the fall and spring semesters.  It is a requirement that all new students attend one of these session. Information will be provided after acceptance to the program.

For more information

business@twu.edu
940-898-2768

mba@twu.edu
940-898-2458

Learn more at one of our graduate information sessions.

Apply today

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