Accounting (BS) + Master of Business Administration Dual-Level Program [Online]

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Prepare for a profitable career in accounting (and the CPA exam) by completing a BS degree in Accounting and an MBA on an accelerated timeline.

At a glance

Programmatic Credits


Standard Completion Time:

5 yrs


Why You Should Consider This Program

Students who enter the accounting program enjoy working with numbers. Accountants solve the puzzles of business and finance. Their position keeps a record of the flow of money through an organization, making sure that the books reflect accurate information. At Cairn, we prepare you for this chief place for integrity in an organization. 

Earning a BS degree in Accounting concurrently with an MBA sets you apart in the job market and allows for more growth opportunities in your career. In the Cairn University MBA, you will learn the quantitative and operational skills necessary to drive business success. You’ll understand the importance of organizational dynamics and the essential values required for ethical, moral, and wise leadership in today’s marketplace. Additionally, dual-level accounting majors graduate with the required 150 credits to sit for the CPA exam.  

How it Works

This program condenses six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. By completing both degrees together, you will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and financial aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.

Program Highlights

  • Earn the 150-credit requirement to take the CPA exam
  • Utilize Cairn’s business connections to enter world-class internships while you study.
  • Be mentored by professors who have successful, global experience in business.
  • Study coursework relevant to today’s workforce.
  • Graduate from a program full of successful & driven alumni. 95% of business students are employed within three months of graduation

Application Details

Apply to Cairn indicating your interest in the accounting major. Once you are accepted and on campus, you will have an academic advisor who will guide you through the steps of pursuing the dual-level program. 

Career Paths

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • CPA
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Finance Director
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Actuary

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At a glance

Program Credits


Standard Completion Time

5 yrs

Programmatic Accreditation

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