Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)/Master of Accountancy (M.Acy.) Major in Accounting (5-year Integrated)

Minimum required: 150 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the McCoy College of Business Administration (McCoy College) is competitive, and a student must be admitted to the McCoy College to pursue a B.B.A. degree. Consideration for admission to McCoy College undergraduate programs is based on specific admission criteria and is conducted as a rolling admission process. For current Texas State students, applications are available online at For students not yet admitted to the University, applications are available online at Students should list a business major as their first major choice.

    Priority dates are March 1 for summer/fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester. Applications received after the priority date will be considered for admission on a space-available basis. Students not yet admitted to Texas State must meet Texas State admission deadlines. Students attending Texas State who are currently on academic probation are not eligible for admission to McCoy College.

    Freshmen and Students with fewer than 30 Semester Hours

    Students are automatically admitted if their SAT score is 1200 or greater, if their ACT score is 27 or greater, or if the student graduated in the top 25% of their high school class. All other applicants will be considered for the remaining openings through a competitive review process. The review is based on a student’s high school academic record, standardized test score (SAT or ACT), or a combination of the two. Students who are admitted to the University but denied admission to McCoy College will be considered for admission to their second choice major or as an exploratory professional major.

    Students with 30 or more Semester Hours

    Students who have completed at least 30 semester hours, including ENG 1310, ENG 1320, and MATH 1329, either at Texas State or another college or university and who have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA will be considered for admission based upon a competitive index using the grades from ENG 1310,ENG 1320, MATH 1329, and the overall GPA from all colleges and universities attended. Students will be automatically admitted if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and have completed ENG 1310, ENG 1320 and MATH 1329.

  2. A Texas State Accounting major may apply for admittance to the 5-Year Integrated Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A)/Master of Accounting (M.Acy.) degree with a major in Accounting program once the student has completed the following:
    1. at least 90 credit hours, 
    2. at least 12 upper-level Accounting courses, and
    3. ACC 3313 and ACC 3314 with a grade of "B" or better.
  3. All applicants to the M.Acy. program will provide the following:
    1. a completed online ApplyTexas application
    2. a $40 nonrefundable application fee
    3. at least two completed reference forms,
    4. a resume/CV
    5. GMAT or GRE score, and
    6. an essay on the topic indicated in the application materials.
  4. However, submission of the GMAT or GRE score and essay will be optional for a Texas State Accounting major who:

              a. has earned a 3.2 GPA or higher in the last 60 of coursework, 

              b. has earned a 3.4 GPA or higher in upper-level Accounting courses, and

              c. provides at least two satisfactory reference forms from Texas State faculty.

General Requirements

  1. For the B.B.A. degree, any McCoy College student whose Texas State GPA drops below a 2.0 is placed on probation by Texas State and on restricted status by McCoy College. Students on restricted status must increase their Texas State GPA to at least 2.0 in the subsequent semester or their admission to McCoy College will be voided. Students are required to meet with a representative of the McCoy College Academic Advising Center to remove probation holds; otherwise, the hold will prevent registration or schedule changes. A student whose admission is voided may regain admission to McCoy College by going through the application process and competing with other applicants for openings. Students with a Texas State GPA below a 2.0 are also subject to the University academic probation and suspension policies.

  2. All students seeking the B.B.A. must complete the following general education core curriculum courses as required by McCoy College. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for other information about the general education core curriculum.
  3. To provide a common body of knowledge in business, all students seeking the B.B.A. must complete the following common core of business courses or their equivalents as required by the McCoy College:
    B A 2310Introduction to Business in a Global Environment3
    ACC 2361Introduction to Financial Accounting3
    ACC 2362Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
    CIS 1323Introduction to Microcomputer Applications3
    ECO 2314Principles of Microeconomics3
    ECO 2315Principles of Macroeconomics3
    BLAW 2361Legal Environment of Business3
    QMST 2333Business Statistics3
    MGT 3303Management of Organizations3
    MKT 3343Principles of Marketing3
    CIS 3380Enterprise Information Technology and Business Intelligence3
    FIN 3312Business Finance3
    MGT 3453Business Communication and Professional Development 14
    MGT 4335Strategic Management and Business Policy3

    Students in the 2014 and subsequent catalog years cannot receive credit for MGT 3353.

  4. A combination of courses in the major program area specified by the appropriate academic department and restricted upper-division business electives to complement the major are also required for the B.B.A.
  5. Free electives to achieve a minimum total of 120 semester hours are also required. To ensure compliance with the course requirements for a B.B.A. degree, students should follow the general sequence of courses specified for the curriculum in this section of the catalog. 
  6. Also, students who did not complete satisfactorily at least two years of the same foreign language in high school must complete two semesters (6-8 hours) of a single foreign language in college.
  7. Nine hours of designated “writing intensive” (WI) courses must be completed at Texas State to satisfy degree requirements.

  8. Students must achieve the following grade point averages for graduation:
  • a Texas State GPA of 2.00
  • a Business GPA of 2.25 (includes common business core, major(s), and restrictive/advanced electives)
  • a GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s); and
  • a Major GPA of 2.50

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
MATH 1329 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3CIS 132313 
US 11001Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303  
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ACC 23613ACC 23623 
ECO 2314 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3ECO 23153 
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3BLAW 23613 
QMST 23333POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
B A 23103ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ACC 33133ACC 33143 
ACC 33653ACC 33853 
CIS 33803MGT 34534 
MGT 33033MKT 33433 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3FIN 33123 
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
ACC 33633ACC Electives (graduate)6Free Electives (undergraduate)7
ACC 43283ACC 53503 
ACC 43133ACC 53893 
Free Electives (undergraduate)6  
 15 12 7
Fifth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ACC 53163BUS Electives (graduate)6 
ACC 53663BLAW 53643 
MGT 43353ACC Elective (graduate)3 
Free Elective (undergraduate)3  
 12 12
Total Hours: 150

 Credit can be earned by successfully passing a test. Students must pay a fee to take the test.