North Central College - Naperville, IL

Integrated M.B.A. Degree Program

The Accounting 5-Year Integrated C.P.A. track allows North Central College students to obtain a B.A. or B.S. degree in accounting as well as the MBA degree within a five-year period.  This five-year program is particularly attractive for accounting majors who want to take the C.P.A. exam in Illinois where candidates must have a bachelor's degree and a total of 150 semester hours of coursework to sit for the exam.

Admission Criteria

Students with a 3.33 cumulative grade point average or better, in accounting and overall, may apply to the graduate program at the end of the Fall term of their Junior year.  Applications are reviewed by the Accounting Integrated Track Committee, and candidates are interviewed by a member of the Committee.

Program Requirements

The Accounting 5-year program enables full-time students to complete 12 hours of graduate work by the end of the senior year.  Six of these hours count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.  An additional six hours of graduate coursework are taken during the senior year, beyond the 120 hours required for the bachelor's degree.  Students graduate with a B.A. or B.S. at the end of their senior year.  In the fifth year, the student completes an additional 24 hours of graduate work to complete the MBA requirements. 

For more information contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (630) 637-5840 or grad@noctrl.edu.