Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy

What’s better than one business degree? Two business degrees.

In today’s competitive job climate, it’s important to set yourself apart from your competitors. Mercer’s Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy degree program allows students to minimize time and financial investment to earn both degrees simultaneously. The Dual MBA/MAcc degree meets the course requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and for CPA licensure in the State of Georgia.

The Dual MBA/MAcc program is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus in a flexible, self-paced format:
  • An individual course meets one evening per week.
  • Complete an entire course in an eight-week session.
  • Eight-week sessions enroll five times per year.
  • Comfortably take two classes per term to progress through the degree program more quickly.
  • The dual-degree model provides reduced tuition costs and faster time to degree completion.

 

The Dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy program's combined curriculum plan requires 48-69 credit hours in both MBA and MAcc coursework. With both MBA and MAcc courses built into the curriculum, students will gain preparation for the management of human, material and financial resources, as well as preparation for opportunities in public or private accounting.

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Dual MBA/MAcc students are seeking advanced degrees in both business and accounting simultaneously.Though most students have an educational background in business or accounting, it is not required for admission. There is also no prior work experience requirement. Many students are working while studying and seek a flexible schedule with evening classes while others are studying full time while preparing for the CPA. The average age is 28 years old with five years of work experience.

Individuals who successfully complete a Mercer Dual MBA/MAcc degree program can go on to work as business professionals in positions including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), treasury manager, tax accountant, cost accounting manager, auditor, or financial manager.

Students gain real-world business and accounting experience through internships and job placement opportunities. Our students and alumni can be found working at Fortune 500 companies and major accounting firms such as:
  • Grant Thornton
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • AT&T
  • Southern Company
  • General Electric
  • Coca-Cola


Applicants for the Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; a major in business is not required.

Application Checklist
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
  • Stetson School of Business and Economics Application for Admission
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  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for international applicants)
    Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University.

  • Official GMAT or GRE Test Score
    Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a qualifying score. Applicants holding a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international graduate degree may waive the GMAT requirement. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.

  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
    Submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Former Mercer University students are not required to request a Mercer University transcript.
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  • Current Résumé

Submit all application supporting materials to:
Mercer University
Stetson School of Business and Economics
Office of Admissions
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341


Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received. International students have additional requirements.

Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Session I (August): June 15
Fall Session II (October): August 15
Spring Session I (January): November 1
Spring Session II (March): January 15
Summer (May): March 15

For more information about program admission, contact:
Wesley Thompson
Office of Admissions
678.547.6300
business.admissions@mercer.edu
PROGRAM PER CREDIT HR PER 3/HR PER 6/HR PER 9/HR
Evening MBA
$706 $2,118 $4,236 $6,354

Additional Program Costs and Benefits

  • All students are charged a technology fee.
  • Campus parking is free.
  • Students enjoy full access to campus facilities, including computer labs, library, fitness center and indoor Olympic pool

Financial Planning
Students enrolling in the Dual MBA/MAcc program can take advantage of federal and/or private loan programs to assist with covering the costs of tuition. Mercer University’s Office of Student Financial Planning is equipped to provide up-to-date information on financial assistance available to graduate students via federal loan programs.

678.547.6444 | finaidatl@mercer.edu | financialaid.mercer.edu

MBA.com, the official website of the GMAT, offers additional resources related to financing your degree.

In addition to the Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy dual degree program, Mercer University also offers:

Non-U.S. citizens or students who graduated from a non-U.S. university must also complete the following requirements to be evaluated for admission:

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
    Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation is required for admission. You must submit an official sealed copy of your evaluation with your application materials.

    Contact the Office of Admissions for more information about evaluation service providers at business.admissions@mercer.edu or (678) 547-6300.

  • Official Translations
    Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    A TOEFL or IELTS score not more than two years old is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. Official score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. Use institution code 5025 for submission of official score reports. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.

    Exception: A TOEFL score is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with a grade of "C" or higher.