Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

BBA/MSA Program


Loyola's nationally ranked BBA/MSA degree program is rigorous yet flexible. Students who major in accounting at the undergraduate level pursue careers in auditing, taxation, systems, consulting, and management accounting. Coursework prepares students for the CPA, CMA, CFE, and CIA examinations. Interested and qualified students must apply to complete the master's portion of the program by the first semester of their junior year in order to take advantage of some MSA program course reduction opportunities. However, students can apply to the MSA program at any time during their academic career. BBA/MSA students can complete the graduate coursework component in one year.

Program benefits

  • Provides the necessary credit hours to meet the 150-hour requirement for CPA examination
  • Allows students to meet their competition head on once they become accounting professionals
  • Provides accounting depth and breadth beyond what is gained from the typical undergraduate education
  • Supplies the necessary critical business and accounting decision-making and problem-solving skills to succeed in today's demanding workplace
  • Allows students to explore ethics and values across all areas of accounting and business, fully preparing them to excel in the current climate of heightened accountability
  • Enables students to better understand the global implications of accounting and business decisions

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