BMACC Degree

BMACC (4+1) Degree Program

The BMACC degree (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting + a Master of Science in Accountancy) from the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy is a 4 + 1 year degree program that provides students with the 150+ credits to apply for the CPA license.

To apply for the BMACC program, you must meet the minimum requirements.  Applications for the BMACC program can be accessed online and are accepted twice each year (October 1 and March 1).

To learn more, please attend a BMACC information session or contact the Center for Student Success at the Fowler College of Business.

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy will hold an information session each semester for those students interested in the BMACC program. Please contact Ashley Whitcomb to learn more.

BMACC Requirements

BMACC Application

BMACC Curriculum

Students meet the required minimum of 30 academic units to complete master’s degree program. Students are invited to work with their academic advisor for assistance in determining their course work.

  • ACCTG 624: Business Entity Taxation
  • ACCTG 625: Managerial Analysis & Financial Reporting
  • ACCTG 650: Accounting Research & Communication
  • ACCTG 673: AIS Development
  • ACCTG 790: Analytics in Accounting
  • ACCTG 729: Robotic Process Automation (1 unit)
  • ACCTG 501: Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 503: Federal Taxation of Individuals
  • ACCTG 505: Fraud Examination 
  • ACCTG 508:  Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • ACCTG 522: International Financial Reporting 
  • ACCTG 530: Ethics in Accounting 
  • ACCTG 657: Accounting for Income Taxes
  • ACCTG 663: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCTG 670: Seminar in Assurance Services
  • ACCTG 675: Seminar in Accounting information Systems Audit and Control 
  • ACCTG 705: Forensic Accounting
  • FIN 653: Seminar in SEC Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • MIS 585: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management
  • MIS 686: Enterprise Database Management
  • MIS 687: Secure Enterprise Network and Mobile Technology
  • BA 649: Business Analytics
  • MIS 515: Object-Oriented Programming for Business Applications
  • MIS 585: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management
  • MIS 686: Enterprise Database Management
  • MIS 687: Secure Enterprise Networking and Mobile Technologies
  • MIS 697: Project Planning and Development
  • MIS 720: Electronic Business and Big Data Infrastructure 
  • MIS 753: Global Supply Chain Analytics
  • MIS 755: Seminar in Information Systems Security Management
  • ACCTG 530: Ethics in Accounting 
  • ACCTG 651: Seminar in Corporate Tax
  • ACCTG 654: Seminar in Partnership Taxation
  • ACCTG 655: Tax Planning for Individuals
  • ACCTG 656: Multijurisdictional Tax


The BMACC degree was designed specifically to provide students with the 150+ credits needed for the CPA license. Successful BMACC students earn a bachelor of science in business administration (accountancy) and a master of science in accountancy within a period of five years.

You must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA, SDSU GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major. You must also have completed ACCTG 331 with a B+ grade or have successfully completed ACCTG 331 with one other upper division core course (ACCTG 332, 333, 334, 431 or 432).

October 1 is the deadline for fall semester applications and March 1 is the deadline for spring applications.

Students with a minimum 3.40 overall, SDSU and major GPAs are eligible to waive the GMAT exam, otherwise applicants must complete the GMAT a least four weeks prior to the application deadline.

BMACC students can choose to specialize in accounting information systems, financial reporting, or taxation. Students can switch tracks after they’ve made their initial selection.

Go to BMACC Application to apply.

Yes. Those wishing to be considered for a BMACC or MSA scholarship must indicate their interest in scholarships by clicking “Yes” in the appropriate box within the BMACC application.

There will be information sessions held at least once a semester. Also, you can contact accounting advisor Ashley Whitcomb in the Student Success Center at the Fowler College of Business.

BMACC Program Coordinator: Dr. David DeBoskey

Accounting Information Systems Specialization: Dr. Leon Chan

Financial Reporting Specialization: Dr. David DeBoskey

Taxation Specialization: Dr. Lin Wang

BSBA Accounting Academic Advisors: Ashley Whitcomb (last names A-L) or Karina Pereda (last names M-Z)

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