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The 3+1 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting (MAcc) Program

The objective of the 3+1 BSBA and MAcc program is to give exceptional Pitt Business students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree and a Master of Science in Accounting degree (MAcc) in only four years.

This innovative program is offered in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Program Benefits

  • Accelerated path to a master's degree in accounting
  • Same tuition as an undergraduate degree (provided merit-based scholarship qualifications are met)
  • Fulfills the 150 credit-hour requirement for CPA certification
  • Demonstrates professional commitment to recruiters

Academic Requirements

The 3+1 BSBA and MAcc program is open exclusively to highly motivated freshmen entering Pitt Business, who have earned a minimum of 15 advanced standing credits in the Arts & Sciences upon entry into the program. 

Participating students pursue a carefully sequenced, rigorous course load that includes summer coursework and participation in the Pitt Business Global Business Institute London International Accounting Issues program. As a result, students complete a minimum of 120 undergraduate credits and fulfill their BSBA degree requirements in three years.

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 cumulatively and within their academic major at all times. Students who fulfill this requirement will be admitted into the MAcc program for their "senior" or fourth year. Admission may be deferred for up to one year. Students may opt out of the MAcc program if their plans change and will graduate with only the BSBA degree.


Participating students pay three years of undergraduate tuition, followed by one year of Katz MAcc tuition. Students are eligible for undergraduate scholarships during their time in Pitt Business, and subsequently may receive scholarship funds available for the Katz MAcc program.

Katz 3+1 Accounting Scholarship

In addition, students are also eligible for the Katz 3+1 Accounting scholarship. This is a partial tuition scholarship available to Pitt Business students in the 3+1 program. The scholarship is based on academic merit and is to be awarded to a full-time senior student upon matriculation into the Katz Master of Science in Accounting (MAcc) program. The scholarship will cover the tuition difference between College of Business Administration and Katz tuition for the student while he or she is enrolled in the MAcc program. A Pitt Business accounting student who has displayed exceptional academic merit will be considered for this award regardless of financial need. The recipient will be selected by the accounting faculty and the Office of the Dean.


  • Senior standing
  • A 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Participation in 3+1 BSBA/MACC Program


To learn more about the program, students already admitted to Pitt Business should contact their Pitt Business academic advisor. Students seeking admission to Pitt Business should contact Pitt Business Admissions.