Wednesday, April 25, 2012 myBiz Blog
New Accelerated Accounting Program by Katie Coon

The Department of Accounting is excited to introduce an Accelerated Master of Accountancy program that allows those students who have accumulated sufficient credits to complete a Master of Accountancy degree in 4.5 years and qualify for the CPA exam.  The Accelerated Integrated Master of Accountancy (AIMAcc) program offers an alternative to students who are able to complete their 120-credit BBA in less than 4 years. The AIMAcc program is not meant to replace the traditional IMAcc program, but merely as an alternative for selected students to take advantage of the opportunities associated with a Master of Accountancy degree in an accelerated fashion.

Students in the AIMAcc program will have the opportunity to participate in focused recruiting events with accounting employers, compete for summer internships with the Preferred Employer group (which includes all Big 4 Public Accounting firms), actively engage in the Ethics and Professionalism program, and compete for an opportunity to be a TA for an introductory accounting course.

The program is designed to complete an undergraduate degree in accounting in 3.5 years followed by masters courses in a spring-fall semester sequence with a December graduation.  To be eligible to apply, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted into the Wisconsin School of Business PRIOR to application to the AIMAcc program.
  • Applicants must have completed Intermediate Financial Accounting I (AIS 301) (likely in the spring semester of Sophomore year).
  • Transcripts must show a minimum of 75 completed credits (including AP credits).
  • Applicants must show that they can complete a BBA degree in accounting within three academic semesters from the date of application.

The timing of the AIMAcc program is as follows:

  • Applications will be accepted during the summer between a student’s sophomore and junior year.
  • Candidates will be interviewed by accounting faculty in early September with admissions decisions by mid-September.
  • Recruiting and interviews for summer internships will take place in September and October.
  • Admitted students will typically complete a summer internship the summer after admission.
  • The Master of Accountancy degree will be completed in a spring-fall sequence such that students will typically complete the program in 4.5 years with a December graduation date.
  • Students will participate in the Ethics and Professionalism program throughout their time in the program.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for the program, please enter your contact information on the attached Google Docs spreadsheet:

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact Kristen Fuhremann, Director of Professional Programs in Accounting (see contact information and office hours below).    The Department will begin accepting applications for the inaugural AIMAcc class of December 2014 beginning in August 2012.

Kristen's Office Hours - 4171D Grainger (kfuhremann@bus.wisc.edu)
Monday/Wednesday: 11am - 2pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Other times available by appointment