Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides GSU accounting undergraduates accelerated entry into Louisiana Tech’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.
Louisiana Tech President Dr. Les Guice was joined by Grambling President Rick Gallot in Tech’s College of Business to officially sign the MOU.
“We’re able to sign an agreement that will create greater opportunity for students of both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State,” Guice said. “Our partnership will prepare our shared students to sit for the CPA exam and begin successful careers even sooner. Together, we will help many students achieve their academic
goals, and I know they will then make a positive impact on our region and state.”
Tech’s concurrent MAcc option allows accounting majors with a 3.2 GPA and less than 30 hours of coursework remaining to begin taking graduate-level courses while still an undergraduate. Through this agreement, Grambling students meeting these requirements can also begin the program concurrently.
"Partnerships like these are a testament to the importance of investing in the success of college students," said Grambling State University President Rick Gallot.
"Cultivating the next generation of accountants is key to the vitality of any business or organization, and this agreement will help that happen at a faster pace. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate once again with my friend President Les Guice, and I appreciate the Louisiana Tech College of Business for extending this opportunity to students at Grambling State University."
Merit-based scholarships will be awarded by Tech’s College of Business for GSU students enrolled in the current program. Then, graduate assistantships will be awarded once the student completes their Grambling undergraduate degree and officially enters the MAcc program.