The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate study in accounting. The MAcc is intended to prepare professional accountants to fill high-level positions in accounting firms and business enterprises. The length of the program is approximately one year of full-time study for the typical BBA graduate with a major in accounting.
Individuals with undergraduate degrees in areas other than accounting should consult with the Director of Master's Programs to determine specific course requirements for their programs. Those who have not yet received an undergraduate degree should inquire about the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), an integrated undergraduate and graduate program resulting in the awarding of both the BBA and the MAcc.
Applicants must comply with University procedures and meet University standards for admission. Applicants must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research a Graduate Admission Application. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate their professional or academic performance, a resume or curriculum vitae, and other information that may have impacted their decision to pursue graduate study or deemed important to individual or career goals. Applicants are required to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores prior to admission. Generally, GMAT scores will not be accepted if over seven years old. The GMAT is not required of those who earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university.
Admission decisions are made on the basis of undergraduate performance, GMAT scores, experience, and other indicators of the ability to pursue graduate study successfully. To be accepted in the graduate program, in addition to other requirements, applicants must be in good standing at the college or university they previously attended. Official notification of the admission decision is issued by the Office of the Dean of the College of Business and is sent directly to the applicant. The College of Business does not have "conditional or temporary graduate" admission categories. Normally, no credit will be applied toward a master's degree for graduate classes taken prior to acceptance into a graduate degree program in business.