Admission Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Accounting program must meet the following requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor's Degree*
  • 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • GMAT**

International Applicants to the Master of Accounting program must also meet the following requirements:

  • A strict minimum TOEFL score of 85 for consideration, or a minimum IELTS score of 7 (with no lower than a 6.5 in any section)
  • See Admission Information by Home Country for your specific requirements

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is a program similar to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) currently offered, but with an emphasis on flexibility. More information can be found here.

* Applicants from undergraduate majors other than accounting will be considered for admission.

** The GMAT is required for everyone who does not satisfy waiver requirements. Please see Admissions for further information about the waiver. You may not substitute a GRE or LSAT score. You also may not substitute work experience, credentials (CPA, etc) or any other consideration in lieu of the GMAT. There is no minimum score requirement. Please see Class Profiles for GMAT scores accepted in prior semesters.


Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisites may be satisfied by taking comparable courses at an acceptable accredited institution.

Prerequisites not met prior to admission will be added to the master’s program as part of first-year requirements but will not count towards the units needed for the Master of Accounting degree.

Course Number
Course Title
ACCT 200 *** Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT 210 *** Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ACCT 500A Intermediate Accounting I (Equivalent to ACCT 400A)
ACCT 500B Intermediate Accounting II (Equivalent to ACCT 400B)
ACCT 520 Introduction to Federal Taxation (Equivalent to ACCT 420)

*** ACCT 200 and ACCT 210 must be taken at an institution that teaches United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)