Accountancy (Accelerated Masters Program)
Qualified undergraduate students who plan to earn the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree may enroll in the Accelerated Master’s Program which enables UVM students to being working on their master’s degree requirements while still an undergraduate. Students may take up to nine (9) credits of graduate course work prior to the conferral of the BSBA degree. Of these, a maximum of six (6) credits may be counted for both the BSBA and MAcc degrees. The other three (3) credits will only count toward the MAcc degree. All courses to be counted toward the MAcc degree must be completed after acceptance of the students in the accelerated program, be 200- or 300‐level business courses, and may not include any courses that are required for the undergraduate program (the prohibition includes the four 100- and 200‐level courses required for the accounting concentration), and be relevant to the MAcc study objective, as determined by the program director.
Students should apply for admission to the accelerated MAcc program preferably in April of their junior year, but not later than the start of the first semester of their senior year. Admission to the accelerated program requires the following:
- A declared accounting concentration;
- A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.20;
- Completion of the Graduate College application form, that must include at least one positive letter of recommendation from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a 100- or 200-level accounting or finance course;
- Completion of a letter addressed to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs expressing intent to join the accelerated MAcc program that also provides the student’s GPA and expected undergraduate graduation date.
Consistent with the MAcc application guidelines, GMAT scores are not required of students enrolled in the School of Business Administration’s accounting concentration with overall GPAs of 3.20 or higher.