University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

About the Program:

Enrollment in the program is limited to 30 students per academic year. The program requires 30 graduate credit hours made up of:

  • 18 credit hours of accounting, auditing and tax knowledge;
  • 3 credit hours of CPA law; and
  • 9 credit hours of graduate-level business electives.

Click here for full-time student fall and spring semester course planning information.

The program emphasizes appropriate research strategies and techniques, effective business writing, and professional presentation skills. Students work closely with their academic advisor to design a course of study that best suits their future career objectives and prior coursework

The majority of MAcc graduates work in Big-4, regional and local CPA firms, within the assurance or tax areas. Other graduates work in the accounting departments of regionally-based corporations.

Common practice is to complete the MAcc degree before sitting for the CPA or other professionally-qualifying examinations. Students are strongly encouraged to sit for the first two parts of the four-part examination in the summer directly after graduation. Alumni following this advice have had great success in passing at least one section prior to beginning their full-time employment.

Financing Your Education

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Visit Student Financial Services for loan application materials and deadlines.

Program Financial Assistance: We offer scholarships and graduate assistantships. You can apply for these opportunities on the Graduate College application. Graduate assistantships cover 12 credit hours of tuition per year and a modest stipend in exchange for 10 hours per week of research or grading; international students are only eligible for assistantships in their second year of study. In addition, we award $5,000 scholarships to out-of-state and international students based upon academic merit. Students who have earned a score below 550 on the GMAT are automatically excluded from receiving financial assistance.

AICPA: AICPA.org provides scholarships to qualified candidates.

State CPA Societies: AICPA.org Find a link to your local state CPA society that also provides scholarships to qualified candidates.

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