Possible Course Schedule

Summer 2020:

  • BSAD 162 Corporate Financial Reporting 2       
  • BSAD 271 Topics in Financial Reporting [International Financial Reporting Standards]

Fall 2020 (15 credits):

  • BSAD 161 Corporate Financial Reporting 1
  • BSAD 310 Professional Communications
  • 9 additional hours in accounting related courses

Spring 2021 (15 credits):

  • BSAD 361 Accounting Research, Regulation and Ethics
  • BSAD 362 CPA Law
  • 9 additional hours in accounting related courses

May 2021:

  • You graduate with your Master’s degree and should begin sitting for the CPA exam.

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To be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee, applicants to the Master of Accountancy must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree
  • 2.75 (4.0 scale) overall GPA
  • 500 score on the GMAT (or the GRE equivalent)
  • International students only: TOEFL of 90 or IELTS of 7.0.
  • NOTE: UVM and St. Michael’s Accounting or Finance students with a GPA>3.2 are exempt from the GMAT.

Average GPA and GMAT scores for applicants admitted for the past three years are 3.3 and 616 respectively. Our average TOEFL is 94.

Important Notice: The GRE/GMAT is being waived for 2021.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Macro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Accounting 1
  • Corporate Financial Accounting 2

Students with undergraduate business degrees have likely completed most of the 8 prerequisite requirements. All applicants must complete the first six prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program. Students may complete Corporate Financial Accounting 1 & 2 as part of the MAcc program. This adds six (6) credits hours to the 30-hour program. Students choosing this option will complete the program in two years.

The class size for 2021-2022 is capped at 45 students. Completed applications are reviewed at the end of each month. Those seeking scholarships are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2021 to receive full consideration.

To help us review your completed application as soon as possible please read the following helpful hints.

Begin your online application by completing your personal information and statement. Ask three individuals (most often faculty members) if they are willing to be a reference for your application. You only need their names and contact information to apply. The automated system will email each person for their recommendation.

If you are currently taking classes, do not wait for final grades to submit your application. Doing so will only delay application review and consideration for the program. Include an unofficial transcript with your application. You will then need to submit an official transcript after you graduate or complete your coursework.

Make sure your test scores (GMAT, and TOEFL or IELTS if required) and other documentation are sent directly from the testing institute to the Graduate College.

Students should consider applying for the summer semester to take advantage of the courses offered before the start of the fall semester. Spring admission is only permitted for students who plan to spend at least three semesters in the program. Students who meet the prerequisite requirements can complete the MAcc program in one year. International students will likely require two years to complete the program. The capstone course must be completed in the final spring semester of study.

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Application Deadline: Rolling admission deadline: international students deadline Fall: July 1, Spring Nov. 21: Summer, March 21
Program start date: May start any semester
Tuition (30 Credit Hours): In state tuition: $20,490*
Out of state tuition: $39,000*
Credits: 30 credits, 10 courses
Program duration range: Students with all required courses complete the program in 9 months, those that need to take prerequisites generally take 2 years
Learn format: On-campus

* Tuition subject to change, and varies based on number of credits student enrolls in per term. See tuition page for details.