MAcc Program Admissions Criteria
Admission to Approved status requires:
- A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
- Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score that equals or exceeds an overall score of 500. In certain circumstances, applicants may substitute the GRE or LSAT for the GMAT. The requirement for test scores will be waived for applicants holding a bachelor's degree with a major in accountancy (or equivalent) from an AACSB accredited college and for applicants for combined admission. At the discretion of the MAcc Program Director, test scores may be waived for applicants holding a graduate degree.
- An overall grade point average of at least 2.75 in the undergraduate degree program (based on 4.00 scale), or a 3.00 GPA, or equivalent, for the last two years.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- For the Professional Accountancy Track only, a bachelor's degree in accounting, or coursework including intermediate accounting, audit, cost/managerial accounting and taxation that is deemed equivalent by the MAcc Program Director.
Applicants for combined admission and those with a bachelor's degree with a major in accountancy or equivalent accountancy coursework will be eligible only for the Professional Accountancy Track. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum grade point or GMAT requirements, but who otherwise show high potential for success may be considered for admission to Provisional Status with the approval of the MAcc Program Director and the Department Chair.
The intent of the combined BAcc/MAcc program is to allow qualified students to complete the requirements for both degrees in one year beyond that required to receive the baccalaureate degree. All requirements for both degrees must be met, and up to six credits of prior-approved graduate accounting coursework, preferably at the 500-level, may be double-counted toward each of the two degrees.
UND students currently completing their junior year (90 credits) towards an accounting undergraduate degree may apply to the MAcc under combined admission. Combined admission to the MAcc program may be granted to accounting students with a minimum of 90 credits completed and both an overall grade point average of 2.75 (based on a 4.00 scale) and 3.00 GPA average for all courses with an accounting prefix completed at the date of application and admission. The GMAT requirement will be waived for those applying for combined admission.
Individuals admitted to the MAcc under combined admission are considered graduate students, and are eligible for privileges accorded graduate students. Individuals entering the MAcc under combined admission receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees in the semester when they complete the requirements of both degrees.
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Priority Application Deadlines
- Fall: May 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer: March 15