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MAcc Admission Requirments

Admission

NDSU accounting faculty have ample opportunity to assess applicants for the Master of Accountancy program that are currently enrolled in NDSU’s undergraduate accounting program or have an accounting degree from NDSU.  Consequently, the admission requirements for NDSU accounting majors/graduates will differ from those required for other applicants. 

Admission requirements for NDSU accounting majors:

  1. The applicant’s overall undergraduate GPA should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The applicant’s GPA for upper-division accounting courses should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. The applicant does not have to complete the GMAT, if the student meets the minimum GPA requirements (requirements A.1. and A.2.).
  4. If the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below the 3.0 standards (requirements A.1. and A.2.), provisional admission to the program may be allowed under the following conditions: the applicant has significant post-graduation work experience OR the applicant takes the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with the expectation the applicant earns a score of at   least 550. 
  5. If the above requirements are not met, the applicant may be granted conditional admission.
  6. Conditional admission is granted solely at the discretion of the program coordinator and/or Admissions Committee.

 

Admission Requirements for Students Graduating with Accounting Major from Tri-College Schools and AACSB accredited Schools:

  1. The student’s overall GPA should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The student’s GPA for upper-division accounting courses should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicants do not have to complete the GMAT, if the student meets the minimum GPA requirements (Requirements #1 and #2).
  4. If the student’s undergraduate GPA is below the 3.0 standards (Requirements #1 and #2), provisional admission to the program may be allowed under the following conditions:
    1. The student has significant post-graduation work experience OR
    2. The student takes the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an expectation that the student earn a score of at least 550.
  5. Students must also submit a letter stating reasons for wanting a Master of Accountancy degree and two letters of recommendation.
  6. If the above requirements are not met, the student may be granted provisional admission.
  7. Provisional admission is granted solely at the discretion of the program director and admissions committee.

 

Admission Requirements for All Others:

  1. The student has an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school.
  2. The student’s overall GPA should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. The student’s GPA for upper-division accounting courses should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The student takes the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an expectation that the student earn a score of at least 520.
  5. If the student has not completed the following core courses or their equivalent in their undergraduate program, the student may be provisionally admitted to the program.
    • Core courses
    • ACCT 311 (Intermediate Accounting I)
    • ACCT 312 (Intermediate Accounting II)
    • ACCT 320 (Cost Accounting)
    • ACCT 418 (Tax I)
    • ACCT 421 (Audit I)
    1. The student will be expected to complete any missing core courses within the first two semesters of the program.
    2. Students must meet the minimum GPA standard of 3.0 for all of the core courses for final acceptance into the program.
  6. If the student’s undergraduate GPA is below the 3.0 standards (Requirements #2 and #3), provisional admission to the program may be allowed under the following conditions:
    1. The student has significant post-graduation work experience.
    2. The student takes the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with an expectation that the student earn a score of at least 550.
  7. Students must also submit a letter stating reasons for wanting a Master of Accountancy degree and two letters of recommendation.
  8. If the above requirements are not met, the student may be granted provisional admission.
  9. Provisional admission is granted solely at the discretion of the program director and admissions committee.

**The admission committee will consist of representatives of the accounting faculty.


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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:29:10 AM