Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program. An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline from BYU or another accredited college or university in the United States may apply to the MAcc program if they complete the business fundamentals and accounting prerequisites listed below:
- Principles of Accounting
- Principles of Accounting II
- Introduction to Economics
- Intro to Management Information Systems
- Communication in Organizational Settings
- Business and Accounting Information Systems
- Cost and Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- Financial Accounting II
- Fundamentals of Taxation
- Financial Statement Auditing
Most applicants with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business have completed some or all of the general management prerequisites listed below. An applicant admitted to the MAcc program may take any of the general management prerequisites as part of the MAcc program, in addition to the required 36 credits.
General Management Prerequisites
- Business Law
- Principles of Finance
- Operations Management
- Organizational Effectiveness
- Ethics for Accounting
- Strategic Management
The business fundamentals and accounting prerequisites CANNOT be taken at BYU. A pre-approved list of classes that are equivalent to the courses taught at BYU can be found here. If you have a question about whether a class you have taken qualifies as a specific prerequisite class, send a syllabus for the class to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain which prerequisite you think it fulfills.
The GMAT is required for all students who have not completed the BYU accounting junior core. Although the minimum GMAT score required is 500, students with a GMAT score of less than 600 are rarely admitted, and the average GMAT score for students admitted is usually in the 650-680 range. If an applicant retakes the GMAT test, the higher score is used. GRE scores are not accepted.
The minimum GPA is 3.0. The average GPA of admitted applicants is approximately 3.7.
The application deadline is 1 March. Admission decisions are made mid-May, and all applicants are notified by 1 June. The admissions committee will consider early admission decisions to the MAcc program. Notification will be sent in an email and letter from Graduate Studies. Applicants who are admitted to the MAcc program will receive an email from the department that includes instructions for accepting the admission offer, a proposed graduation plan to be submitted, and registration information.
Students must apply to the MAcc program through Graduate Studies. The site includes things to know before applying, cost of attendance, how to apply, an application checklist, and how to check an application’s status.