Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum standards indicated does not guarantee admission. Although the following minimum standards must normally be met, the applicant’s overall record is considered when making admission decisions.
The minimum standards for admission to the M.S. in Accounting program are:
*Although students may be accepted into the program whose undergraduate degree is not in accounting, these students will be required to complete all undergraduate accounting major courses (equivalent to an MSU undergraduate degree in accounting) prior to, or during enrollment in the M.S. in Accounting program.
A minimum International language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 7, OR a minimum score in any of the following Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) formats:
Three essays are required of applicants: two written essays and a video essay.
Applicants will be required to submit a resume. The resume should detail:
The Office of Admissions recommends all applicants pursuing or who have earned degrees from universities in China submit not only transcripts and graduation certificates from China, but also obtain verification of these documents from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).
How the process works: After you send copies of your documents to the CDGDC along with payment. CDGDC verifies grades and degrees (depending on what is requested) by accessing national and provincial databases and contacting universities directly. The CDGDC then sends via courier service directly to the U.S. university stamped copies of the verified documents along with a statement noting in English the degree and whether the university and program is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The student pays approximately $40 for this service.
The application is strictly online, and we will not accept any documents sent to the department. Any documents received will not be considered as part of your application.
After you have been admitted to the program, you will be required to submit official college transcripts, financial proof, GMAT and TOEFL scores. Instructions will be included in your admission letter. Please do not send us any official transcripts or documents until you receive an acceptance offer.
Students may start the program in any semester – fall (August), spring (January), or summer (May) – as space permits. Summer admission is advisable for students who need to complete certain prerequisite courses.
Applications must be received by the following deadlines: