Accountancy (M.Acc.) AMP

All students must meet the Requirements for the Accelerated Master's Degree Programs

Overview

The Master of Accountancy provides a means of entry into the public accounting profession and for positions in corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations.  Qualified undergraduate students who plan to earn the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree may enroll in the Accelerated Master’s Program which enables UVM students to begin working on their master’s degree requirements during the last semester of their undergraduate study.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Accountancy

UVM students should apply for admission to the accelerated M.Acc. program during the semester preceding their final undergraduate semester. Admission to the accelerated program requires the following:

  • A declared concentration in the Grossman School of Business;
  • Successful completion of Corporate Financial Reporting 1 and 2, or evidence of academic excellence in 100 and 200 level courses in their chosen concentration;
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20;
  • Completion of the Graduate College application form, that must include at least one positive letter of recommendation from a faculty member who taught the applicant in a 100- or 200-level Grossman School of Business concentration course;
  • A designation on the first page of the application indicating the applicant is applying for the accelerated program.
  • Applicants should be clear that the courses taken for graduate credit must be in addition to the course work required for the B.S.B.A. including all general education, foundation, concentration and theme courses.

Consistent with the M.Acc. application guidelines, GMAT scores are not required. 

Minimum Degree Requirements

Students may take up to 9 credits of graduate course work prior to the conferral of the B.S.B.A. degree. These credits will be counted in the grade point averages for both the B.S.B.A. and M.Acc. degrees.  All courses to be counted toward the M.Acc. degree must be completed after Graduate College acceptance of the student in the accelerated program, be 200- or 300‐level business courses, be approved by the program director and exclude any courses that are required for the undergraduate degree. 

Comprehensive Examination

M.Acc. students complete the comprehensive examination through successful completion of the capstone course, BSAD 361 Accounting Research, Regulation and Ethics.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Accountancy

Successful completion of any pre-requisite courses, and at least 15 graded graduate credits with a 3.0 or better, including all core courses.