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Accountancy (M.Acc.) AMP

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


The Master of Accountancy provides a means of entry into the public accounting profession.  Qualified undergraduate students who plan to earn the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) 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

Students should apply for admission to the accelerated MAcc program during the first semester of their senior year. Admission to the accelerated program requires the following:

  • A declared accounting 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 accounting or finance course;
  • A designation on the first page of the application indicating the applicant is applying for the accelerated program.

Consistent with the MAcc application guidelines, GMAT scores are not required of students enrolled in the School of Business Administration’s accounting concentration with overall GPAs of 3.20 or higher.

Minimum Degree Requirements

Students may take up to nine (9) credits of graduate course work prior to the conferral of the B.S.B.A. degree. Of these, a maximum of six (6) graduate credits taken after Graduate College acceptance into the AMP program may be counted in the grade point average for both the B.S.B.A. and MAcc degrees. The other three (3) credits will only count toward the MAcc degree. All courses to be counted toward the MAcc degree must be completed after Graduate College acceptance of the students in the accelerated program, be 200- or 300‐level business courses, and cannot include any courses that are required for the undergraduate program (the prohibition includes any courses required to reach 120 hours required for the B.S.B.A. and the four 100- and 200‐level courses required for the accounting concentration), and be approved by the program director.

Comprehensive Examination

MAcc students complete the comprehensive examination through successful completion of the capstone course, BSAD 361

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.