Accountancy (M.Acc.) AMP

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


The STEM-designated 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 Pathway which enables UVM students to begin working on their master’s degree requirements during their undergraduate study.

Specific Requirements

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

UVM students may apply for admission to the accelerated M.Acc. program after successfully completing BUS 3610. Admission to the accelerated program requires the following:

  • A declared concentration in the Grossman School of Business;
  • Successful completion of  BUS 3610 Corporate Financial Reporting 1;
  • 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 2000- or 3000-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 5000- or 6000‐level business courses, be approved by the program director and exclude any courses that are required for the undergraduate degree. 

The program requires 30 graduate credit hours made up of:

3 Required Courses:
BUS 6601Professional Communications3
BUS 6602CPA Law3
BUS 6690Accounting Rsch, Reg & Ethics3
5 Accounting Electives (15 credits). Choose from the following:
Advanced Accounting
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Fraud Examination
Corporation Taxation
Taxation of Social Enterprises
Governmental Accounting
Gr Accounting Information Syst
Adv Topics in Corp Acct.&Rept
Tax & Entrepreneurial Ventures
Accounting & Reporting for ESG
Special Topics
Independent Study

Comprehensive Examination

M.Acc. students complete the comprehensive examination through successful completion of the capstone course, BUS 6690 Accounting Research, Regulation and Ethics.

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

Successful completion of any prerequisite courses, and at least 15 graded graduate credits with a 3.00 or better, including all core courses.