The Master of Science in Accounting degree program provides a tailored educational experience that encourages:
The accounting program is a leader in developing the professional skills needed to deliver the core services the Institute of Certified Public Accountants identifies as fundamental to the future of the profession. Students are offered a choice among seven concentrations that relate to these core services, including financial planning and analysis, assurance services, taxation services, international services, management consulting, software management and information management.
Catalog page: MS
Other program information:
The Naveen Jindal School of Management offers two options for students:
MS Accounting Flex
The flex program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace. Admission to the program occurs in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Learn more
MS Accounting Cohort
The cohort program is a two-year program in which students take all courses together as a cohort. Admission to the program occurs only in the Fall semester. Learn more
Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or its equivalent. An undergraduate business degree is not required; all undergraduate majors are welcome.
Test score required: Yes
A competitive GMAT score (GRE also accepted) that is less than five years old is required. Exceptions can be made to the GMAT/GRE requirement for any student with a 3.6 or greater GPA based on the last 60 credit hours at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited undergraduate institution. These exceptions will be made based on a holistic review by the admissions committee of their work experience and academic performance.
International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the Internet-based test that is less than two years old.
Letters of recommendation: Minimum of one
Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an individual who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Resume required: Yes
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply. International applications are due May 1 and all U.S. applications by July 1.
Management accounting in public or private sector; financial planner; financial analyst; software management; accountant/auditor and other careers in taxation and auditing services.
Upon completion of the MS in Accounting degree program, students may sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, provided they meet the requirements.