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Accountancy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The curriculum of this Accountancy program at College of Charleston provides a foundation for acquiring important knowledge and leadership skills required for success in the accountancy profession. You’ll choose one of three tracks – financial/auditing, taxation and a generalist track – and you’ll learn to evaluate critically, think broadly and make ethical business choices. The summer study abroad program provides a unique international experience.

Upon completion of this program, you will have the educational requirements for licensure as a CPA in most states, and be prepared to work in public accounting firms, private industry and government agencies. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you can complete the program in ten months and participate in a CPA exam review during the summer following your matriculation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Business Finance
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: March 1 (this deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GMAT score of 530 or higher
  • TOEFL scores of 100 or higher if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with a 3.0 in upper-level accounting/business courses
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Successful completion of specified accounting and business courses

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6858 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1270 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Assistantships are a form of financial aid through which graduate students are paid for the work they perform. They are often related to students' studies or areas of specialization. Typically assistantships fall into one of the following categories: graduate, research, teaching.
  • Scholarships are funds or payments awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements.
  • Grants are awarded by an institution or organization, often to pursue a particular research project or to attain specific professional goals.
  • The Versailles Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university outside of Paris.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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