Iowa State University

Master On Campus
12 months
29524 USD/year
27892 USD/year
12494 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Accounting program of Iowa State University is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making.


Graduates comply with the Iowa Standards for Certification upon passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination.

The Accounting program of Iowa State University are respected nationally and have been making a difference as editors and co-editors of the top journals in their areas of expertise. Our accounting faculty host annual training conferences for continuing education credits and provide external consulting. These external experiences provide a link for our students from the classroom to the real-world practice.

Key facts:

Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.


Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Intermediate Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 International students should apply at least three months before the start of term they are applying for.




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Requirements for admission will generally be:

  • Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses.
  • Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387
  • Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays
  • GMAT score of at least 50th percentile*
  • GMAT writing of at least 4.5*
Additional factors that will be considered are:
  • Professional work experience including internships
  • Leadership experience
  • Strong references from professional work experience and faculty
  • Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14762 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13946 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12494 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6247 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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.

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