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Accountancy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #157 (WUR) South Bend, IN, United States
There exists a short list of the best Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) and Master of Accounting (MAcc) programs in the country. The MSA program at Notre Dame is on that list every year, and is known for its quality, rigor and focus on ethics.


But perhaps more relevant to your future and your career than an annual ranking are the following facts and figures:

  • For the past three years, the average placement rate for our graduates is 99% (within three months of graduation).
  • More than 80% of our graduates chose employment with the Big 4 accounting firms.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad in China or South America for two weeks during Interterm.
  • Through Interterm Intensives, you’ll partner with MBA students to consult and present to executives from companies ranging from Coca-Cola to GE to Whirlpool.
  • MSA students enjoy access to some of the best faculty in the country, all of whom are invested in their students’ success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Management or Financial Policy
  • Negotiation
  • Taxes and Business Strategy
  • Advanced Assurance Services
  • Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements
  • Topics in Accounting Measurement and Disclosure
  • Academic Research in Accounting
  • Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Accounting Fraud Examination
  • Ethics in Accounting
  • Partnership & Passive Activities
  • Special Topics in Tax I
  • Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Tax Research
  • Applied Investment Management
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Bond Issue Process
  • Commercial Banking
  • Corporate Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Credit and Liquidity Crisis of 2008: Lessons Learned
  • Equity ValuationFinancing the Corporation
  • Fixed Income Securities I
  • Fixed Income Securities II
  • Funding New Ventures
  • Futures Markets
  • Investments
  • Investment Principles
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Practicum
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Options Markets
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Fundamentals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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General Requirements

General Application Requirements

  • Official GMAT score report
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate colleges and universities (copies of transcripts are acceptable for processing purposes only; should you be admitted and confirm with the program, official transcripts will be required)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • One (1) essay detailing personal characteristics which will enrich the University of Notre Dame
  • Course descriptions for all accountancy and business coursework
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (international applicants who have not studied a minimum of six full-time semesters, or nine quarters, must submit an English Language Proficiency test score)
  • Updated resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, work and internship experience, honors, performance on standardized tests, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement. Learn more about the M.S. in Accountancy Scholarship and fellowship programs.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame.


The Office of Financial Aid offers loan opportunities to assist in the funding of your graduate degree.

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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