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Accountancy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1176 (BCR) Kalamazoo, MI, United States
The Western Michigan University Master of Science in Accountancy program is designed to provide greater breadth and depth in accounting than that delivered in an undergraduate accountancy program.

Overview

Students with a variety of educational backgrounds are eligible for admission to the M.S.A. program. Those students without prior business or accounting degrees must first acquire basic competencies in business and accounting.

The M.S.A. program enables graduates interested in public accounting careers to meet the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s educational requirements. The AICPA requires new members to have earned 150 hours of college credit. The state of Michigan also requires 150 hours of college credit to obtain a CPA license.

Students who have earned an undergraduate degree in accountancy can complete the M.S.A. program in as few as three semesters if they enroll in a full load of courses each semester. Students who enroll on a part-time basis or do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy will take longer to complete the program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II
  • Financial Accounting I and II
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Managerial Accounting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 480

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Kalamazoo

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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