Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in accountancy are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:
- An application for graduate admission
- Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
- Official scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Scores more than five years old will not be accepted.
- Three recommendations by individuals who can comment on the applicant‘s potential for successful completion of a master‘s program.
- Applicant‘s resume.
Applicants should have a strong overall undergraduate academic record and have earned satisfactory scores on the GMAT. However, admission decisions are based on several factors and other indicators of success may be considered for admission.
Admission into the graduate program is conditional upon successful completion of a basic core of accounting coursework. This coursework may be completed at any regionally accredited four year college or university or may be completed in residence at UNCW. The basic core of accounting coursework includes External Financial Reporting (six hours), Accounting Information Systems (three hours), Survey of Tax (three hours), Finance (three hours), Advanced Managerial Accounting (three hours) and Auditing (three hours). External Financial Reporting, Accounting Information Systems, Finance, and Survey of Tax may be completed in residence at UNCW in the summer before beginning the graduate program. Advanced Managerial Accounting and Auditing may be completed during the first semester in residence in the MSA program. Students who earn a grade of C in more than two of these basic core courses, or a grade below C in any of these courses, will not be permitted to continue in the MSA program.
The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1. Applicants are encouraged to apply early because admission is competitive and decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Interested applicants will be considered for a graduate assistantship which will be awarded on a competitive basis as they become available.