Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university in the United States are eligible to apply to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.
An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in accounting can complete the MAcc program in less than a year. As of Fall 2022, School of Accountancy graduates will receive a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designation with their degree.
An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in any other discipline from BYU or another accredited college or university in the United States may apply to the MAcc program if they complete the business fundamentals and accounting prerequisites listed below:
- Principles of Accounting
- Principles of Accounting II
- Introduction to Economics
- Intro to Management Information Systems
- Management Communication
- Business and Accounting Information Systems
- Cost and Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- Financial Accounting II
- Fundamentals of Taxation
- Financial Statement Auditing
- Data Analytics in Accounting
Most applicants with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business have completed some or all of the general management prerequisites listed below. An applicant admitted to the MAcc program may take any of the general management prerequisites as part of the MAcc program, in addition to the required 36 credits.
General Management Prerequisites
- Business Law
- Principles of Finance
- Operations Management
- Organizational Effectiveness
- Ethics for Accounting
- Strategic Management
The business fundamentals and accounting prerequisites CANNOT be taken at BYU. If you have a question about whether a class you have taken qualifies as a specific prerequisite class, send a syllabus for the class or your unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain which prerequisite you think it fulfills.
The minimum Total GPA required is 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in upper-division accounting core courses. The average GPA of admitted applicants is approximately 3.7.
The application deadline is March 1. Admission decisions are made mid-May, and all applicants are notified by June 1. The admissions committee will consider early admission decisions to the MAcc program. Notification will be sent in an email and letter from Graduate Studies. Applicants who are admitted to the MAcc program will receive an email from the department that includes instructions for accepting the admission offer, a proposed graduation plan to be submitted, and registration information.
Students must apply to the MAcc program through Graduate Studies. The site includes things to know before applying, cost of attendance, how to apply, an application checklist, and how to check an application’s status.