Prior to becoming eligible to apply for admission to the MAcc program, applicants must have an adequate background in business and accounting. Program prerequisites are in place to ensure that students are prepared to succeed. The prerequisites are:
See the list of prerequisites below for more details.
Applicants who have not already completed a bachelors degree in accounting or business are advised to first complete a second bachelors degree in accounting and then apply to the Master of Accounting program. It is recommended that applicants consult with an available School of Accountancy undergraduate advisor, 435.797.2272, before applying.
Non-accounting / non-business students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their prior academic work as well as on the GMAT examination will be considered for immediate admission to the Master of Accounting program. Qualifying students will be allowed to substitute the Foundations Acumen (13.5 hrs) in place of the Huntsman School of Business Acumen (Note: the Acumen is taught only during summer semester). Students must still complete the required undergraduate accounting courses as part of their total MAcc program of study. These accelerated admissions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Business Acumen courses can be completed by participating in the Foundations Acumen. The Foundations Acumen at Utah State University is an intensive, one-semester (summer) course of study specially designed for non-business undergraduate degree holders who wish to pursue graduate degrees in business.