Master of Science Degree in Accountancy
Application & Admission
We Invite You to Apply
Admission to our program is a competitive yet personalized process. Rather than using a strict formula, we evaluate all aspects of an applicant's qualifications. Undergraduate academic performance, GMAT scores, experience, personal statement, and letters of recommendation all impact the committee’s evaluation.
Our goal is to make the application process as consultative and transparent as possible. We encourage you to keep regular contact with the admissions office during the process to support you in building a strong file. If you have questions. please call (651) 962-4110. In addition, we welcome you to visit campus, sit in on a class and meet with current students and professors.
Who Should Apply
The UST MSA program selects highly motivated, talented individuals with an accounting major or its equivalent, who have the potential to become principled global business leaders. We therefore consider the entire application under the following criteria:
We welcome applicants who hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its international equivalent, with a major in accounting, or its equivalent.
Coursework needed to apply:
- Intermediate Accounting sequence of courses
- Corporate income tax
- Cost accounting
- Advanced accounting
- Accounting information systems
- Business law
- Financial Management
The MS in Accountancy program is demanding. We review the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing assessment on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) as one indication of your potential to succeed in the MSA program. We also place high value on your overall GPA and on your grades in accounting courses in particular. This is why we ask that at least one Letter of Recommendation be from one of your accounting professors.
We review your application, résumé, letters of recommendation and personal statement for demonstrated abilities to perform as a principled leader in the accounting profession.