Accounting and Finance
406 Owen Bldg
The M.S.A. program provides a balanced broad education and in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical concepts of accounting. There are several areas of concentration available and students are given the opportunity to relate accounting topics to other disciplines, as they develop the broad base of knowledge necessary to create, use and audit accounting information systems. The M.S.A. program meets American Institute of CPAs’ recommendations and Michigan State Board of Accountancy requirements, if appropriate electives are chosen.
All advising materials are available at www.accfin.emich.edu
Complete and submit to the Office of Admissions all required documents and materials. Domestic applicants must order official transcripts from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) to be sent directly to EMU. International applicants must have transcripts evaluated by Educational Perspectives; see http://www.edperspective.org/emich/.
The following priority deadlines have been established for receipt of all application materials required for admission to a graduate program:
Domestic and International Students
Please note applications will be accepted after the priority date, however course selection preferences will not be guaranteed.
Previous academic performance, written statement of personal goals and GMAT score are significant factors considered by the M.S.A. director in the admission process. Generally, as a minimum, the applicant must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and a GMAT score of 500 or above.
Upon admission to the M.S.A. program, each student must prepare a program of study. The program is reviewed with the student by the M.S.A. advisor to ascertain that it is appropriate given the student’s background and career goals. The program of study becomes the student’s degree requirement when signed by the student and the M.S.A. advisor. Subsequent changes in course work must be approved by an M.S.A. faculty advisor.