Master of Accountancy Information

Admissions

Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  • minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division accounting courses.
  • completion of the GMAT exam with scores acceptable to the admissions committee. Scores above 500 are recommended.
  • international students must complete the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

At the discretion of the MAcc admission committee the GMAT exam and/or TOEFL requirements may be waived for students supplying sufficient evidence of preparation for the MAcc program. Admission to the MAcc program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements above does not guarantee admission.

Students with undergraduate bachelor degrees in accounting must complete the following UVU prerequisite courses or equivalent before they begin the program:

  • ACC 3010 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 3020 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 3300 – Cost Management
  • ACC 3400 – Individual Income Tax
  • ACC 3510 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 4110 – Auditing

Students with undergraduate bachelor degrees in business are also eligible to complete the prerequisites and apply for the program.

The MAcc program utilizes a rolling admission process. Rolling admission means the students will be notified of a decision within a few weeks of completing and submitting the entire application. This process also means that admission is granted to those that apply first, assuming qualifications are met.

Contact Information

MAcc Email Address:  MAcc@uvu.edu

MAcc Telephone: 801-863-8121

MAcc Office: WB 146C

MAcc Program Chair: Joel Helquist

MAcc Program Manager: Kaylyn Curtis

Important Dates

November 1, 2016 - MAcc Program will begin accepting applications for admission for Fall semester 2017.

Coursework

The Master of Accountancy course requirements are as follows:

Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours
Required Courses:  
MGMT 6215 Managing and Facilitating Professional Teams 3
ACC 6350 Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
ACC 6430 Advanced Corporate Tax 3
ACC 6510 Financial Auditing 3
ACC 6560 Accounting Theory and Research 3
ACC 6600 Business Regulation 3
ACC 6610 Financial Statement Analysis 3
 Sub-Total 21
Elective Courses Select 9 credit hours from the following courses.  
ACC 6130 Case Studies in Auditing 3
ACC 6140 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACC 6150 Information Systems Auditing 3
ACC 6410 Tax Research and Procedure 3
ACC 6440 Partnership Tax 3
 Sub-Total 9
 Total Number of Credits 30

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop a mastery of professional skills in the following areas:

    1. Audit
    2. Tax
    3. Cost
  2. Communicate professionally to a variety of audiences using various contexts and formats

Course Schedule

The following is a tentative course schedule to help you plan your program. Please note that the course schedules are subject to change.

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Name Days Time
ACC 6600 Business Regulation  M  2:30 - 5pm
ACC 6430 Advanced Corporate Tax  T  2:30 - 5pm
ACC 6350 Acct Strat for Achieving Profit Goals  W  2:30 - 5pm
ACC 6140 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting  R  2:30 - 5pm
ACC 6410 Tax Research and Procedure  R  2:30 - 5pm

Spring 2018

Course Number Course Name
ACC 6440 Partnership Tax
ACC 6130 Case Studies in Auditing
ACC 6610 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 6510 Financial Auditing
MGMT 6215 Managing and Facilitating Professional Teams

Summer 2018

Course Number Course Name
ACC 6150 Info Systems Auditing
ACC 6560 Accounting Theory and Research

Tuition

Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Regents. The most recent tuition information has been updated beginning Summer 2016 and is viewable on the link below.

Tuition and student fees are subject to change without notice and will be updated as new information is released. Should a tuition increase take place, it is usually applied beginning Summer semester. Historically, tuition increases have been approximately 3%.

We encourage students to take potential tuition changes into consideration when establishing resources for financial aid.

For additional information regarding tuition see http://www.uvu.edu/tuition/graduate/.

Financial Aid

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Financial aid is available from the federal government to students who qualify. This aid is provided in the form of Unsubsidized Stafford Loans by submitting an application via the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Students may apply for this funding online at www.fafsa.gov after they have completed taxes for the year prior to when they will start their program. For example, a student starting the program in Fall 2017 would complete the FAFSA with information from their 2016 tax return.

For additional information, contact the UVU Financial Aid Department at 801-863-8442.

Graduate Assistantships

The MAcc program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships. If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, please contact the program director for more information and for an application.

Positions are given on a competitive basis. Applications due by May 1, 2018.

Additional Options to Help Cover Tuition

There are several resources available online which may provide additional options to help cover the cost of tuition. While UVU does not endorse any particular company, additional funding information may be found at one of the links below.

College Affordability Guide - Extensive financial aid guide including federal aid, public and private loans, payment plans, and more.

Go Grad - Financing Your MBA Degree - Comprehensive list of scholarships and resources for writing a successful application.

Graduation Information:

In order to graduate with a Master of Accountancy degree, students must do the following:

  1. Complete 30 credits of approved credits with no grade lower than a C.
  2. Earn a 3.0 or higher grade point average in the graduate program.
  3. Apply for graduation by the dates posted at http://www.uvu.edu/graduation/.
  4. Gain final approval for graduation from the MAcc Graduate Committee of the Woodbury School of Business.
  5. Complete all other program and university requirements.

GMAT Information

All degree-seeking applicants (excepting only those eligible for the GPA waiver) are required to submit a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score.

GMAT scores are considered valid for five years from the testing date. If your scores are more than five years old at the time your application is reviewed, new scores may be required. A GMAT score from 500-510 and above is recommended.

Preparing for the GMAT exam is like any goal that’s important to you - Start with a plan, execute it, and you’ll succeed! These exams may seem intimidating at first, but it’s really just a test of the skills you’ve learned over time. Understanding the format, practicing sample questions, and reviewing one section at a time will help you arrive fully prepared on the day of your exam.

International Students

Additional information as you begin your application:

International students who require a student visa (F-1) may apply for the Full-time MBA program. This application includes requirements and fees in addition to those required for resident applications. All submitted documents must be original, except for copy of passport.
Visa Submission Deadlines: In order to ensure that visa paperwork is processed in time for students to begin the program, all required visa documents must be submitted by the following dates.
Current Location Fall Start Spring Start
If outside the U.S. May 1 September 15
If in the U.S. May 15 October 1
Program Application Deadlines: All required application documents must be submitted by the following dates.
April 1st.

Additional Application Requirements for International Students

  • English Proficiency – Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Required of applicants for whom English is a second language AND who earned a bachelor’s degree outside of the United States. 
Goal is to obtain a TOEFL score of 80 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Official results should be sent to etranscriptr@uvu.edu.
  • Students may find the following resoruces useful in preparing for an English proficiency exam.
  • Affidavit of Support – Upload a signed Affidavit of Support that has been completed by person accepting financial responsibility. This includes showing an financial resources that will cover tuition, fees, and living expenses. If student will be self-sponsoring, they must provide a letter from their bank showing the required financial resource amount on deposit under the student's name. ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND SHOW AMOUNTS IN U.S. FUNDS.
    • Bank Statement– Provide document as requested on Affidavit of Support from student or sponsor.
    • Copy of Passport – Attach a copy of the passport for the student and any dependents who will also need an I-20.
    • Copy of Current Visa - when applicable a copy of the current visa for the student and any dependents.
    • Interview – An interview with members of the MBA Graduate Committee may be required as part of the application review process. 
  • If you are a current student please fill out theStudent Transfer Certificate and return to International Admissions.