Admission to the M.Ac. Program requires acceptance to the Graduate College. The Graduate College requires a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or better for admission. A student must apply to the Graduate College before a M.Ac. application will be considered.
Candidates are evaluated according to a variety of factors including, but not limited to, a student’s resume, Statement of Purpose (Item E on the Application for Graduate Admission), test scores (GMAT and TOEFL if required), undergraduate academic record (transcripts), and letters of reference.
All applicants to the M.Ac. Program must submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. The minimum allowable GMAT score is 550 with at least 50% on the verbal portion. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, or 100 on the Internet-based test. Note that this requirement is higher than that of the Graduate College. The IELTS test may be substituted for the TOEFL. The minimum allowable IELTS score is 7.0 with non sub-score below 6.0.
In order to apply to the M.Ac. Program, an applicant must perform the following steps:
|Session||Month||Domestic Deadline||International Deadline|
|Summer||June||April 15||March 1|
|Fall||August||July 15||April 15|
|Spring||January||December 1||October 1|
Applications are reviewed on these dates regardless of a student’s session of application. Only applications that are considered "complete" will be reviewed (see FAQ for a definition of a "complete" application). Admission to the M.Ac. Program is very competitive and an early application can be important. Students who wait until near the deadlines are sometimes denied.