Winthrop University: Graduate School - MBA ACCT Admission Requirements
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Master of Business Administration in Accounting


Students desiring to participate in the MBA/Accounting emphasis program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business administration from an AACSB accredited college or university or who have not had appropriate undergraduate training in business administration, accounting or economics may be required to complete certain prerequisite courses including the following:

ACCT 280 Accounting Principles 1
ACCT 281 Accounting Principles 2
ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
ACCT 401 Introduction to Tax
ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 216 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 670 Principles of Economics (1)**
ACCT 351 Business Law for Accountants 
BADM 250 Legal and Ethical Environments of Business**
FINC 311 Principles of Finance
FINC 670 Introduction to Finance (1)**

Students are required to include the following undergraduate courses as prerequisites or the 600-level course as a part of their MBA program:
MGMT 355 Business Communications
MGMT 680 Organizational Leadership & Communications
QMTH 205 Applied Statistics I and QMTH 210 Business Analytics 
QMTH 680 Statistical Methods and Business Research (1.5) AND MGMT 681 Business and Society (1.5)
MGMT 683 Sustainable Operations
MGMT 326 Sustainable Operations
*Students must have a grade of C or better in each of the program prerequisite courses.
**ECON 670 and FINC 670 are both one credit courses which may not qualify for the CPA exam requirements.

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions


Application Requirements:

1. The online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee
2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals
3. Official scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The official GRE or GMAT score must be sent directly to the Graduate School office from the testing service. After submitting the online application, applicants can request a GRE/GMAT waiver if qualified.

Additional Application Requirements for International Applicants:

1. Transcript Evaluation-Applicants are required to have international coursework evaluated by an independent evaluation service; a course by course evaluation is required and the official report must be sent to us directly from the evaluation service.  For coursework completed outside of the U.S., the international transcript evaluation is sufficient; we do not also need the official transcript directly from the school.
2. English Language Proficiency-All international graduate applicants must present one of the following to the Graduate School: a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test or at least 79 on the internet based test, an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or successful completion of level 112 of the Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program from an English Language School (ELS) center.  Applicants who take the TOEFL or IELTS must have the official score report sent to the Graduate School directly from the testing service.  Applicants who complete the ELS program must have an official Certificate of Completion and Academic Report sent to the Graduate School from the ELS center.

Visit the following website for details on international prospective student admission requirements: /graduateschool/international-applicants-admission-requirements.aspx

Admission Deadlines

 For U.S. citizens and residents: July 15 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, May 15 for summer

International Students: Applications for admission and supporting credentials for prospective international students must be received by April 15 or September 15 for registration in the fall or spring semester, respectively. Thus, international applicants living outside the United States should complete the required standardized tests at least three months prior to April 15 or September 15, as appropriate.

Last Updated: 3/27/20