Master of Business Administration in Accounting
In addition to the educational preparation for a career leading to top management, the master of business administration-accounting program fulfills the education requirements that allow students to sit for the New York State Certified Public Accountancy exam. The program also stresses the skills necessary for the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems.
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
In order to be considered for admission to the MBA—Accounting program, a candidate must:
- have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a working knowledge of algebra and statistics,
- submit transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework,
- submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
- submit a personal statement and a resume, and
- complete an application for graduate study.
International applicants must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based). The International English Testing Language System (IELTS) test scores will be accepted by RIT in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.
Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.
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