he Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) Program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business responds by preparing accounting professionals with quality education, strong ethics, innovative thinking, and excellent oral and written communication skills.Expand your professional expertiseThe three-quarter-long, full-time professional masters degree program provides accounting students with an opportunity to complete additional education beyond the bachelors degree required to sit for the CPA exam in the State of Washington. MPAcc graduates are encouraged to seek challenges, strive for excellence, and show pride in their accomplishments. They develop the ability to work both independently and as contributing team members.
Intermediate Accounting I, II, III
Accounting Information Systems
Tax Effects of Business Decisions
Human Resource Management
Intro. to Information Systems
International Environment of Business
Principles of Operations Management
Admission is based on a number of criteria including:Past academic performance. We review each prospective student's undergraduate academic bachelor degree work, taking note of the difficulty of the curriculum and the scholastic quality of the school attended. We also consider the applicant's post baccalaureate academic experience. Your bachelor degree must be completed by the September of the year in which you wish to start the MPAcc Program.Satisfactory completion of prerequisite accounting major classes before the September in which you wish to start the program. We must see grades from at least three intermediate level accounting courses in order to make an admissions decision.General intellectual ability. We evaluate each individual's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which provides a measure of the applicant's general verbal and quantitative abilities. These attributes, which develop over a long period of time, are related to success in graduate management curricula. Scores from the GMAT exam: there is no minimum score; however, the average in past years has been 600Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and persuasively. The required essays demonstrate each applicant's level of writing competence, as well as his or her ability to think through issues.Internship and/or work experience (include on your resume even if you haven't started work yet). Work experience is not required for admission.Managerial potential. We assess each prospective student's level of managerial responsibility by examining his or her accomplishments in school, community activities and work experience.In selecting the entering class, the school also strives to create an environment that fosters a rich and satisfying learning experience and is representative of society as a whole. We believe that a diverse student body helps create such an environment. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
Students in need of financial assistance may receive aid from the University of Washington, the Foster School (MPAcc Office), or both. Aid is available in the form of non-state sponsored aid in the form of loans, fellowships and scholarships. Very limited funding is available for international students. Financial aid candidates must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which can be obtained through the FAFSA website. To be considered eligible for financial aid, prospective students must file the online FAFSA form before February 28 for the coming fall and be permanent residents, U.S. citizens or hold a qualified status listed on the FAFSA website.International students who receive admission to the program must submit proof of approximately $48,000 in financial resources for the year, in order to receive their visa paperwork. However, they might qualify for some scholarships depending on available funding sources. The MPAcc Office will send out MPAcc scholarship applications once admissions decisions have been made. Financial aid will be primarily based on the need for assistance from information on the FAFSA application. The Foster School notifies entering students of financial awards in late May; the University of Washington sends notice of awards during the summer. Applicants who have not submitted all necessary financial aid documents or who file their applications after the February 28 deadline, may not receive notification of an award before the MPAcc Program's enrollment service fee is due on June 1.
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