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Students are admitted to the IMAcc program in the spring of their junior year (Not an accounting major? Our Graduate Master of Accountancy may interest you).Admission is limited to students in the undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or nearby schools that have developed agreements with the program (currently Carthage College). The graduate year is designed to build on an internship experience through in-depth study of accounting issues. The graduate year also provides students with some flexibility to promote breadth of knowledge across a number of business disciplines (e.g., accounting theory, auditing, taxation, information systems, applications, and policy and decision making). Careers as professional accountants in public accounting, financial institutions, government, industry, or nonprofit organizations are possible upon graduation.
Courses
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Information Technology, Risk & Assurance Services
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Seminar in Financial Accounting
  • Seminar in Strategic Cost Management


Program requirements

A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required. Applicants from an international institution must demonstrate strong academic achievement comparable to a 3.00 for an undergraduate or master's degree. All GPAs are based on a 4.00 scale. The Graduate School will use your institution's grading scale. Do not convert your grades to a 4.00 scale.: All applicants are required to have two recommendations completed via the online application system. These recommendations must be completed no later than February 15, 2015 for your consideration for the fall 2015 class. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 92
Financial aid is available from the following sources:
  • Paid internship (spring of your senior year)
  • Teaching assistant (TA) appointments or project assistant (PA) appointments in the graduate year (competitive; approximately 50% of all MAcc students received a TA or PA position in the last appointment period—i.e., for the 2013-2014 academic year)
  • Scholarships (several IMAcc students that started in fall 2013 received scholarships in the graduate year totaling $80,000, in the range of $1,000–$5,000)
The paid internships yield a salary of approximately $6,000–$8,000. The competitive teaching assistantship and project assistantship appointments waive a semester of tuition (students teach for only one semester) and also pay a stipend of several thousand dollars.
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