Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Accountancy Program is open to qualified graduates of recognized colleges and universities.

In addition to submitting an application online, the major requirements for admission are:

  • Possession of a U.S. Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review. An official (officially certified) final transcript must be submitted if an applicant is offered admission.
  • Satisfactory test scores on the GMAT or GRE
  • An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 on the applicant's previous work beyond high school
  • Completion of a Principles of Financial Accounting course with a grade of B or better
  • At least three evaluations from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or professional qualifications
  • An essay describing the applicant's experience and objective in undertaking graduate study

Prerequisite Information

Intermediate Financial Accounting 1, 2, and 3 (if applicable) are not required for admission to the program, but must be completed with a grade of B or better in both courses before students may advance to graduate-level accounting course work

Students with non-accounting undergraduate backgrounds should complete an undergraduate degree in accounting before applying to the program. Similarly, students without a US accounting undergraduate degree should also plan to complete an US accounting undergraduate degree program before applying to the program. 

Application Deadlines

The UNC Charlotte MACC program admits students throughout the year on a rolling basis. The application process is managed by the UNC Charlotte Graduate School. 

Applications will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis as space permits. Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.

To apply online, visit the Graduate School website.