Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadlines are as follows:

Admission is rolling and early application is encouraged.

International Applicants:
Final application deadline for international candidates is March 1, 2017. 

Domestic Applicants:
Final application deadline for domestic candidates has been extended to May 1, 2017.

 

 


Application Components

Your MAcc application must include:

  • Transcripts

  • Outline of Prerequisite Course Completion

  • GMAT or GRE

  • Resume

  • References

  • Essays

  • Nonrefundable application fee ($75 USD for domestic applicants, $100 USD for international applicants)

  • International applicants only: TOEFL score of 100 or better, dated within two years of application. (IELTS is not accepted. TOEFL waivers are only granted to applicants who have studied at an accredited institution where English was the sole language of instruction for four or more years.)

The Ross MAcc program does not offer part-time study, and it cannot be extended beyond one year. Because the program is only offered full-time, students may not be simultaneously enrolled in another graduate or certificate program. The only graduate-level students eligible to apply are those who will not duplicate course content between previous or current coursework and the MAcc curriculum. No previous coursework can be transferred into the MAcc.


Additional Requirements for International Students

Undergraduate Degree

International applicants are required to submit copies of both an academic record and diploma (or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree). Copies of documents are acceptable at the time of application; official documents will be requested if you are admitted to the program. We accept most three-year bachelor’s degrees, as long as they are equivalent to a four-year U.S. degree.

If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. The translation should be literal rather than interpretive. If a certified copy of the original transcript is submitted, it must be certified by the institution from which the degree was received. Documents notarized by a Notary Public are not acceptable.

Credentials must include:

  • Years of attendance at the academic institution

  • Courses taken

  • Grades received

  • Dated degree, diploma, or certificate

TOEFL

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate competence by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

  • A minimum score of 100 is required to have your application evaluated.

  • The University of Michigan’s TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.

  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years from your test date.

  • We do not accept IELTS scores.

Exemptions:  International applicants who studied at an accredited institution where English was the sole language of instruction for four years or more are exempt from the TOEFL requirement. If you studied in this environment for less than four years, you are not exempt from the TOEFL even if a degree was earned.

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Read the Essay Questions

MAcc applicants are required to submit two essays. If there is something about your application packet you want to clarify, you may write a third, optional essay.

Question 1:

What attributes of the Ross MAcc will assist you in achieving your short- and long-term professional goals? Who influenced your decision to apply to the Ross MAcc? (500 word maximum)

Question 2:

If you could travel back in time, where and when would you go and why? (500 word maximum)

Optional Essay:

If there is any other information that you believe is important to our assessment of your candidacy, feel free to add it to your application (500 word maximum)

 

Application Requirements

We encourage you to consider the specific details of each application component below:

Transcripts

Transcripts must be submitted from every undergraduate or post-graduate institution you’ve attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your application and are sufficient for evaluation. If you are admitted to the program, final official transcripts will be required from every institution attended prior to starting the program.

Prerequisite Courses

Candidates are required to satisfy the equivalent of each of the following prerequisite courses prior to starting the MAcc Program. To have your application reviewed, you must complete the online application asking you to outline a plan for completion of our five mandatory prerequisite courses. This is a standard page of the application and not an independent submission. If all courses are not complete at the time of application, your application may be held until grades in these courses are reported, or you may receive admission conditional upon proof that the courses have been completed prior to starting the MAcc Program.

All prerequisites must be taken at an accredited four-year university, and we understand that course titles vary by institution. Community college introductory-level accounting courses will be accepted only if intermediate-level courses were completed at a four-year university. Upon submission, all courses will be reviewed to determine their equivalency to Ross offerings. If you are unsure whether you meet our prerequisite requirements, please complete a Prerequisite Assessment Form. The MAcc Program office will review your coursework and respond via email.

Mandatory Prerequisite Courses:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting*

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Statistics

*Intermediate Financial Accounting may require two or three separate courses at some institutions.

Advisory Prerequisite

Intermediate Cost Accounting is an advisory prerequisite for the program. If you are admitted and have not completed this prior to beginning the MAcc Program, you will be required to enroll in ACC 650 and ACC 640: Advanced Management Accounting and Cost Management Systems during your second semester of enrollment.

GMAT or GRE

A GMAT or GRE score is accepted as a measure of intellectual ability and must be submitted for your application to be evaluated. Most MAcc applicants choose to submit a GMAT score, but preference is not given to either exam.

  • GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from your test date.

  • Ross’ GMAT reporting code is SN1-J6-34; our GRE reporting code is 1839; reporting codes are valid for several Ross graduate programs.

  • There is no minimum score requirement; the average GMAT score of admitted students can be found on our Class Profile page.

  • If your official score report is not available when you submit your application, unofficial GMAT score reports will be considered; your official score report must be available prior to starting the program.

Resume

Your resume plays an integral role in the MAcc application; do not overlook its importance. In addition to your professional endeavors, be sure to detail your leadership, extracurricular and volunteer experience.

References

You must have two reference forms on file to be considered for admission. Forms are generated through the online application system and are the only type of reference accepted. Choose individuals who know you well and can speak specifically about your aptitude for success in graduate school.

  • We prefer one reference from an intermediate-level or higher accounting professor; the second reference may be from any professional or academic acquaintance.

  • When you submit your reference and their contact information within your application, you initiate distribution of their reference form via email. This can be done before submitting your entire application, giving your references time to complete your form while you complete other components of the application.

  • Applications will not be considered complete until both reference forms are on file.

Essays

Two essay questions are required. To differentiate yourself, tell personal stories and let your personality shine through in your writing. If there is anything about your application you think the admissions committee may question, use the “optional essay” to explain the situation.

Admission Deferrals

The admission committee will grant an admission deferral request only in cases of medical emergency or military assignment that precludes starting the program in the original term of admission. If a deferral is granted, students must pay their enrollment deposit to secure a seat in the following year's class; deferrals are for a maximum of one year and can only be given once per student.

Reapplication

Ross retains your application documents for one application cycle. If you choose to reapply to the program one start term after your original application, you will only be required to submit a new application form, one letter of recommendation, and an updated resume with a cover letter explaining why you are an improved candidate. Applicants reapplying more than one year from their original start term will be required to resubmit all application components.

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are typically released within six weeks of submission. However, this time can vary from one to eight weeks, depending on the volume of applications being considered when you apply. Please note that your evaluation will not start until all application documents have been received. This includes both reference forms, transcripts, and exam scores.

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