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Alisha Lyon
Graduate and Career Services
Campus Box 4039
Emporia State University
1200 Commercial St.
Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Degree Completion Time

The MAc program is structured for working adults who want to advance – personally and professionally. Degree completion time is determined by the student’s semester course load, and previous background coursework. Students will work directly with their advisor to determine their individual degree completion time. Courses are taught fully online or in the evenings, during the traditional ESU fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Master’s in Accounting Admission Requirements

Admission to the MAc program is contingent on fulfillment of the following requirements:
1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited institution of higher learning.
2. Meet one of the following Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:
     a. Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
     b. Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a completed master’s degree
3. Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE equivalent. GMAT must be completed with a minimum score of 450 and meet one of the following calculated MBA admissions formulas:*
     a. 200 x undergraduate GPA + GMAT score = 1050
     b. 200 x upper-division undergraduate or graduate GPA + GMAT score = 1100
4. Minimum TOEFL Score (if applicable) of 550.
(TOEFL Score is not required for applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. )

     Apply for ESU graduate admission and submit official transcripts

*Students can be exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE if they hold a bachelor’s degree from an AASCB accredited program and hold a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.

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Conditional Admittance to the MAc Program

Prospective students, who do not meet the calculated MBA admission formula but meet all other admission requirements, may request conditional admission from the MBA Director. Individuals will work directly with the MBA Director to determine if they meet the conditional admission requirements.

Background Competency Requirements:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivslent from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants who do not meet the background competency requirements should contact the Alisha Lyon at or (620) 341-5456.

AACSB Accreditation

The School of Business at Emporia State University is internationally accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This accreditation is the “gold standard” that identifies business programs of the highest quality. Less than 5% of all business programs in the world are so highly accredited.