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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Accounting M.S.


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Admission Requirements

Each student must satisfy the following requirements for admission into the Master of Science in Accounting:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.A minimum GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  2. A minimum GMAT score of 550 and a minimum score in the 25th percentile or higher on Verbal and a minimum score in the 25th percentile or higher on Quantitative.
  3. The GMAT may be waived for UNLV accounting students who have a 3.25 GPA in the core accounting courses (ACC 400, 401, 402, 405, 409, 410 and 470).
  4. Compliance with the Graduate College admission standards.

Degree Requirements


The student and the department graduate program coordinator will design each degree program. Students seeking a Master of Science in Accounting must comply with all general university requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog. In addition, the following specific requirements must be satisfied.

Track I: Students Holding a Baccalaureate in Accounting


All students must complete a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, including at least 24 credit hours in 700-level courses. These courses must include the following:

  1. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in accounting, 15 of which must be at the 700 level.
  2. A minimum of nine graduate credit hours outside the accounting discipline. These courses must be beyond the usual College of Business Core.

Track II: Students Holding a Non-Accounting Baccalaureate


All students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours, including at least 24 credit hours in 700-level courses. These courses must include the following:

  1. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in accounting, 15 of which must be at the 700 level.
  2. ACC 602 Financial Reporting II and ACC 670 Auditing and Assurance services
  3. A minimum of nine graduate credit hours outside the accounting discipline. These courses must be beyond the usual College of Business Core.

A student who holds a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting field may also have to satisfy the following background core requirement.

Program Modifications


Some or all of the background business core may be completed before admission into the M.S. program. The Graduate Coordinator must approve exceptions or modifications of above program and requirements.

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