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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Accountancy 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. Students must have satisfactorily completed introductory financial accounting.
  3. 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.
  4. 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) or equivalent.
  5. 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 18 credit hours in 700-level courses. These courses must include the following:

  1. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in accounting.
  2. A maximum of 12 graduate credit hours outside the accounting discipline.

Track II: Students Holding a Non-Accounting Baccalaureate


 

All students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours, including at least 18 credit hours in 700-level courses. When courses from the list of background core-requirements are also required, the entire program must have at least fifty percent of the credit hours in 700-level courses. These courses must include the following:

  1. A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in accounting.
  2. ACC 602 - Financial Reporting II  and ACC 670 - Auditing and Assurance Services  .
  3. A maximum of twelve graduate credit hours outside the accounting discipline.

 

A student who holds a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting field may also have to satisfy the following background core requirement.
ACC 600 - Accounting Environment 
ACC 601 - Financial Reporting I 
ACC 609 - Accounting Information Systems 
ACC 610 - Federal Taxation 
ACC 673 - Law For Accountants I 

Some or all of the background business core may be completed before admission into the M.S. program.

 

Program Modifications


The Graduate Coordinator must approve exceptions or modifications of above program and requirements.

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