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Admissions Policy

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The College of Business seeks a diverse, highly-qualified group of graduate students. Applications are evaluated on several factors emphasizing prior academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, and the potential for scholarly and professional success.

The Master of Accounting degree program is selective. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting are preferable to those who do not have such degrees. Students who have been dismissed from any traditional (non-Executive) MAC or TAX program are not eligible for re-admission.

In addition to other requirements for admission to the Graduate College at FAU, to be considered for these masters programs in the College of Business applicants must:

1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the international equivalent. Official transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to FAU Graduate Office.

2. Have a strong grade point average on all previous college work, though emphasis will be on the last 60 credits earned.

The admission decision is based on the strength of the application as a whole. Applicant with a minimum standardized test score of approximately 500 GMAT and/or 300 GRE total and a GPA above a 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate degree have a good chance to be considered for admission. Applicants' GPA's in accounting courses are also calculated and taken into consideration. The admission requirements are competitive and minimum published requirements do not automatically guarantee student acceptance to the program.

Students with bachelor's degrees in accounting from foreign countries are required to take foundation courses and pass the Accounting Competency Exam with a score of at least 70%. 

The Accounting Department does not accept transfer credits from other institutions.

Test scores, transcripts and supplemental information should be sent to:

Florida Atlantic University
College of Business - Graduate Admissions
Fleming West, Room 101
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Application Deadlines

Applicants Filing Dates
Domestic Students July 1 November 1 April 1
International Students February 15 July 15 January 15

Applications submitted after deadline will be processed in the most appropriate semester.

International Applicants

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based exam), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based).

Admissions Materials

All necessary admission materials including the completed online application, the application fees, transcripts and GMAT and/or GRE scores must be submitted by the admission deadline. For more information regarding admission tests please click here.

Please review applicant’s checklist to apply for graduate admission. When your online application is completed, application fees processed and all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate College, your application will be referred to the College of Business for a final decision.

If you have questions about your application materials, or want to check whether your materials have been received, please contact the Graduate College at 561-297-3624.

Check Your Status

To check your application status online click here: Application Status. If you have questions about your status, contact the Graduate College at 561-297-3624.

Admitted? Schedule an Advising Appointment

If you have been admitted to the graduate program please schedule an advising appointment with the College of Business Graduate Office.

Executive Programs

Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs can be found on the Executive Programs website.

Executive Programs are administered separately from the traditional programs. Admissions information on Executive programs can be found as indicated below.

The School of Accounting website offers information on the Executive Tax program and the Executive Forensic Accounting program.

Contact Us

Dr. George Young

School of Accounting
Dr. George Young
Kaye Hall (KH) 119
777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
p: (561) 297-3636
f: (561) 297-7023
office: Kaye Hall (KH) 119

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FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

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FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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