In addition to the prerequisite course requirements, all students applying to the MPAcc program must meet the requirements outlined in either 1, 2, or 3 below; and submit additional documentation. Applications will not be evaluated if any documents are missing. To avoid processing delays, which could affect admissions decisions, please carefully check that all items are submitted following the criteria outlined below. All application materials must be submitted by the posted deadlines.
- GMAT and GPA
- GMAT. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score. The GRE cannot be substituted. Official scores can be requested from GMAT for up to 10 years. Contact the GMAC for information. http://www.mba.com/mba When scheduling your Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), please be aware that it can take up to 20 days for the college to receive official score reports.
- GPA. No minimum GPA is required, however past experience indicates that a 3.0 GPA, or better, is the common threshold for successful master’s students.
- Index. The index is calculated based on the GMAT score + (200 x GPA) from the highest degree awarded. The index may be calculated two ways: (1) regular full GPA from all courses completed from the degree, or (2) GPA from the last 60 semester hours completed.
* A calculated index of 1200 or more provides automatic admission to the program.
* Scores between 1000 and 1200 qualify students’ applications for consideration for admission.
* An index score below 1000 will disqualify the application for consideration for admission.
- CPA (or other approved professional examination) and GPA
- CPA. Successfully pass the CPA examination or other approved professional examination, i.e. CIA, CFE, CMA or EA.
- GPA. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required from the highest degree awarded. Past experience indicates that a 3.0 GPA, or better, is the common threshold for successful master’s students. A GPA of 3.5 or higher qualifies a student for automatic admission to the program. A GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 qualifies a student for consideration for admission.
- Previous Business Graduate Degree and GPA
- Business Graduate Degree. Successfully complete a business graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- GPA. A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 is required. Past experience indicates that a 3.0 GPA, or better, is the common threshold for successful master’s students. A GPA of 3.5 or higher qualifies a student for automatic admission to the program. A GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 qualifies a student for consideration for admission.
Please follow the guidelines below as you apply to the MPAcc program.
Required Admissions Documentation:
Send the following to Metro State Office of Admissions:
- An Official Application to Metropolitan State University of Denver and application fee. This will provide you with a student number.
- Official Transcripts. All undergraduate and graduate coursework must be reported via official transcripts. Up to 9 semester hours of graduate level transfer courses may be accepted.
- Official GMAT scores or proof of successful completion of the professional exam. Official GMAT scores can be requested for up to 10 years.
Send the following in pdf or word doc format to email@example.com:
- Three references. Do not submit reference letters. Provide names and contact information for individuals (supervisors and/or professors) who can offer evidence of your abilities to complete graduate level course work. For example, individuals who can address your abilities in decision-making, critical reasoning, ethics, and communications should be considered.
- Brief Essay. Provide a personal statement concerning your goals and objectives in pursuing the MPAcc degree. This essay, letter, or statement should amplify your intentions and how you fit the profile of an accounting master’s student and how this graduate education will assist you in life. You may wish to include examples of leadership, strengths, and unique characteristics about yourself. Please indicate if you will be finishing up prerequisite courses after the application deadline.
- Current Detailed Resume. Please include work experience with start and end dates (month and year) for each position held, and indicate full-time or part time. Brevity is not necessary.
The admissions application, $50 fee, official transcripts, and test scores are to be submitted to the Office of Admissions by the dates and times posted (transcripts and test scores must be sent directly to us from the previous college/university or the testing center). All other required documents for admission into the program, i.e. letters of recommendation, resume, personal essay, etc., must be sent directly to the MPAcc department.
Admission with conditions:
The department may admit students on a conditional basis. This may include, but is not limited to, waiting for official GMAT scores or transcripts requested before the application deadline to be remitted to the university. Students who do not fulfill these requirements by the start of the semester will not be allowed to begin classes until the conditions are met.
Applicants, who will be completing their undergraduate degree or prerequisite coursework at another university, must have all official transcripts sent to the university by the application deadline. Submission of a final, complete transcript will be required prior to end of the 4th week of the first semester that the student is enrolled in the MPAcc program. If a student’s university cannot provide a final transcript by the expected date, an official letter from the Registrar, stating the student is expect to meet the degree requirements, can be submitted. It is the student’s responsibility to provide this information by the expected date. If the information is not submitted to the university, the student will be dropped from all classes and will not be eligible to begin the graduate program until the following semester.
Up to 9 semester hours of graduate level courses from an AACSB-accredited college or university may be transferred with the permission of the MPAcc coordinator. The transfer courses must be accounting, taxation, law or fraud-related.