Farmer School of Business exterior in the fall

FAQ

How big is the program? Our program is highly selective, enrolling approximately 25 students. This allows us to keep our class sizes small to enhance faculty-student and student-student interaction and provide students with the best learning experience possible.

Do applicants need recommendations? Three letters of recommendation are required for all applicants. At least two of these letters must be from professors of upper-level accountancy courses. The third may be either an academic or a professional reference. Download the recommendation form, or visit tinyurl.com/MAccFERPA to request online letters of recommendation.  Please be sure to contact your intended references prior to requesting online letters. Some people prefer to complete paper recommendations, and some may be unwilling or unable to complete a recommendation for you.

When are applications due? For each academic year, the deadline for international applicants is November 15; for domestic applicants the deadline is January 15. Admission is highly selective so we recommend that you apply early. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered for admission only if space is available. For priority consideration for financial awards, the deadline is January 1.

When are admission decisions made? Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. A limited number of outstanding applicants will be offered admission on a "rolling" basis. All other admission decisions will be made after February 1, when the applicant pool is identified. Recipients of financial awards will be notified separately.

If I e-mail you my profile (GMAT, GPA, TOEFL, etc.) can you evaluate my chances of admission? Like many top graduate business programs in the U.S., we will review all parts of your application before making a decision.  Unfortunately we are not able to evaluate your profile before a complete application is submitted.

Where should I submit my MAcc application? You should apply online at the Miami Graduate School’s website. Applicants will be required to upload their transcript (unofficial), resume, and statement of purpose at the time of application.  Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to Dale Stoel, Department of Accountancy, 3089 Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.

Do you require an entrance examination? Graduates of the Farmer School of Business do not need to complete an entrance examination; however, we do recommend submitting a strong GMAT score. All other applicants must complete either the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the new Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (launched August 2011) to be considered for admission to our program.

When should students take the GMAT or GRE? We recommend you take the GMAT or GRE the summer before your senior year, as that is likely when you will have the most time to prepare for it. Current MAcc students report that they did not feel disadvantaged in taking it at that time. Alternatively, you may take it during the December semester break of your senior year. You should register for it several weeks in advance to ensure you can take the exam at a time that is convenient for you and will also allow time for your scores to arrive at our office. Keep in mind that to be considered for our fellowship or graduate assistantships, your complete application must be received by January 1. Our GMAT program code is Q6W-8F-22.

Can a student apply to the program before taking the GMAT or GRE? If a GMAT or GRE score is required, your application will not be reviewed until we receive the test score, but yes, students may apply before taking the exam. We encourage students to apply early as it will assist us in our planning.

Can students take graduate courses in their undergraduate program and use them toward the MAcc? No. Graduate courses are restricted to students enrolled in the MAcc program.

Do you accept students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees? Our program is designed for students with the equivalent of Miami University's undergraduate degree in accountancy. Students who hold undergraduate degrees in another business discipline may become eligible for our program by completing a few prerequisite courses. View a list of prerequisite accountancy coursework for our program. Prerequisite courses must be completed PRIOR TO enrolling in the graduate program; they cannot be taken concurrently.