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Accounting and Taxation Accounting

The MSBA with an emphasis in accounting is designed for students whose career interests are in auditing, taxation, consulting and finance.

The MSBA requires 30 hours of graduate coursework.  When combined with an internship this program generally takes two years.  Please visit the department website at leeds.colorado.edu/MSAccounting to learn more about this program.

Degrees Offered:

Admissions Requirements: 

Applicants must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. Successful applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 with GMAT scores of 550. Only the higher of the first two GMAT scores will be considered in case of multiple GMAT re-takes.
  3. Admission to the MS program requires either an undergraduate business degree or extensive prerequisite coursework. Applicants with no business or accounting coursework must complete the prerequisites before applying to the program.
  4. Provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation.
  5. Provide a personal statement that explicitly addresses the applicant's academic interests.
  6. If you are an international student and your native language is not English, please submit official TOEFL Scores.  The minimum required to be considered is 577 PBT, or 90 iBT. The department does not accept IELTS.

Additional information is available on the department's website: www.colorado.edu/leeds/msba-accounting

Financial Support: 

The MS Program typically does not offer financial support.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
Spring Domestic Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 31, 2014
Spring International Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Contact Information: 

MS information:
University of Colorado Boulder
Leeds School of Business: MS programs
Koelbel S405F
419 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0419 Phone 303-735-5161
Fax 303-492-5962
 

Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301