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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 www.colorado.edu/leeds/msba-accounting 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 MSBA 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 Leeds Business School and the MSBA Accounting program offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to help finance the MSBA Accounting degree. Some scholarships are based on need and others are based on academic accomplishment. 

Applicant Instructions: 

Domestic Applicants:

The MSBA Accounting application committee continues to accept applications on a rolling basis until program capacity has been reached or until approximately one month before the start of the semester.

International Applicants: 

International deadlines are strictly followed due to the processing time for U.S. visas.

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Spring Domestic Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Spring International Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Contact Information: 

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