Who is eligible?
• Qualified high school students considering a major in accounting move directly from ONU’s undergraduate accounting program into their choice of one of two curriculum tracks
• Qualified undergraduate business students with accounting electives
• Qualified transfer students who have completed a two-year accounting program can finish their baccalaureate degrees at ONU and go on to the MPPA
• Qualified ONU law students with accounting backgrounds who want to add the graduate accounting degree
• Qualified public accounting professionals who would like to add the graduate accounting degree on a full- or part-time basis
Admissions criteria for entry into the MPPA program include the following:
General minimum application and admissions requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or the equivalent in coursework, including Financial and Managerial Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting I & II, Auditing, and U.S. Federal Taxation.
- Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, GMAT score of 500 (GMAT not required for applicants with CPA license), and TOEFL score, if applicable, of 600 for paper-based, 250 for computer-based, or 100 for Internet-based test.
- Completion of online application form, including all requested documentation and references, and payment of application fee.
ONU senior accounting majors
- GMAT not required for students with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher.
- GMAT with minimum score of 500 required for students with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.25.
- Completion of online application need not include transcripts of college work.
ONU law students
- Accounting degree or equivalent coursework with 3.0 or greater GPA. (See general requirements above.)
- GMAT not required, as an LSAT score enabling entry into the College of Law is viewed as an equivalent to a minimum GMAT score.
- Completion of online application form, including documentation and references, is not required, as the College of Business Administration will use admissions materials generated in the College of Law admissions process.
Any applicant not meeting the minimum admissions requirements will be referred to the graduate faculty for their review and decision.