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Boise State University MSAT candidates possess a high degree of motivation and an aptitude for graduate study. Our MSAT students have a background in accountancy with a strong interest in the field of taxation.

An MSAT candidate must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Hold a current CPA, CIA, or CMA license or achieve a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT

Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Accountancy are required to take the following undergraduate classes before they will be permitted to take graduate courses:

Accounting Principles:
ACCT 205 Intro to Financial Acctg (3)
ACCT 206 Intro to Managerial Acctg (3)

Intermediate Accounting Concepts:
ACCT 290 Mastering the Accounting Cycle (1)
ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

Management Concepts:
ACCT 314 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 410 Advanced Accounting (3)

Taxation and Audit Concepts:
ACCT 302 Survey Federal Income Tax (3)
ACCT 405 Financial Statement Auditing (3)

Business Core: 15 credits from:
BusCom 201 Business Communication (3)
EC201 Macro Economics (3)
EC202 Micro Economics (3)
BusStat 207 Business Statistics (3)
BusStat 208 Business Statistics (3)
GenBus 304 Law for Accountants I (3)*
GenBus 305 Law for Accountants II (3)*
Finan 303 Principles of Finance (3)
Mgmt 301 Leadership Skills (3)
Mktg 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
SCM345 Principles of Operations Management (3)

* GenBus recommended for CPA exam