What will I learn?

Program goal

The purpose of the Master of Accountancy program is to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to be future leaders in the professional business community and the public sector for students who wish to specialize in the areas of accounting/information systems, auditing, financial reporting and accounting/other fields of business.

Student learning outcomes

  • Students demonstrate current knowledge of financial accounting standards and other professional guidance that affects the profession, and they are able to apply that knowledge in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to analyze accounting data, propose recommendations and design appropriate methods to communicate their recommendations.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to distinguish ethical dilemmas and apply the appropriate ethical principles in a variety of accounting contexts and circumstances. Students evaluate information in a manner free of distortion, personal bias or conflicts of interest; recognize situations where professional ethical standards apply; respect confidentiality.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$25,956.00 (19,25,519) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 23 August 2022


School of Business

Snead Hall,

301 West Main Street,



23284, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The application for admission requires: A minimum 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.

For international students

Applicants for admission to VCU graduate programs must hold the academic equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. The university minimum TOEFL score requirement is 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). The university minimum IELTS score requirement is 6.5. The PTE is also accepted with a minimum score of 65. Deadline: Fall: Jul 1; Spring: Nov 1; Summer: Mar 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a top 100 research university and number one public postgraduate arts school in the US.

  • VCU is one of the top 3 research universities in Virginia
  • 21% growth in sponsored awards in a 10-year period
  • 1,600 international students from 108 countries
  • 173-acre campus in downtown Richmond

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