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MS Accounting Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Test Optional Policy*
In lieu of GMAT/GRE waiver conditions, applicants may elect to apply test optional to the MS Accounting program and will be required to complete an evaluative admissions interview with the faculty program director or appointed faculty member.

Applicants eligible to apply test optional must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 36
Female: 67%
International: 39%
U.S. Minority: 28%
Average Work Experience: 2 years
Average GMAT: 590
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.2
Part-time Enrollment: 18%

Countries represented: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and Vietnam

MS Analytics Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Test Optional Policy*
In lieu of GMAT/GRE waiver conditions, applicants may elect to apply test optional to the MS Analytics program and will be required to complete an evaluative admissions interview with the faculty program director or appointed faculty member.

Applicants eligible to apply test optional must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

The MS Analytics is a new degree program and will enroll its first cohort of students in Fall 2015.

MS Finance Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Finance (MSF) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy*
Applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria may request GMAT/GRE waiver consideration. The request form is located in the online application system:

  • Minimum five years of work experience in the finance industry
  • Successful completion of CFA Level 1
  • Undergraduate business degree with a minimum 3.5 GPA from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • Graduate degree with a minimum 3.3 GPA from an AACSB-accredited business school

For 2014 admission only, American University undergraduate students with a minimum 3.5 GPA in the following additional majors and minors may also request GMAT/GRE waiver consideration for application to the MS Finance programs.

Students with quantitatively rigorous majors or minors not listed here may contact the Kogod Admissions Office at kogodgrad@american.edu to inquire about waiver eligibility.

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 22
Female: 32%
International: 60%
U.S. Minority: 18%
Average Work Experience: 3 years
Average GMAT: 620*
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.3
Part-time Enrollment: 41%

Countries represented: Argentina, China, Colombia, Gambia, India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

*Three year average.

MS Marketing Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKTG) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only) 

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Introductory or Marketing Principles course

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy*
Applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria may request GMAT/GRE waiver consideration. The request form is located in the online application system:

  • Minimum two years of full-time work experience in a field directly related to marketing
  • A minimum 3.3 GPA overall in a major related to Marketing or Communications

Interviews
Interviews are required for admission to the MSMKTG program. Evaluative interviews are reserved for candidates whose application has passed the initial screening phase of the application process. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted to schedule an interview date and time. Interviews may be conducted in person or via telephone or Skype.

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 18
Female: 72%
International: 50%
U.S. Minority: 11%
Average Work Experience: 1.5 years
Average GMAT: 545
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.5

Countries represented: Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Venezuela

MS Real Estate Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Test Optional Policy*
In lieu of GMAT/GRE waiver conditions, applicants may elect to apply test optional to the MS Real Estate program and will be required to complete an evaluative admissions interview with the faculty program director or appointed faculty member.

Applicants eligible to apply test optional must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 10
Female: 30%
International: 20%
Average Work Experience: 7 years
Part-time Enrollment: 50%

Countries represented: Australia, Nigeria

MS Sustainability Management Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Test Optional Policy*
In lieu of GMAT/GRE waiver conditions, applicants may elect to apply test optional to the MS Sustainability Management program and will be required to complete an evaluative admissions interview with the faculty program director or appointed faculty member.

Applicants eligible to apply test optional must have: 

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 15
Female: 73%
International: 20%
U.S. Minority: 27%
Average Work Experience: 4.5 years
Average GMAT: 540
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.2
Part-time Enrollment: 53%

Countries represented: Colombia, Malaysia

MS Taxation Application Checklist

The following is the application checklist for Master of Science in Taxation (MST) admissions consideration:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee of $100 USD
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score*
  • Valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE score (international applicants only)

Applicants should also meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Test Optional Policy*
In lieu of GMAT/GRE waiver conditions, applicants may elect to apply test optional to the MS Taxation program and will be required to complete an evaluative admissions interview with the faculty program director or appointed faculty member.

Applicants eligible to apply test optional must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution
  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

Fall 2014
Enrolled: 18
Female: 50%
International: 17%
U.S. Minority: 44%
Average Work Experience: 7 years
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.2
Part-time Enrollment: 63%

Countries represented: China, Indonesia, and Mexico

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