William & Mary Online Master of Accounting Application and Admission Requirements
Whether you come to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business with accounting experience, a business degree or a background in another field entirely, the specialized Online Master of Accounting program prepares you for leadership and success in this rewarding, ever-changing field. Our ideal candidates are career-minded, eager to embrace new challenges in a dynamic line of work, and motivated by a strong sense of social responsibility. They’re prepared to balance graduate school with professional and personal commitments in order to create the life and career that inspire them.
We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines. Each applicant is required to have:
- A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university
- A “principles of accounting” course in which the student earned a C or better or equivalent. William & Mary offers a free Financial Accounting Fundamentals tutorial. This tutorial offers a quick pathway for applicants without an accounting background to fulfill this requirement. Talk with an Admissions Advisor for more information and to get started with this tutorial.
No GMAT Required
At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we are committed to holistically evaluating applicants and considering all aspects of their professional and academic backgrounds. We understand that standardized tests are not always, or even often, the best indicators of a candidate’s readiness to succeed, particularly the highly accomplished professionals who apply to our Online MAcc program.
For this reason, we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the Online MAcc program. Applicants may, however, submit scores for consideration if they believe that doing so will be beneficial to their application.
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Priority Application Deadline
Key Steps and Application Requirements
Complete the Online Application
The online application consists of:
- Contact and background information
- Enrollment history from all previously attended institutions*
- Two professional references
- Two personal essays
- Resume/CV showing a minimum of two years of work experience
*NOTE: Please upload unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your application for initial admissions decisions. If accepted, you must submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions before the first day of class.
Request Official Transcripts
W&M prefers electronic official transcripts, but we also accept hard-copy official transcripts. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard-copy official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the registrar across the seal. DO NOT OPEN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Hard-copy official transcripts must be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:
William & Mary
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn: Center for Online Learning
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
NOTE: You can upload unofficial transcripts with your application, which will suffice for the initial admissions decision; if accepted, you must submit official transcripts before the first day of class.
Schedule a Personal Admission Interview
Qualified applicants who have submitted and completed their application will be invited within five business days to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews are conducted via Zoom or telephone.
Pay Application Fee: $100 (or request a waiver)
The application fee may be waived for early applicants (by priority deadline), active duty military and spouses, veterans, William & Mary Alumni, attendees of informational webinars, and at the discretion of the Admissions Office. Please speak to an Admissions Advisor prior to submitting your application for details.
Career Services for W&M Online Business Students
So I would say my experience with the Career Management Center was crucial and fun and all different sorts of things. Patrice was pretty much my life coach here. It was everything from the job search to the application process, to figuring out my resume and my cover letter. She was really my crutch to make sure that what I was putting out to this world was great and A+. So yeah, they're a great support system. And not only are they looking for positions for students, but they're fostering relationships, which is huge when we start talking to them to potentially work with them one day.
No matter where you reside, if you’re enrolled in one of our online graduate business programs, you have full access to all career resources housed within the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC).
International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 if internet-based, 250 if computer-based or 600 if paper-based, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Exemptions may be granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution or lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years.