320 Wohlers Hall
1206 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Candidates are required to have a business background and the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. They must have earned a minimum grade average of "B," or the equivalent, in the last two years of undergraduate study. In addition, applicants must have completed two Principles of Accounting courses and one course in each of the following areas: finance, marketing, management, statistics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics.
All applicants, domestic or international, are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). This test should be taken early enough to ensure that the results will be available to the department before action must be taken on admission.
In addition, all international applicants must take the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. For information on the university English proficiency requirement go to www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c. There are no exemptions from the TOEFL, iBT or IELTS exam.
Admission to the MSA program is highly competitive. Decisions are based on the individual's composite file, including previous academic accomplishments, test scores, demonstrated potential for graduate and professional success, and references. Work experience is not required for admission but may be beneficial to the student in the classroom. Applicants are notified in writing and through e-mail as soon as the admission decision is made.
Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be asked to return an acceptance form along with a non-refundable $1,250 deposit to reserve their space in the program. The deposit will be credited to the student’s account during the fall semester.