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The GMAT and Waiver Eligibility

About the GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) showcases your knowledge of analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills through a computer adaptive test.

The test includes four sections: Analytical writing (30 minutes- 1 essay), Integrated Reasoning (30 minutes- 12 questions), Quantitiative (62 minutes- 31 questions), and Verbal (65 minutes- 36 questions). Test-takers choose at the beginning of the exam in which order they will complete the sections.

Scores range from 200-800. The MSU Denver MPAcc Admissions Review Committee uses an admission index to determine applicants eligibility for admission. An individual's score is calculated as (Undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT Score) = Admission Index Score. Applicants whose scores exceed 1200 receive automatic admission to the program, and applicants with an index score between 1000-1199 receive consideration for admission for the program as well.

Test prep resources include:

Prospective students register for the test at www.mba.com and request their scores to be sent to MSU Denver as part of check-in for the test. Scores generally take up to two weeks to send, and MSU Denver MPacc Admissions staff will confirm receipt of scores via email within two weeks of scores being received.

GMAT Waiver Eligibility

Combined Degree Program GMAT Waiver Eligibility

Combined Degree Applicants are required to complete the GMAT unless they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Earned an A or B in Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 3510)
  2. Earned an A or B in an additional upper-division (3000-level or higher) accounting course 
  3. Earned a 3.25 GPA or better at MSU Denver

or

Have earned a previous master's/doctoral degree or business/accounting professional licensure or certification

MPAcc Program GMAT Waiver Eligibility

Combined Degree Applicants are required to complete the GMAT unless they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Earned a complete accounting bachelor's degree with a 3.25 GPA or better
  2. Earned a 3.5 GPA throughout all undergraduate accounting coursework

or

Have earned a previous master's/doctoral degree or business/accounting professional licensure or certification

GMAT Waiver Eligibility for Applicants who still need MPAcc Prerequisites

The MPAcc Admission Committee will waive the GMAT requirement for any Prerequisite MPAcc applicants who earn an A in two of the three 3000-level prerequisite courses (ACC 3510, ACC 3520, and/or ACC 3090), and give automatic acceptance once the additional application requirements (online MPAcc application, transcripts, essay, resume and references) are submitted.

 


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