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Program Overview

Our Graduate Programs meet the needs of both full-time students and working professionals desiring a schedule-flexible, first-class business education.

MSAT classes are offered through a combination of day and evening times. Classes are kept small so students can take an active role in their learning experience.

  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty who possess valuable industry experience and PhDs from top schools.
  • The programs focus on working professionals to create abundant networking opportunities and a stimulating learning environment.
  • Our strong reputation and close relationships with the Boise business community provides graduates with a wide array of internship and employment opportunities.


Boise State University MSAT candidates possess a high degree of motivation and an aptitude for graduate study. Our MSAT students have a background in accountancy with a strong interest in the field of taxation.

An MSAT candidate must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Minimum score of 500 on the GMAT (See GMAT waiver details under How to Apply Page)

Students who do not possess an undergraduate degree in Accountancy are required to take the following undergraduate classes before they will be permitted to take graduate courses:

Accounting Principles:
ACCT 205 Intro to Financial Acctg (3)
ACCT 206 Intro to Managerial Acctg (3)

Intermediate Accounting Concepts:
ACCT 290 Mastering the Accounting Cycle (1)
ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

Management Concepts:
ACCT 314 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 350 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 410 Advanced Accounting (3)

Taxation and Audit Concepts:
ACCT 302 Survey Federal Income Tax (3)
ACCT 405 Financial Statement Auditing (3)

Business Core – 15 credits from:
BusCom 201 Business Communication (3)
EC201 Macro Economics (3)
EC202 Micro Economics (3)
BusStat 207 Business Statistics (3)
BusStat 208 Business Statistics (3)
GenBus 304 Law for Accountants I (3)*
GenBus 305 Law for Accountants II (3)*
Finan 303 Principles of Finance (3)
Mgmt 301 Leadership Skills (3)
Mktg 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
SCM345 Principles of Operations Management (3)

* GenBus recommended for CPA exam