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VANDERBILT Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Events, application deadlines, class stats, tuition, financial aid, scholarships, admissions requirements and more

The Essentials Guide | 2012-13

a Successful candidates will have strong academic performance in prior university studies, with strong problem-solving skills and analytical aptitude. They will be able to demonstrate integrity and exhibit exceptional communication skills and carry themselves with professional composure and a mature, professional presence. To be considered, all applicants will provide the following: n n n n n n n n

Online application Undergraduate transcript Graduate transcript (if applicable) GMAT or GRE score (you may submit your application prior to taking the exam) Essays Two letters of recommendation Resume Interview (by invitation only) 1st round interviews Select applicants are invited to interview with one of the MAcc program directors, via online chat, phone or in person.

2nd round interviews Successful applicants will be invited to join us in Nashville for a second round interview and campus visit during an on-campus interview event.* *For dates see Admissions Events

Prerequisites: Students must have completed introductory courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, statistics and microeconomics from an accredited school, with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Additional prerequisites may be required on a case-by-case basis. Students may be admitted to the program before these requirements are met.

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application deadlines We encourage you to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible.

Application Round

Deadline to Apply

Decision Deadline

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October 8, 2012

November 16, 2012

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November 5, 2012

December 20, 2012

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January 14, 2013

February 20, 2013

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February 25, 2013

April 3, 2013

*U.S. citizens and permanent residents only Applications are accepted and reviewed after the 4th round on a rolling basis. Application fee of $50 is non-refundable and due at time of submission.

All on-campus events are by invitation only and are associated with the round in which you apply. Discover Weekends

A Discover Weekend is held Friday evening through Saturday and provides an opportunity to learn more about the program, hear from and network with representatives from the partner firms, and interact with current MAcc and MAcc Valuation students, faculty and staff. This weekend also offers joint social activities with prospective students for the MS Finance and MBA programs.

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Discover Weekend I (Application Round 1) – November 9-10, 2012 Discover Weekend II (Application Round 3) – February 8-9, 2013

MAcc and MAcc Valuation Open Houses

Open Houses are second round interview events scheduled from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Participants will learn more about the program and hear from representatives of our partner firms as well as interact with other applicants, current students, faculty and staff of the MAcc and MAcc Valuation programs.

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Open House I (Application Round 2) – December 6-7, 2012 Open House II (Application Round 4) – March 21-22, 2013

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is open only to those who receive an offer of admission and is an opportunity for admitted students to get to know their classmates and immerse themselves into the Nashville and Vanderbilt communities. Students will also have the opportunity to meet members of the MAcc partner firms during a reception and panel discussion.

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Welcome Weekend for the Class of 2014 – April 12-13, 2013

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID Vanderbilt is pleased to offer ready access to financial aid. Additionally, merit-based scholarships may be awarded based on achievement and potential. With exceptional job placement made possible through our unparalleled network with the top professional services firms, the typical “payback� for the program is less than two years.

Estimated Expenses Tuition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000 Books/Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,788 Rent/Utilities (divide if shared). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9,468 Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,872 Personal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,548 Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,934 Loan Fees**. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,136 * Includes Vanderbilt recreation facilities and health insurance ** U.S. citizens only

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% The number of different undergraduate majors of Vanderbilt MAcc $ graduates. When building our class each year, we specifically seek students from diverse majors, so you will enjoy classmates from The average income earned Last year (and the year before that, and varying academic backgrounds and perspectives.

the year before that), 100 percent of the graduates of our MAcc program received job offers from Top Five accounting firms.

10,000 during a MAcc internship.

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Take the fast track to a career in public accountin No experience necessary. As undergrads, most of our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) students majored in subjects other than accounting. But here’s what they have in common: strong academic, communication and critical thinking skills, and awareness that accounting is a pathway to high-level careers, from firm partner to entrepreneur to corporate CEO. They’re also in on a secret: No other MAcc program combines academic rigor with opportunities for a paid internship, prepares you to take the CPA exam and opens the door to a full-time job with one of the top professional services firms (who also happen to be our partners)- in just one year.

“I think the recruiting experience we have is unlike any other in the nation. It’s just incredible the access we get to all of the partners.”

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Graham Gockley Graham has been a risk taker from birth. Whether that means living in a new country or learning to ride a motorcycle, he loves trying new things. One risk that paid off: his choice to pursue his Master of Accountancy. Now you can find him in Silicon Valley working for Ernst & Young.

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All Vanderbilt Business students have one thing in common: They’re different. But while there’s no risk that we’ll ever reduce students to statistics and averages, here are a few figures that may give you a picture of who your classmates might be.

Partial List of Undergraduate Institutions* n n n n n n n n

Boston College Colgate University Cornell University Dartmouth College Davidson College Duke University Furman University Rice University

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University of Florida University of Michigan University of the South Vanderbilt University Wofford College Yale University

*For historical list please visit owen.vanderbilt.edu/macc

MAcc Profile Class of 2013 Class Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Average Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Undergraduate GPA Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 GMAT Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 696 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52%

Partial List of Undergraduate Majors* n n n n n n n

Art History Business Administration Economics Engineering History Political Science Spanish

*For historical list please visit the website

MAcc Curriculum FALL

SPRIN

Mod 2 Financial Reporting II (2)

Financial Reporting I (2) Audit Institutions and Processes (2) Accounting Information Systems (2)

Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions (2) Managerial Economics (2)

Mod 3 Winter Break

Mod 1 Managerial Finance (2)

Immersion Week Advanced Audit Topics (2)

Orientation: Communication, Leadership and Ethics in Accounting (1)

The Vanderbilt MAcc offers a rigorous yet collegial classroom expe Through the 37-credit-hour curriculum and Becker CPA review cour the summer following graduation.

Audit Internship (6)*

Research in Financial Reporting (2) Business Ethics in Accounting (1)

Audit Engagement Documentation (1)

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The one-year CPA exam pass rate for the Class of 2011. During the program, students take the Becker CPA Exam Review, the premier CPA test-preparation course.

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The average number of internship opportunities that each member of the Class of 2011 received from our five partner firms. The 10-week spring internships often pay $10,000 or more and usually lead to full-time jobs after graduation.

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erience with low student-to-faculty ratios. rse, you will study and sit for the CPA exam in

NG Advanced Financial Reporting (2) Advanced Management Accounting (2) Introduction to Law and Business (2)

Commencement

Mod 4

SUMMER

(x) = credit hours

CPA Prep

* Students not participating in an internship will instead take electives

Becker Review Course

Curriculum and course information is updated annually and is subject to change.

CPA Exam

Strategic Management (2) Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (2)

Deloitte & Touche. Ernst & Young. Grant Thornton. KPMG. PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Our five partner firms. Vault ranks them the top five most prestigious accounting firms and four are the top-ranked companies on Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Best Places to Launch a Career” list. No other program offers you so much personal interaction with members of these firms.

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The number of cities, both small and large, where Vanderbilt MAcc graduates are working across the U.S.

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