Visit the School of Business website for admissions information.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Visit the School of Business website for additional admissions information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 15 credits in required courses and 15 credits in elective courses. Three elective credits must be graduate-level Accounting (ACCY) courses; the remaining 12 credits can be any 6000-level courses offered by the School of Business.

Preparatory courses
ACCY 2002Introductory Managerial Accounting3
ACCY 6101Financial Accounting3
or ACCY 2001 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MBAD 6235Finance0,3
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy1.5
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics3
Students that have not completed these courses prior to matriculation may be able to take them concurrent with the program requirements.
ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCY 6105Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCY 6201Accounting for Internal Decision Making0,1.5
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management0,1.5
ACCY 6301Contemporary Auditing Theory3
ACCY 6900Special Topics (Data Analytics for Accounting)0,3
15 credits in elective courses.At least 3 credits of electives must be taken from accountancy (ACCY) courses.

Students who intend to take the C.P.A. examination should be aware that the coursework required for admission to the examination varies from state to state. Students are advised to consult the Board of Accountancy for the state in which they plan to take the examination and choose electives that meet that state’s requirements.

In addition, students must fulfill preparatory courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, micro- or macroeconomics, and statistics.

Preparatory courses may be waived without substitution for other coursework. Required classes, except for ACCY 6201 and ACCY 6202, may be waived with substitution for other coursework for students who: 

  • Have already completed these courses with a minimum grade of B-
  • Have taken these courses at an AACSB - accredited institution
  • Have taken these courses within five years prior to the first semester of enrollment into the program

Students should consult with the advisor concerning course substitution.