Department of Accounting, College of Business & Economics
For further information contact the Department of Accounting, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 650-3202, Email: Michelle.Stach@wwu.edu
Dolar, Burak, PhD, financial accounting
Gilbertson, David L., PhD, auditing/financial accounting.
Hutton, Marguerite R., PhD, taxation.
Liu, Zenghui, PhD, financial accounting.
Sanders, George D., PhD, financial/governmental accounting.
Senge, Stephen V., DBA, financial reporting.
Sim, Khim L., PhD, managerial accounting.
Singleton, William R., PhD, taxation.
Smith, Steven H., PhD, financial accounting.
Taylor, Audrey, PhD, managerial accounting.
Warner, Daniel M., JD, business law.
Graduate Program Office, Parks Hall 419, 360-650-3898
E-mail: Michelle.Stach@wwu.edu; fax: 360-650-4844
Program Advisor: Dr. Stephen V. Senge
Department of Accounting: Dr. George D. Sanders, Chair
The College of Business and Economics is accredited by the AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The MPAcc program is a 48-credit graduate degree to be completed in three quarters. It is designed to:
- Provide opportunities for students to improve their expertise in a field that is rapidly becoming more complex.
- Provide students with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required in Washington for professional licensing as CPAs.
- Help meet the demand in Washington for well-trained professional accountants.
Admission and Prerequisites
- A bachelor’s degree with an accounting emphasis from an AACSB-accredited business school is required for admission to the program.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester hours of study.
- A minimum 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in upper-division accounting courses.
- Applicants must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively and to reason analytically, logically, and creatively.
- Students must achieve an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Applicants who are not native English speakers must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.
- Official application form to the Graduate School
- Transcripts (from each institution attended).
- GMAT scores and, if applicable, TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Personal statement, including background and intention.
- Résumé showing work experience.
- Review of application begins on February 15 and continues until spaces are filled.
To apply for admission, send the application and supporting documents to the Graduate School. Further information is provided in the Graduate School section of this catalog.