Admissions Events

Once an application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee within a week of receipt. If an applicant meets our minimum qualifications then an invitation will be extended for one of our admissions events. These invitation-only events are not required for admission, but are strongly encouraged. If you cannot attend, please talk with a member of our admissions team to make alternative arrangements.

MAcc admissions events are weekday events that offer a great opportunity to learn more about the MAcc Assurance & MAcc Valuation programs. Applicants will meet representatives from the MAcc partner firms and interact with other applicants, current students, faculty and staff involved with the program. As part of the evaluative interview process, applicants will participate in two interviews with the MAcc program directors during the visit.

We recommend applying at least 3 weeks prior to the admissions event date for which you would like to be considered.

If you will be in Nashville at a time that does not coincide with one of our admissions events and would like to meet with someone from our team, please email us to schedule a time.

 

Admissions Event DatesAdmissions Decision Released
Oct 26-27, 2017Nov 3, 2017
Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017Dec 8, 2017
Jan 25-26, 2018Feb 2, 2018
Feb 22-23March 2, 2018
March 15-16, 2018March 23, 2018

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FAQ

Admissions Events & Visits

Q. Can I attend a campus interview event or do I have to receive an invitation?
A.

The campus interview events are by invitation only for the MAcc program.

Q. Do I have to come to Nashville for my interview?
A.

If an applicant is invited to a campus interview event, he/she is required to attend before a final admission decision will be given. It is important for us and for you to experience the program firsthand to make sure it is a good fit. Another important part of the campus interview event is the opportunity to network with members of our partner firms, as well as with our current students. If you are unable to attend a campus interview event due to extenuating circumstances, we will do our best to work with you.

Q. How important is the interview?
A.

The interview is an important component of the application and provides you an opportunity to share your story. Through the interview, we hope to hear more examples of the types of experiences you have had in both your personal and your professional life, and to get a sense of your demonstrated record of achievement, your interpersonal and communication skills and your focus—why you are interested in the program. During the campus interview event, we are looking at your fit with the program and the profession.

Q. How long do interviews last and what can I expect?
A.

Interviews are only conducted during an Open House event for selected applicants. Each candidate will have two 20-30 minute interviews. In general, the goal of the interview is to assess your maturity, judgment, professionalism, initiative, interpersonal and team skills, communication skills and ability to think critically. We are also looking at your fit with the program and with the profession.

Q. What if I just wanted to visit campus/meet with a staff member of the MAcc program?
A.

You may schedule an informal visit with us by sending us an email.

Interview Process

Q. Can I attend a campus interview event or do I have to receive an invitation?
A.

The campus interview events are by invitation only for the MAcc program.

Q. Do I have to come to Nashville for my interview?
A.

If an applicant is invited to a campus interview event, he/she is required to attend before a final admission decision will be given. It is important for us and for you to experience the program firsthand to make sure it is a good fit. Another important part of the campus interview event is the opportunity to network with members of our partner firms, as well as with our current students. If you are unable to attend a campus interview event due to extenuating circumstances, we will do our best to work with you.

Q. How important is the interview?
A.

The interview is an important component of the application and provides you an opportunity to share your story. Through the interview, we hope to hear more examples of the types of experiences you have had in both your personal and your professional life, and to get a sense of your demonstrated record of achievement, your interpersonal and communication skills and your focus—why you are interested in the program. During the campus interview event, we are looking at your fit with the program and the profession.

Q. How long do interviews last and what can I expect?
A.

Interviews are only conducted during an Open House event for selected applicants. Each candidate will have two 20-30 minute interviews. In general, the goal of the interview is to assess your maturity, judgment, professionalism, initiative, interpersonal and team skills, communication skills and ability to think critically. We are also looking at your fit with the program and with the profession.

Q. What is the Vanderbilt MAcc's policy on interviews?
A.

Interviews are conducted for selected applicants during our Open House events. After an application has been submitted, the Admissions Committee will review and make a decision based on the information provided. If an applicant meets our minimum qualifications then an invitation to attend an Open House event will be extended. Open House events are strongly encouraged. If you can not attend, please talk with a member of our admissions team to make alternative arrangements. Interviews are conducted during the Open House event, and final admission decisions are given within one week after the applicant attends the event.