Application Requirements


If you are interested in applying to the MPAcc program, please make note of the following application requirements:

General Requirements

  1. Apply online
  2. Submit a $65 application fee
    • An application fee of $65 (non-refundable) is required. Pay online through the online application or submit a check payable to Biola University. If you attend an Info Session, we will waive your application fee.
  3. Request official transcripts
    • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If enrolled at the time application is filed, be sure to request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of your course of study. Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from your college or university in a sealed envelope or sent electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse. Final approval for admission is contingent on receiving an official transcript.*
      • Send transcripts to:
        Biola University Office of Graduate Admissions
        13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639
  4. Submit supplemental items (please see the list of required items below based on your undergraduate degree):

      Current Biola Students

      Current Biola University students pursuing degrees in accounting, business administration or another undergraduate degree should refer to the following application requirements:
      Supplemental Item Accounting Business Administration Other
      Christian Testimony Essay
      • The circumstances surrounding your decision to become a follower of Christ
      • The scriptural basis for your salvation
      • Your contribution to a local church community
      • A description of how you display attributes of a mature Christian faith
      Required Required
      GMAT Scores
      Required
      MPAcc Vocational Objectives Essay
      • Provide a statement (no more than 2 pages) addressing your qualifications for acceptance to the MPAcc program (leadership potential, creative abilities, motivational aptitude) and your career goals, including a description of how participation in the MPAcc program will contribute to your growth and development toward those goals. This is included in the online application but must be submitted separately if you are completing the PDF application.
      Required
      Pastor/Church Leader Reference
      • From the current church you attend
      Required Required
      Academic/Character Reference
      * From a Crowell School of Business faculty member
      ** From a Biola faculty member
      Required* Required**

      All Other Applicants

      1. Christian Testimony Essay
        • The circumstances surrounding your decision to become a follower of Christ
        • The scriptural basis for your salvation
        • Your contribution to a local church community
        • A description of how you display attributes of a mature Christian faith
      2. Resume
      3. GMAT Scores
      4. MPAcc Vocational Objectives Essay
        • Provide a statement (no more than 2 pages) addressing your qualifications for acceptance to the MPAcc program (leadership potential, creative abilities, motivational aptitude) and your career goals, including a description of how participation in the MPAcc program will contribute to your growth and development toward those goals. This is included in the online application but must be submitted separately if you are completing the PDF application.
      5. Pastor/Church Leader Reference
        • From the current church you attend
      6. Academic Reference
      7. Employer or Character Reference
  5. Complete an interview
    • Interview with the Crowell School of Business MPAcc Director Phil Woodward (we will contact you to schedule your interview once we have received all the above application items).


Requirements for Biola University Graduates

Those who completed their undergraduate education at Biola University should refer to the following application requirements:
  • Application fee of $65 (waived if you attend an information session)
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview with the director of the MPAcc program


Transfer Credits

Students transferring from a regionally accredited graduate program may transfer a maximum of six (6) credits. The courses transferred must be equivalent, have direct applicability to the student’s program, and be approved by the program director. Only courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or higher will be considered for transfer toward the MPAcc degree. Credits considered for transfer must have been taken within five years prior to the date of admission.

* Note: Official documents presented for admission or evaluation become part of the student’s academic file and normally cannot be returned or copied for distribution

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