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MBA Accounting Professionals — International Applicants

Thank you for submitting your application. Please carefully read all items on the checklist below, and send your documents as soon as possible as e-mail attachments to your admissions counselor or by air mail.

Program Finance Acknowledgement

Review and submit online the Program Finance Acknowledgement form.

Official Transcripts and Diplomas

After submitting your application, please send us immediately the official transcripts and diplomas from all colleges, universities, and accredited institutes that you have attended.

Official transcripts and diplomas consist of documentation sent directly from the institution attended and should bear the original stamp, seal and signature of a school official. If original documentation cannot be obtained directly from the school, either a true copy of the original from the institution or an attested copy will be sufficient as “official” documentation.

In all cases, the documentation must be sealed and signed by the institution verifying the information and sent directly from the school or attesting service bearing the stamp, seal and signature required.

We need to receive the official transcripts in order to issue and send you your I-20. Your I-20 won’t be issued if the transcripts haven’t been received, so please arrange this promptly to avoid any delay in processing.

Important: All transcripts or diplomas that are not in English must be accompanied by an official translation into English.

Résumé (curriculum vitae)

E-mail your complete résumé (curriculum vitae) to your admissions counselor. Your résumé must include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • College and university history, including city and country of institution, years attended, degrees awarded, etc.
  • Employment history, including name of company or school, dates of employment in each position held (month/year started to month/year ended), and a complete description of responsibilities held in that position. Define if position is full-time or part-time.

For an example of the formatting we require to assess your academic and professional qualifications, please see the CV/Résumé template provided.

Standardized Test Scores and Accounting Certifications

You are not required to take the SAT, ACT, GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examinations); however, if you have taken any of these tests, please e-mail the scanned official documents to your admissions counselor.

Please note that although these tests are not a standard requirement for admission, depending on our evaluation of your application your Admissions Counselor may require any of these tests for admission to MUM.

Study an American textbook in financial accounting

The purpose of the telephone interview with the MBA Accounting Professionals Program office is to evaluate your proficiency with double-entry accounting according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as practiced in the U.S.

Applicants who cannot demonstrate sufficient competency in this interview will be denied or deferred to a future entry. You will be responsible for alerting your admissions counselor when you are prepared for this interview.

Your proficiency in double-entry bookkeeping will be tested, including adjusting and closing journal entries according to U.S.-GAAP. Also, you will be asked questions about the differences in accounting for perpetual and periodic inventory systems. To prepare properly for this interview, you may need to study (or review) the American system of double-entry bookkeeping. One of the best textbooks for financial and managerial accounting (and one which we use at Maharishi University of Management) is:

Williams, Jan R., Haka, Susan F., Bettner, Mark S., and Meigs, Robert F.
Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions, 12th Edition
McGraw-Hill Publishers, Inc., New York, 2002.
ISBN #0-07-239688-1

Any edition of this textbook will be good, but the 12th edition is preferred. Used copies can be purchased through or It is a book you will want to bring with you to the U.S. If you cannot obtain the recommended text, and do not already have an American text, you should contact your local lending library to borrow a copy of an American financial accounting text. Please note that a UK text will not suffice.

All entering MBA students are expected to know the basics of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint software programs. In addition, applicants are encouraged to learn a computerized accounting system, such as Peachtree or QuickBooks, which are widely used in the U.S.

We hope this information is helpful to you in preparing for your interview for the MBA in Accounting Program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your counselor.

One Recommendation

Ask one of your teachers, professors or supervisors to submit the online recommendation form based on the directions provided. The best recommendations come from individuals who have supervised your work during the past year. If you do not know someone who meets this requirement, contact your admissions counselor to discuss your options.

Passport Information Page (Photocopy)

Please send a copy of your passport page which contains the following information:

  • name
  • passport number
  • picture
  • signature

The Transcendental Meditation Technique

All of our students learn the Transcendental Meditation technique before or shortly after arriving on campus. Hundreds of scientific studies indicate that the benefits from regular practice of this technique develop the creativity and intelligence necessary for successful business management. The Transcendental Meditation technique and the Science of Creative Intelligence are integral elements of all educational programs at our University. Students participating in the Accounting Professionals Program should feel comfortable with this aspect of education.

MUM Overview (5 minutes)

Review and submit the online MUM Overview.

Essay (30–45 minutes)

Answer a few short application essay questions.

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