College of Business and Economics

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Master of Accountancy

About the school

Established in 1932, Boise State University is a public research university that offers over 100 graduate and PhD programmes through its colleges, including the College of Business and Economics (COBE) and the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Education.

COBE is among less than 6% of business schools worldwide to have earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation, specifically for business and accountancy programmes.

Boise State University has produced several outstanding graduates, some of them being Caleb Cram (XR software engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center), Marianna Budnikova (senior Android software engineer, Dropbox Inc.), and Mike Mers (founder and CEO, Aspen Capital Management).

Located in Boise City, Idaho, the University is renowned for its warm hospitality and inclusivity. The city's reasonable living costs make it ideal for student budgets. Boise's cultural festivals, scenic parks, and thriving culinary scene further ensure international scholars have a memorable stay.

Where is the school located?

Life at the College of Business and Economics

Residing on campus ensures you are conveniently near classes, dining facilities, the library, and the recreation centre. Various supporting resources are a stone's throw away.

The University offers on-campus housing options such as apartment-style, university suites, townhomes, and college hall accommodation, comprising single or shared rooms for international graduate students. Amenities include furnished bedrooms, kitchen facilities, furnished lounges, full-size beds, laundry, WiFi, and more.

The Off-Campus Marketplace at Boise State University aids international students in their search for apartments nearby. The University also hosts an off-campus housing fair for students. The average rent for off-campus accommodations can range between $600 and $3,000.

Students can choose from various meal plans. A unique feature includes free food for students with the BEAM app, which sends notifications when a catered event on campus has leftover food. You can then go to the designated location to pick up the free food.

Recreational facilities include a sand volleyball, basketball, BBQ Grills, and more.

The campus offers parking facilities and endorses eco-friendly transportation options. Students can also enjoy complimentary access to shuttles and city buses.

Additional benefits of studying at the College of Business and Economics

The COBE building is a live learning lab wherein students create novel educational projects and build a knowledge hub on business workflows. Students can also leverage the finance trading chamber featuring nine separately authorised Bloomberg terminals that grant them access to the same data, research, analytics, and news field experts employ.
Students can access an Innovation Hub offering adaptable, open layout and team-oriented breakout spaces: the Anti-Complacency Room, Reverse Thinking Room, and the Aha Room. These specially designed spaces ignite innovative approaches to thinking and problem-solving.

Boise campus


Boise, Idaho

City Population

0.23 Million


Pacific Northwest, U.S.


Semi-arid continental; hot and dry summers (July avg. 92.7°F/33.7°C), with moderate winters (Jan avg. 25.5°F/-3.6°C)

Nearest Airport

Boise Airport (BOI), Valley/Hailey/Ketchum Airport (SUN), Idaho Falls Airport (IDA)

Time Zone

Mountain Daylight Time (GMT -6)

Fast facts

University enrolment: 26,162 (2021-2022 figures) International students at the University: 1% (327) Enrolment at the College: 4,348 Graduate students: 558 Total college alums: 22,560+ Graduate programmes offered at the College: 11

Admissions criteria

First, complete the online application form.

Once the online application process is complete, international students must submit these documents:

Personal statement/Statement of Purpose(SOP): May be required for specific programmes Letter(s) of recommendation: May be required for particular programmes Undergraduate transcripts (translated into English): Required

Applicants from specific countries must follow additional guidelines regarding transcripts. Open this link for further details if you have studied in China, India, or Russia

Graduate admissions test results (GMAT, GRE, LSAT) May be required for specific programmes

Proof of proficiency in English (e.g., TOEFL/IELTS): Required (for non-native English speakers)

Minimum scores required for graduate College admissions:

TOEFL ( iBT and iBT Home Edition): 80

TOEFL (PBT revised): 60

TOEFL (PBT old): 550

IELTS and IELTS online: 6.5

Resume/CV: May be required by specific programmes

Application fee: USD 95 (non-refundable)

Please visit this link for more/specific information about the admission process.

The estimated cost of attendance represents the projected budget for international graduate students calculated by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to compute anticipated expenses for a year of attending Boise State University.

The numbers presented are approximate, intended solely for preparatory considerations, and susceptible to alteration.

For off-campus international students:

Tuition and fees: $17,766 Books and supplies: $1,240 Room and board: $9,921 Transportation: $1,905 Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,278 Total estimated cost: $42,835

For on-campus international students:

Tuition and fees: $17,766 Books and Supplies: $1,240 Room and board: $9,971 Transportation: $1,905 Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,278 Total estimated cost: $42,768

Please consult the school’s necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information and updates.

Job placements

The career centre helps craft resumes, hone interview skills, and orchestrate on-campus recruitment gatherings of professionals.

The school also features an advisory complex comprising seven full-time advisors to guide students through academic planning sessions for timely graduation, minimising debt, and achieving career and educational aspirations.

The Fall Career & Graduate Fair assists international students in pursuing graduate programmes at COBE.


Top employers for MS in Accountancy and Accountancy-Taxation: Albertsons, Deloitte, Eide Bailly, EY, KPMG, Little Morris, PwC

Outcomes for MS in Accountancy and Accountancy-Taxation students: Mean - $60,346; Median - $55,000; placement rate 100%

Top employers for Economics (M.EC., MSE): HP (Technology), Boise State University (Academia), Hull Tactical (Wealth Management), Pratt & Whitney (Technology), West Ada School District (Education)

For Economics (M.EC., MSE) students: Reported salary – Mean: $52,500; Median - $60,000; placement rate 90%

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Last updated: 07 Dec 2023

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