非会计本科还是可以申请的，除非学校有特殊要求，如果是商科类专业基本上还是没有什么限制的，比如本科是金融，商业管理等等。其他理工科专业（例如CS）要读应该还是可以的，强调一下，具体的情况要咨询你要申请的学校。但是一般情况下，非会计专业的朋友在硕士阶段必须补本科的课程，例如INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING, ADVANCED ACCOUNTING, AUDIT, TAX等。意味着你的硕士可能要花比一般的人时间长一点。如果是牛人的话，也无所谓，每个学期多修一两门就可以了。
Master of Accountancy (MACC)，是我们常申请的专业
给立志成为会计专才的学习就读的专业。对Accounting的研究与学习则比MBA-Accounting更加专业和深入, 并且一般不会设计到管理学上的内容. MAcc的课程一般个美国认证公共会计师(CPA)有密切的联系，MAcc的毕业或在读学生可以直接报考CPA。所以UIUC把专业设置成为： Bachelor/Master in Accountancy
金融会计 Financial Accounting：用于企业对外公布会计数据的科学。学习的内容包括上市企业对外财政报表的准备以及分析。同时会涉及到企业财政税务的方面，另外就是会计科学在金融上的应用；例如，基础分析，资产负债的评估等，现金流分析等。这一类人才毕业的就业方向多数是上市企业，投资分析公司，投资银行等。出路是比较丰富的。着一行的从业人员一般具有CFA,CPA 资格认证。
管理会计 Managerial Accounting：用于企业内部管理的辅助数据，管理会计的报告一般不会对外公布，而是为公司管理层用来作决信息使用。管理会计的学习对数学基础的考察比较严格，学习的内容涉及到管理科学，管理决策的比较多。管理会计方向人才，毕业就业方向多数是大型企业的决策或会计部门，如 CFO, Treasurer。管理会计的从业人员一般具有 CMA －认证管理会计师资格。
Auditing：用于核对上次公司财政报表，或者评审清盘公司债务的应用科学。 Auditing在美国是很吃香的专业，因为上市公司每年都投入大量的资金入审计他们的过往一年的财政状况，同时政府部门也会用到Auditing人才去监控投资公司，银行，以及其他金融机构的风险比例. Auditing的学生必须非常的细心和认真，一般Auditing的从业人员都具有CPA认证资格。
PS:根据申请的学生案例来看，语言的要求格外的高，前一百名的学校，托福至少要九十多分比较有把握，GMAT一般在650左右或者是语言成绩未达到选择一些排名不错但是地理位置比较偏的学校。GPA不高或有些国际贸易专业等跨专业的同学选择学校要注意下，学校对你的专业度的要求。另外也要注意一些学校的专业不是FULL TIME ,而是夜校或兼职性质的，申请了浪费时间和精力。UIUC今年录取的我一个学生比较特殊，学生大三完成了大四的课程，未拿到毕业证和学位证，T100,GMAT680,精心给她做了一本册子，展示她的综合背景和丰富的课外生活。
Background requirements (major) :
Choose 6-8 school, avoid writing ESSAY school. UIUC is the focus of the ESSAY application! Some schools to write ESSAY (INDIANA U, PURDUE, AUSTIN), no work experience friend to apply for accounting master need not worry. Because the United States are generally is undergraduate course and master's even read. No work experience will not bring you any disadvantage.
The bachelor of accounting or can apply for, unless the school have special requirements, if business class specialized basically no restrictions or, such as undergraduate course is financial, business management and so on. Other science and engineering (such as CS) to read should or can, stress that the specific situations want to consult you want to apply for a school. But usually, the ACCOUNTING professional friends at the master's stage must fill of undergraduate course course, such as INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING, ADVANCED ACCOUNTING, AUDIT, TAX, etc. Means that your master may take longer than the average point. If is the word, also it doesn't matter, each semester to repair the door is more than two.
MBA-Accounting general requirement has a few years related work experience, and only accept GMAT scores. Most of the school set up accounting master, some schools have no, only MBA, such as HARVARD, NU, UChicago and the like.
Master of Accountancy (MACC), we often apply for professional
To determined to become a accounting professionals learning in professional. Accounting for the study and learning than the MBA-Accounting more professional and deeply, and generally not design to the content of management. Of course the general MAcc authentication public accountant (CPA) are closely linked, MAcc graduation or reading student can directly enter oneself for an examination CPA. So the professional setting UIUC become: Bachelor/Master in Accountancy
MAcc within 3 major study direction:
Financial Accounting Financial Accounting: used for enterprise announced the Accounting data of science. The content of study including listed enterprise foreign preparation of financial statements and analysis. At the same time that would involve enterprise financial tax, the other is science in financial accounting application; For example, basic analysis, evaluation of assets and liabilities, cash flow analysis, etc. This kind of talent of the employment direction graduate most is the listed companies, investment analysis company, investment Banks, etc. Way is relatively rich. With a line of the employees of the CFA general has, the qualification of CPA certificate.
Management Accounting Managerial Accounting: for the enterprise internal management of the auxiliary data, management Accounting report generally not announced, but for the management of the company used to be made use of information. Management accounting studies, the investigation of the mathematical basis for stricter, the content of study involving scientific management, management decision-making more. Management accounting direction talents, graduate employment direction is most large enterprise decision or accounting department, such as CFO, Treasurer. Management accounting the employees of the general has CMA-the authentication management accountant.
Auditing: used to check for the last company financial reports, or liquidation of the company's debts review applied science. http://www.qwhy.net/kjessay/2012/0308/3262.html Auditing is very be very popular in the United States the major, because every year listed companies spend a lot of money into the audit of their past one year's financial situation, and the government also would use the Auditing personnel to monitor investment companies, Banks, and other financial institutions risk proportion. Auditing students must be very careful and earnest, general Auditing the employees of the CPA has qualification.
MAcc for graduates, they will have a great opportunity to into the "big four" work. On the other hand "big four" is the industry leader, so the applicant if know to use MAcc "big four" the working model to package yourself manager, and then they work experience this pass is can take high grades. But in the United States don't hire PWC entry level of international students, so became three.
PS: according to the students to apply for the case, the requirements of the language more, with the top one hundred schools, toefl at least ninety points to more sure, GMAT is in commonly 650 or so or language result not to choose some ranks well but geographical location is partial school. GPA not high or some professional international trade etc cross the students choose professional school should pay attention to the school on your professional degree requirements. Another is to pay attention to some of the school is not FULL TIME professional, but night classes or part-time properties, apply for the waste of TIME and energy. UIUC admitted this year of one of my students more special, junior students completed a senior course, not diploma and degree certificate, T100, GMAT680, carefully makes her a book, to show her comprehensive background and rich extracurricular life.