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Accounting and Information systems

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Accounting and Information Systems Graduate Program Admission Policy and Procedures
Fall 2020 Student Enrollment


About the program

The graduate program in accounting and information systems is an intensive multidisciplinary program that is unique among Egyptian Universities. The program is designed for those who are pursuing an academic career as faculty members and professionals who intend to enhance their careers in accounting and information systems. It involves a comprehensive study of interdisciplinary methods, theories, and research in the areas of accounting and information systems, and choices of various electives covering a wide range of related subjects.

Programs Offered

E-JUST offers two graduate programs in accounting and information systems:

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in AIS,
  2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in AIS.

Students who aspire to doctoral study in accounting and information systems but need to strengthen their background may wish to consider our M.Sc., which admits both part-time and full-time students. Students in this program take many of the same courses as our doctoral students and may use these courses towards their doctoral degree if they are later admitted to the doctoral program.

Admission Requirements

Age Applicants should be under 30 years for MSc applicants and 35 for PhD applicants on Sep. 1, 2020 (for MoHE Scholarships).
English language proficiency ·         Admission Requirement: TOEFL iBT 79 or Academic IELTS: 6.5.

·         The Language certificate should be valid on the date of the application of the applicant.

Applicants with TOFEL iBT score less than 79 but greater than or equal to 65 or Academic IELTS less than 6.5 but greater than or equal to 5.5 can be provisionally accepted.

Those provisionally accepted students must register for English language course offered within the preparatory courses and should satisfy the English language requirements (TOFEL iBT score of at least 79 or Academic IELTS 6.5) within the first year from his/her admission; otherwise the student enrollment will be terminated.

Educational background For M.Sc. Applicant:

·         A student should hold a bachelor degree or equivalent in accounting and/or information systems with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or or an equivalent cumulative percentage of at least 75%. from an Egyptian university or any other academic institution (in Egypt or abroad) recognized by the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) in Egypt.

For PhD Applicant:

·         A student should the student must have a bachelor degree in accounting and/or information systems and a M.Sc. degree in accounting and/or information systems from an Egyptian university or any other academic institution (in Egypt or abroad) recognized by the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) in Egypt.

Duration of study For M.Sc. Applicant:

·         The period to complete the Master program study and obtain the M.Sc. degree is four academic years including the preparatory year. This period might be reduced to 3 years in case of exempting the students from the preparatory courses. However, excellent student can be graduated and obtain the M.Sc. degree after two years from the enrollment if he/she can finish all the graduation requirements in these two years.

For PhD Applicant:

·         The period to complete the Ph.D. program study and obtain the Ph.D. degree is five academic years including the preparatory year. This period might be reduced to 4 years in case of exempting the student from the preparatory year courses. However, excellent student can graduate and obtain the Ph.D. degree after three years from the enrollment if he/she can finish all the graduation requirements in this period.

Admission Exams:  

The General/Subject exam will focus on the basics and recent trends in accounting in general and on the basics and recent trends in the specialized accounting area (accounting information systems, management accounting, financial accounting, auditing) and will examine the applicant’s awareness of those basics and trends.

 

A Student should pass successfully all entrance examinations and interviews before admission to the program.

 

For M.Sc. Applicant:

 

1)      General accounting written exam: (30% of total grade).

will cover the basics of accounting in general (one Hour)

2)      Specialized accounting written exam: (30% of total grade)

will cover the area of specialization (one hour).

3)      Interview: (40% of total grade)

will focus on the applicant’s communication and presentation skills in addition to his/her knowledge in the area of specialization and research ability.

The applicant will give a presentation for 15 minutes using PPT for his/her research proposal.

For PhD Applicant:

 

1)      General accounting written exam (25% of total grade)

will cover the basics of accounting in general) (one hour).

2)      Specialized accounting written exam (25% of total grade)

will cover the area of specialization (one hour).

3)      Interview (50% of total grade)

will focus on the applicant’s communication and presentation skills in addition to his/her knowledge in the area of specialization and research ability.

The applicant will give a presentation for 15 minutes using PPT for his/her research proposal.

 

Based on the student’s credentials and performance in the admission test and interview the admission committee might require the student to take some deficiency courses that should be taken before starting the program.