Albers School of Business and Economics

Master of Professional Accounting

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    The Master of Professional Accounting program at Albers takes a two-pronged approach to accounting education:

    • a thorough and rigorous academic program of accounting studies in the classroom, with a strong grounding in computer applications
    • a broad mix of voluntary activities outside of the classroom designed to augment development of the student's skills in team work, organization, and communication

    The Albers accounting program takes an active role in the placement of accounting students into their chosen profession by general exposure to the profession through student accounting organizations - the Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting internship program, and formal career counseling and job placement services.

    To view the current MPAC student demographics and average entrance scores, download the MPAC Student Profile. For additional class information, visit the Graduate Class Profile page.

    MPAC Program Duration

    Part-time MPAC students taking two courses per quarter can complete the program in 2 to 4 years.

    Full-time MPAC students taking 4 courses per quarter can complete the program in 1 to 2 years.

    Students who have had an equivalent course with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better, may be eligible to waive up to eight fundamental business classes, and six fundamental accounting classes if completed within the past five years with a "B-" (2.7) or better.