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from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog
Minimum credits required for degree: 46-88
The MPAC degree requires 46 graduate credit hours (14 three-credit courses and 1 four-credit course) beyond the undergraduate degree and any of the basic business and accounting prerequisites.
Computer Skills and Business Calculus must be completed by the end of the first year in the program. Professional Writing must be completed by the end of the first quarter in the program.
Twenty-seven credits, including:
Students with previous comparable course work with a "B-" (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these classes based on self-assessment materials regarding their proficiency. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes.
*Students without previous course work are required to take these classes at Seattle University or another institution with the MPAC Program Director’s approval.
**Students without previous course work are required to take these classes at Seattle University or another institution, or achieve proficiency through an alternative method as approved by the MPAC Program Director.
Fifteen credits, including:
Students with previous comparable course work completed in the past 5 years with
a "B-" (2.7) or better have the option of waiving these classes.
Nineteen credits, including:
Twelve credits - choose four from the five following classes:
* With the permission of the chair of the accounting program, students may earn up to 9 credits for an approved internship.
With the permission of the chair of the accounting program, students with an undergraduate degree from Seattle University who have taken ACCT 4360/5350 and/or ACCT 4310/5330 may waive six credits for the MPAC program, and thus may have 40-88 credits. These courses will satisfy course requirements toward both the undergraduate degree in accounting and the masters in professional accounting.
“I have spent the past two years studying Accounting at the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University, and every day has been precious. The classes I took here and the faculty and staff I met all contributed to my personal and professional development. The Jesuit tradition and my work experience in the Center for Business Ethics helped me reflect on integrity and ethics; the diversity on campus brings me knowledge of different cultures; and the care of students fostered by the Albers School creates a pleasant atmosphere. Soon I will be working for Deloitte thanks to my time at Albers and to the people who acknowledge my ability and effort.”
Yanbin "Sherry" RenMPAC '14