The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership responsibilities in professional accounting. The program is constructed with the following objectives:
- To extend technical competencies in financial reporting and analysis, management accounting including planning, analysis and control, tax compliance and planning, and in assurance services including internal controls and accounting information systems.
- To provide flexibility to obtain a certificate in Internal Audit, and/or Business Valuation and/or Data Analytics among others
- To develop leadership and cross-functional management skills
- To sharpen essential professional competencies including critical thinking skills, effective written and oral communication skills, ability to work effectively in teams, and data analytics skills.
- To develop student awareness of the needs of communities beyond the boundaries of their profession.
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, 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.