Anyone can apply to the Seattle University's Master's of Professional Accounting program regardless of academic experience. If you are transferring from another school or if you have no undergraduate accounting degree, you can still graduate with an MPAC degree.
As the accounting profession continues to grow, a Bachelor's degree in accounting is no longer enough for those who wish to advance their career to management positions or to earn a spot in a prestigious accounting firm. Top accounting firms are expecting more out of their candidates and Seattle University's MPAC program is the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition.
At Seattle University, the Masters of Professional Accounting program (MPAC) is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in professional accounting as well as to give students the tools to customize their education. The MPAC program is constructed with the following learning outcomes:
To view the current MPAC student demographics and average entrance scores, visit the Graduate Class Profile page.
Seattle University's MPAC Program features a CPA-centric curriculum that will prepare students for the CPA exam. MPAC courses in topics such as Advanced Accounting, Federal Income Tax II and Non-for-Profit accounting covers topics on the CPA exam that would not be normally covered in an Undergraduate education.
In addition to being CPA-centric, the MPAC program provides students with a combination of academic, professional and extra-curricular resources that can help individuals grow as a person as well as a professional. Click on the buttons below the diagram to learn more about Seattle University's student resources.
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Seattle University's MPAC program features certification courses that allows students to tailor their education to the career path of their choosing. Some of the certificates that we recommend are Internal Audit and Business Analytics.
Internal Auditors work with management to review systems and operations. These audits are aimed at indentifying how well risks are managed including whether the right processes are in place and whether agreed procedures are being adhered to. Audits can also identify areas where efficiencies or innovations might be made. Internal auditors work in all sectors (public, private and non-for-profit) and may work as an employee of the organization or as a third party.
Seattle University has recently been awarded the "center of excellence" designation by the Institute of Internal Auditors for our continous excellence in Internal Audit education. Our MPAC program allows students to become certified in Internal Audit while simultaneously being able to take one of the tests required for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Exam.
In a fast changing and highly technical environment, today's business leaders and professionals face an exciting opportunity and a serious threat. The opportunity is that effective use of vast amounts of data collected with high frequency will lead to more timely and effective decisions about products and markets. The threat is that businesses that don't adapt will quickly become irrelevant.
Seattle University's business analytics program combines deep analytical content with an emphasis on the ability to communicate with business leaders and the understanding of business problems.
Full-time Accounting Master's Degree students who have already completed the prerequisite requirements can complete the program in 1 year. The tuition for the MPAC program is normally $32,000 for the year.
New students are accepted into the Master's in Accounting program each quarter. The deadlines for MPAC are slightly different than for the other Albers graduate programs. Deadlines for domestic students are:
International student application deadlines (for all programs) are:
Seattle University offers a joint degree program for students in the Master of Professional Accounting program. This allows you to complete two degrees in less time than it would take to complete each one separately. The Master's in Accounting may be taken in conjunction with:
For more information about joint degrees, go to the Joint Degrees page.
The Albers MPAC program is ranked #14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2018. This places it #1 in the Northwest among graduate accounting programs.
Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2017, less than five percent of the world's business schools and less than one third of U.S. business school have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.