Pre-Summer 2017 Degree Requirements

from Seattle University's 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

46-88 credits to completion

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.

I. Preparatory Coursework

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.

II. Fundamental Business Courses

(27 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5030 Financial Accounting* 3
ACCT 5040 Managerial Accounting/Information for Decision Making* 3
BETH 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility* 3
ECON 5000 Introductory Business Statistics** 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods** 3
ECON 5110 The Domestic and Global Economies** 3
ECON 5105 or ECON 5107 Managerial Economics or Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis** 3
FINC 5000 Managerial Finance** 3
BLAW 5130 Legal and Regulatory Environment** 3

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.

III. Fundamental Accounting Requirements

(15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 5130 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 5140 Auditing I 3
ACCT 5150 Federal Taxation I 3

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.

IV. Management and Technical Core

(13 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MGMT 5100 Leadership Skills and Team Development 4
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
MGMT 5380 Negotiation Skills 3

V. Other Required Accounting Courses

(18 credits)

Choose six from the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5230 Strategic Management Accounting 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5310 Internal Audit I 3
ACCT 5320 Internal Audit II 3
ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 5340 Auditing II 3
ACCT 5350 Advanced Federal Income Tax II 3
ACCT 5360 IT Audit 3
ACCT 5365 Topics in Valuation Analysis 3
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 5380 Systems Modeling for Financial Decisions 3
ACCT 5390 Not-For-Profit Accounting 3

VI. General Electives

(15 credits)

Course TitleCredits
Choose any 5 graduate business courses* 15

* 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.

MPAC Graduate Certificates

Business Valuation
Internal Audit