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Accounting

(Master of Professional Accountancy)

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree program is a professional graduate program for individuals who desire to further their accounting knowledge. The MPA program is designed to be fully integrated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in accounting, yet flexible enough to accommodate a first professional degree program for individuals without a business and/or accounting undergraduate background. Additionally, the MPA program fulfills the 150-hour requirement of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.


Each candidate will design a program in consultation with a Program Advisor that meets their individual needs and the 30 credit minimum program requirement. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with accounting pronouncements, auditing standards, related laws, and appropriate concepts of ethical behavior. Students will develop competencies relevant to conducting financial statement analysis, systems analysis, cost control, and tax analysis. They will also refine skills relevant to formatting and transmitting accounting information through oral, written, and computer-mediated delivery systems.