MPAcc Degree Requirements
Depending on each student’s educational background, as few as 10 and as many as 26 courses may be required to complete the MPAcc program. Courses are divided into three categories:
Foundation-Level Courses (click here to view courses)
Foundation-level courses are intended for students who do not have an undergraduate business degree. Occasionally, students with an undergraduate degree in business may be required to take some foundation courses if equivalent courses were not required to obtain a bachelor’s degree at their alma mater. All entering students’ academic records are evaluated to determine if any of the foundation-level courses can be waived.
Foundation courses may be completed as traditional, semester-long courses or as self-study modules. The self-study modules offer students the flexibility to complete the foundation courses at their own pace. Students generally complete the foundation requirements more quickly taking the self-study modules than taking the semester-long courses taught on campus. However, we strongly recommend that the two accounting foundation courses (ACCT 2101 & ACCT 2102) be taken as a semester
Preparatory Accounting Courses (click here to view courses)
Students with a non-accounting business degree are required to take preparatory accounting courses to obtain in-depth, technical accounting knowledge. The preparatory courses are essentially upper division undergraduate accounting courses and include financial accounting, cost accounting, income taxes, auditing and accounting information systems. Student with an undergraduate accounting degree may also be required to take one or two preparatory accounting courses if their undergraduate institution did not require all of the prerequisites necessary to take MPAcc graduate courses.
Graduate Courses (click here to view courses)
All MPAcc students are required to take 30 hours of graduate-level business courses, including 18 hours of accounting, 6 hours of finance, 3 hours of information technology and 3 hours of managerial communications. All graduate-level courses are taught in the evening to accommodate both traditional and non-traditional students' schedules.