The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program is designed to provide graduate level education in accounting for individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting, industry, and government. To be considered for admission to the graduate phase, students must submit an admissions application, a score from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and meet established GPA requirements. Courses for graduate credit can be taken after completion of the first four years and final admission to graduate school is attained. For GMAT scores to qualify, they may not be more than five years old. To qualify for admission to the MPA program, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School of the University and the admission requirements of the Graduate Division of the College of Business. Any applicant who holds a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university will be considered for admission regardless of the undergraduate field of study. An applicant for admission should understand that graduate work is not merely an extension of undergraduate work. Graduate study operates at a significantly higher level of rigor, demands scholarship of a higher order, and places more emphasis on research and student responsibility. Once the admission requirements of the Graduate School have been met, the Admissions Committee will grant admission only to those individuals who demonstrate significant accomplishment and/or high potential for success. The decision of the Admissions Committee is normally based on a combination of the applicant's previous academic record and the applicant's score on the Graduate Admissions Test (GMAT). For consideration, the GMAT score must be no more than five years old. Also, significant business experience may serve as an indicator of an individual's ability to complete the program, thus may be considered by the Committee. Students must--as undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students--complete basic courses in the "common body of knowledge"or business core. Foundation courses may be waived for students who have completed equivalent courses prior to admission to the MPA program. Transcripts are evaluated to determine which of the following foundation courses are to be taken.
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