Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business

Program Description

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business

The MPA is designed to provide specialized training in accounting and related fields for those who wish to prepare for a career in public accounting meeting the 150-hour educational requirement of the State of South Dakota. In addition, the program provides training in accounting and related subjects for students seeking careers in industry, government service, or accounting education.

We offer both a full-time program (on Vermillion campus) and a part-time program in Sioux Falls.

Accounting

Accounting grads provide general accounting, audit, tax, financial planning, estate and management consulting services. You'll also find them teaching, creating legislation, and leading companies as members of management teams.

Prior to gaining admission to the Beacom School of Business and declaring a major, students complete the University's General Education requirements and the prerequisites necessary for acceptance. When you decide to major in Accounting, you will be admitted as a pre-business student and must complete certain course requirements before your junior year.


The mission of the Accounting Programs at The University of South Dakota School of Business is to provide quality professional education in an environment that promotes critical thinking, fosters the exchange of ideas among scholars, and contributes value to the practice of accounting.

MPA Required Program


Plan A: Non-Thesis Program
MPA Core ............................18 credit hours
Restricted Electives ..............12 credit hours


Plan B: Thesis Option
MPA Core ............................18 credit hours
Restricted electives.................9 credit hours
Thesis.......................................4 credit hours


Plan C: Internship Option
MPA Core .............................18 credit hours
Restricted Electives ................9 credit hours
Internship................................3 credit hours

Joint Degree Option


MPA/JD (Law)--The School of Law offers a Joint Degree Program leading to the Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Professional Accountancy from The University of South Dakota in three years.



Last updated January 31, 2018
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