Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree.
The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac.) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit.
Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit M.P.Ac. program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students.
Fall 2017 Admission
- Priority round: December 15, 2016
- Second round: January 31, 2017
- Third round: March 1, 2017
Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017; Domestic: June 1, 2017
The M.P.Ac. program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields. We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays and letters of recommendation. Professional experience is considered advantageous but is not required for admission. We encourage recent graduates, entry-level and mid-career professionals to apply.
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Last updated August 29, 2017