The School of Accountancy and Information Systems within the College of Business offers the Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) degree program.
The objective of the graduate (M.P.A.) curriculum is to provide more depth and breadth in accounting and related subjects that can be accomplished in a four-year program. Enrollment in the program is limited to those students who show a high probability of success.
The program leading to the MPA is essentially the culmination of a five-year program. A student who earns the bachelor's degree with a major in accounting may normally complete the MPA program with one year's additional work. A minimum of 30 hours of graduate work is required.
The objective of the MPA curriculum is to provide more depth and breadth in accounting and related subjects that can be accomplished in a four-year program. Emphasis is placed on the preparation for professional careers in both the public accounting and management accounting areas.
Students with a variety of educational backgrounds may enter the MPA program. Students who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university must either transfer or take the following courses:
- Applied Calculus for Business (3 Hours)
- Principals of Economics (Micro & Macro) (6 Hours)
- Advanced Business Law (3 Hours)
- Principals of Finance (3 Hours)
- Managerial Statistics I & II (6 Hours)
- Management for Organizations (3 Hours)
- Legal Environment of Business (3 Hours)
- Global Managerial Policy and Strategy (3 Hours)
- Management Information Systems (3 Hours)
- Principals of Marketing (3 Hours)
The following lower-division accounting courses are also required:
- Principals of Accounting (3 Hours)
- Accounting Processes & Systems (3 Hours)
- Intermediate Accounting (6 Hours)
- Advanced Accounting (3 Hours)
- Auditing (3 Hours)
- Cost Accounting (3 Hours)
- Income Tax Accounting (3 Hours)
- Government & Non-Profit Accounting (3 Hours)
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