Beacom School of Business Master of Professional Accountancy

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MPA Curriculum

Prerequisite coursework is required in order to ensure that all online and face-to-face Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) students have a fundamental understanding of business and accounting. Students possessing an undergraduate degree in accounting or business may have fulfilled some of the prerequisites. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their transcript to the MPA office for review of prerequisite fulfillment. View our graduate catalog for MPA degree requirements and MPA prerequisites. 

MPA Required Core Courses (21 credits)
Course Course Title

ACCT 720

Seminar in Cost Accounting

ACCT 731

Seminar in Tax 
ACCT 740 Advanced Accounting Theory
ACCT 750 Contemporary Topics in Auditing
ACCT 760 Accounting in Governmental & Non-Profit Organizations
ACCT 780 Advanced Accounting
BADM 582 Business Policy & Strategy

MPA Program Options (30 credit hours)
 
Plan A:  Non-Thesis Program 
 
  • MPA Core
  • Restricted Electives

21 credit hours
  9 credit hours

 
Plan B:  Thesis Option
 
 
  • MPA Core
  • Restricted Electives
  • Thesis
 21 credit hours
3-6 credit hours
3-6 credit hours
 
Plan C:  Internship Option
 
 
  • MPA Core
  • Restricted Electives
  • Internship

21 credit hours
  6 credit hours
  3 credit hours