Beacom School of Business Master of Professional Accountancy

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MPA - Professional Accountancy

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) is designed to provide specialized training in accounting and related fields for those who wish to prepare for a career in public accounting and meet the 150-hour educational requirement to take the CPA exam in the State of South Dakota as well as other states. In addition, the program provides training in accounting and related subjects for students seeking careers in industry, government service or accounting education. The primary objectives are: (1) to develop judgmental ability relating to the production and use of accounting information, and (2) to assist in the development of professional competence.

Program Options:
1. On Campus MPA (Full-time or Part-time)
2. Online MPA (Part-time)
3. Hybrid Program at University Center (Sioux Falls, SD) (Part-time)
Contact Information

Kathryn Birkeland, Ph.D., Faculty Coordinator of MPA Program

Rachel Geske, Graduate Business Advisor and Recruiter

Karen McDowell, Program Assistant
605-677-5232 or 1-866-890-1622