The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, established in 1927, offers the only fully accredited business school in South Dakota. USD's Beacom School of Business has been continuously accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. Less than five percent of the nation's top business schools have earned this prestigious designation. Therefore, you can be confident that our accounting degree is of high quality and is well regarded by the business community.
The mission of the Accounting Programs at the University of South Dakota Beacom 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.
The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) 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 requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Specific course requirements to sit for the CPA exam do vary by state, so please be sure to check with the state licensing board in the state or states in which you intend to become licensed for specific requirements In addition, the program provides training in accounting and related subjects for students seeking careers in industry, government service, or accounting education.
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
The M.P.A. program operates on a rolling admission basis and will review an application when complete. However, to guarantee a spot in a particular semester, application materials should be submitted six weeks before classes begin.
For more information about USD's Master of Professional Accountancy - Hybrid Delivery program offered at University Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., visit SDUniversityCenter.org or contact University Center at 605-274-9500 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.