Master of Professional Accounting (online)

The Master of Professional Accounting provides focused, accounting education meant to prepare students for a career in public accounting, private industry, as well as government/non-profit sector. The program consists of 32 credits that will be taken over a 16-month period with start dates in September, January, and May.  The coursework will consist of 16 credits in basic accounting, taxation and information systems, followed by 16 credits in advanced topics including auditing and financial statement analysis and firm valuation. The courses offered in the MPrA are taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in accounting at the School of Business Administration.  All of these courses have been taught as two-credit or three-credit courses, but have been modified, combined and packaged into four credit modules. Most students in the program will earn a Certificate in Accounting Practice along the way to earning their degree.

To obtain detailed program admission and curricula information please visit the website.

Curriculum Requirements 

ACC 681Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting4
ACC 682Intermediate Accounting4
ACC 683Taxation4
ACC 684Accounting Information Systems4
ACC 685Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation4
ACC 686Auditing4
ACC 687Advanced Cost Accounting4
ACC 688Advanced Accounting and Financial Reporting4
Two additional optional courses 1
ACC 689Current Issues in Accounting (Issues in Accounting with a focus on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting)4
ACC 690Fraud and Forensic Accounting: Ethics & Legal Environment (Fraud and Forensic Accounting: Ethics and the Legal Environment)4
Total Credit Hours40
1

Should your state of residence require additional coursework in order to sit for the CPA certification exam, you may enroll in two additional (optional) advanced courses which will enable you to earn additional Accounting credits that may be required.