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A passion for teaching excellence

Our distinguished professors’ depth of knowledge and personal attention form the foundation of your UC Davis MPAc experience. Relationships take root and thrive in our collaborative learning environment.

You’ll learn from experts in their fields, thought leaders who are developing innovative solutions for today’s business challenges. Through their pioneering research, teaching and consulting work, our faculty helps shape the management practices of leading U.S. and multinational corporations, nonprofits and public agencies—and the global markets they operate in.

Our professors are leading-edge scholars who trained at top schools, including Stanford University, the University of Southern California, MIT, the Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Northwestern University. Through a powerful combination of case studies, seminars, guest speakers, simulations and team projects, they turn complex concepts into actionable tools you will use throughout your career.

In our small classes you’ll build strong connections with your professors. They will know you by name and work with you to meet your goals.

UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy graduates are No. 1 in CPA exam performance among the 16 graduate accounting programs in California. Our accounting graduates had a pass rate of 75 percent, a full 20 percentage points higher than the nationwide average pass rate of 55 percent.

Courses by Quarter*


ACC 201 Financial Reporting
ACC 211 Tax Reporting and Analysis 
ACC 241 Auditing and the Accounting Profession
ACC 271 Accounting Ethics


ACC 203 Intermediate Financial Reporting
ACC 213 Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
ACC 251 Managerial Accounting and Controls
ACC 261 Communications for Professional Accountants


ACC 205 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACC 215 Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis 
ACC 231 Analysis and Use of Accounting Reports 
ACC 243 Auditing and Attestation Services

*Subject to change based upon faculty discretion

Faculty Spotlights

MPAc Curriculum

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