100% Job Placement for 2023 MPAc Cohort with Record Average Starting Salary

Proven return on investment for Master of Professional Accountancy

Accounting has historically been regarded as a recession-proof industry. This notion has been tested as the pandemic has stretched out and larger economic uncertainties are on the rise worldwide. Despite this, strong demand continues for audit and tax professionals continues.

100% of 2023 Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) students seeking employment (both U.S. and international), were placed in jobs prior to the end of the winter quarter of the 2022-23 academic year. That's nearly six months before they graduate.

The average starting salary for students continues to increase year-over-year, with our 2023 MPAc students averaging a record high of $76,000. Students were hired at large and small firms alike including Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PWC and Campbell Taylor Washburn.

Designed to Support Your Career Placement

Our proven reputation and accelerated nine-month curriculum prepare students to launch their careers in accounting. 

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“I personally was invited to interview with all of the Big 4 firms, as well as some local and national firms. It was a great opportunity to strengthen my interviewing techniques and overall the experience taught me numerous life lessons that I will use forever. ”

Spencer Kidder MPAc 23

Amanda Weerasinghe

“Through MPAc I was offered a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers only a month after the school year began.”

Amanda Weerasinghe MPAc 19

MPAc Executive Director Will Snyder

“The firms trust in the quality of our program and continue to recruit our students year after year. Our students are highly sought-after talent.”

MPAc Executive Director Will Snyder


“Two years after I graduated with a UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) degree, I was working in the San Francisco Bay Area as a senior associate at KPMG—a Big Four accounting firm. Going to UC Davis helped me land that opportunity.”

Daniella Smith MPAc 16

The MPAc program staff and faculty support students in finding a great fit for them. We actively begin to connect you with hiring firms during the first few months of the program through a career development-focused, interactive orientation and our exclusive “Meet the Firms” networking event. You’ll connect with recruiters from local, regional, and international accounting and finance firms before you even start the program.

Our program provides students with a great return on their investment. Our students are able to focus on their graduate studies knowing they do not need to worry about finding a job after graduation.