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Academics and Curriculum

Academics and Curriculum


Elevate your accountancy knowledge at one of the top-performing MPAc programs in the country.

Powerful connections

Through a collaborative learning environment, you will build strong connections with globally ranked professors and motivated students who will know you by name and work with you to meet your educational and professional goals.

"To be a successful accountant, you have to be a dynamic person, a global thinker. Our program is redefining graduate accounting education, and I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and experience with our students, motivating them to learn, understand and ultimately thrive."

— Will Snyder Executive Director, MPAc UC Davis Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching Award (2018)


A breakdown of your MPAc program

The MPAc program will equip you with accounting knowledge and skills that are applicable and relevant in virtually any industry, both in the public and private sector, giving unlimited potential and possibilities to your career.

Program prerequisites: 

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Statistics

Students must complete 48 units (16 units per quarter) to meet the requirement for graduation.

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
  • Financial Reporting
  • Analysis and Use of Accounting Reports
  • Accounting Information and Control Systems
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Intermediate Financial Reporting
  • Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting and Controls
  • Communications for Professional Accountants
  • Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis
  • Auditing and Attestation Services
  • Audit Data Analytics



Notice regarding professional licensure and certification:
The MPAc does meet all states and territories CPA licensure education requirements. Please note that admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.