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The UC Davis MPAc Edge

“I was drawn to the UC Davis MPAc program because you learn the technical skills from the greatest accountants in the field. At the same time, they put a huge emphasis on polishing us as professionals, training us to be great communicators, presenters and business people.”

— Jessica Agee MPAc 14, Assurance Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


5 Top Reasons to Earn a Master of Professional Accountancy at UC Davis


1.  Your Career Launch Pad: 9-month or 21-month Program Options

Your pathway into one of today’s hottest job sectors: professional business services. Choose from our accelerated 9-month program or 21-month option that can be completed either full-time or part-time. You’ll start on a rewarding path toward assisting global clients to protect and grow their business opportunities, and a track to become a chief financial officer (40% of CFOs are CPAs).


50% awarded merit-based scholarships2.  Nearly 50% of students awarded merit-based scholarships 

We’re dedicated to helping you finance your degree. MPAc graduates can expect to earn a considerable return on their financial investment with the demand for CPAs on the rise (the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the profession would grow by up to 22 percent between 2008 and 2018).


96% Career Placement3.  96% career placement rate

We have a proven track record of placing graduates in top business consulting and accounting firms. Nearly 100% of our U.S. eligible graduates landed rewarding career positions in 2016. 


$57,000 average starting salary4.  $57,000 average starting salaries

Two thirds of our 2016 grads joined Big Four firms (Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers), while others chose business services firms across Northern California and beyond, with lucrative starting salaries. That’s a substantial and immediate return on your investment.

Top 5 CPA Exam Pass Rate in CA5. Top 5 CPA exam pass rate in California 

Our graduates score among the highest on the CPA exam compared to other graduate accounting programs in the state. It’s a testimony to our students’ motivation, our rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty.


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