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MPAc Curriculum Structure
A breakdown of our MPAc programs

A career in accounting gives you the flexibility to work in virtually any industry, both in the public and private sector. Our 9-month curriculum offers a variety of choices to meet your needs. 

Depending on your academic background, you can choose two of the three Concentrations. The MPAc Graduate Advisor will work with you to select classes that best suits your interests and educational background.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Business Law, Statistics

Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter

CORE:

  • ACC 201 (4) Financial Reporting
  • ACC 241 (4) Auditing and the Accounting Profession
  • ACC 211 (4) Tax Reporting and Analysis
  • ACC 271 (4) Accounting Ethics

CORE:

  1. ACC 253 (4) Accounting Information and Control Systems
  2. ACC 261 (4) Communications for Professional Accountants

CORE:

  • ACC 243 (4) Auditing and Attestation Services
  • ACC 455 (4) Audit Data Analytics
 

TAX ACCOUNTING:

  • ACC 213 (4) Intermediate Tax Reporting and Analysis
     

ANALYSIS: 

  • ACC 251 (4) Managerial Accounting and Control
     

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING*:

  • ACC 203 (4) Intermediate Financial Reporting

TAX ACCOUNTING:

  • ACC 215 (4) Advanced Tax Reporting and Analysis
     

ANALYSIS: 

  • ACC 231 (4) Analysis and Use of Financial Reports
     

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING*:

  • ACC 205 (4) Advanced Financial Reporting 
*Students without at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of upper division financial accounting must take the Financial Accounting Concentration as one of their two elective Concentrations.

Concentration Selection Flowchart for Students

One year or more of upper division Financial Accounting

If you have at least one year of upper division Financial Accounting you can choose any two of the three Concentrations depending on your career goals and academic background:

Are you interested in a career in taxation? If yes you should elect the Tax Accounting Concentration and the Analysis Concentration

Are you interested in a career in auditing? 

  • If yes you should elect the Analysis Concentration and either the Tax Accounting Concentration or the Financial Accounting Concentration depending on the strength of your financial accounting background.
    • Students who have not taken courses in Advanced Financial Accounting and Government/Nonprofit Accounting should elect the Financial Accounting Concentration.
    • Students who have taken courses in Advanced Financial Accounting and Government/Nonprofit Accounting should elect the Tax Accounting Concentration.

No upper division Financial Accounting

If you do not have at least one year of upper division Financial Accounting you must take the Financial Accounting Concentration:

  • Are you interested in a career in taxation? 
    • If yes, you should elect the Tax Accounting Concentration
    • If no, you should elect the Analysis Concentration

MPAc Curriculum Structure

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