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About MPA Students

The Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program at the McCombs School of Business has been widely recognized as one of the leading graduate accounting programs in the United States.  Our program attracts academically talented, hard working, and ambitious students from around the world. McCombs' outstanding faculty includes some of the world's top researchers. These award-winning educators challenge students with a leading-edge curriculum.  Our exceptional graduates possess the competence, sound judgment, and accounting proficiency to allow them to excel not only in public accounting, but also in industry, nonprofits, government, financial services, and consulting. Graduates have the tools and capabilities to make an immediate contribution to your organization:

  • Solid analytical skills Critical problem solving skills
  • A team perspective
  • Polish and professionalism
  • Effective communication skills
  • Broad business knowledge

Two approaches to the Texas MPA degree

The traditional MPA is 12- to 18-month graduate program for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. The traditional MPA approach welcomes students with undergraduate degrees in any field, from business to liberal arts, science or engineering.

The integrated MPA is a three-year program designed for students in the McCombs School of Business beyond their sophomore year who are in the process of earning their bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of the integrated approach to the MPA, students graduate with the bachelor of business administration (BBA) and master in professional accounting (MPA) degrees concurrently.

For recent student statistics, see the 2010 MPA Fact Sheet. (Coming Soon!)