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• Get a head start on a Master in Professional Accounting degree
• Pay for graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates
• Waive application and transcript fees
• Waive the GMAT score requirement

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Our core classes give you a solid accounting foundation, while our individual tracks let you focus your efforts to meet specific career goals. 

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The ECON-MPA is designed for current UT undergraduates majoring in economics. Students who complete the ECON-MPA curriculum earn both a B.A. degree in economics and a Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) degree. Admission to the program is highly competitive; only high-achieving students are nominated for the Graduate Select Admission Program.

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ECON-MPA Benefits


ECON-MPA students get a head start on MPA courses during their senior year and have a number of exclusive opportunities to interact with established and up-and-coming professionals. Students also have the opportunity to gain first-hand perspective on the global focus of today’s business world by studying abroad and get hands-on experience by interning at major businesses for course credit.

Our students are heavily recruited. In fact, one of the most compelling benefits of the ECON-MPA program is the high percentage of our students who accept an employment offer before graduation.

ECON-MPA Program Structure

Acceptance into the ECON-MPA means you're part of one of the most exclusive programs on campus. Here is how this unique program is structured:

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Senior Year

If you are admitted to the ECON-MPA , you will start with ACC 381 in the second summer session and complete up to 12 hours of MPA coursework in your senior year. Graduate courses will be reserved toward the MPA degree via the Reservation of Course for Graduate Credit and cannot be used towards the economics degree. You will have the benefit of paying undergraduate tuition on these graduate courses and receiving academic and career advising services from the MPA Program Office. To remain in good standing in the program, you will be required to meet the same standards of satisfactory performance as other MPA degree candidates.

Graduate Year(s)

After acquiring your B. A. degree, you will transition to graduate standing and continue your graduate MPA coursework at graduate tuition rates. See the ECON-MPA admissions web page for additional details. You will have an opportunity to apply for graduate scholarships and TA positions through the Department of Accounting to help defray some of the graduate tuition costs.

Attend an Info Session

Attend An ECONMPA Infosession

ECON-MPA info sessions are open to UT economics majors and offer a perfect opportunity to learn more about this unique program and what it has to offer. There is no need to register; the next information session is:

Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Location: BRB 2.136