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Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Exceptional Faculty

The McCombs School of Business houses some of the nation's most recognized business researchers, trendsetters, and innovators. Our professors and lecturers are regularly cited as one of the most compelling reasons to join the Texas MPA; as a student in our program, you'll have easy access to some of the greatest minds in the world of business both inside and outside of the classroom.

Meet Our World-Class Professors

MPA Tracks and Certificate Programs

Tailor your Texas MPA coursework to align with your specific career goals by choosing one of our four tracks and optional certificate programs:

Financial Reporting and Assurance

Financial Reporting and Assurance Track - Provides a solid knowledge base in financial reporting and in the expanding area of assurance; students in this track are prepared for positions in financial reporting, internal audit, capital budgeting, assurance, and project analysis in government and non-government organizations. Read More 

Managerial Accounting and Control

Managerial Accounting and Control Track - Focuses on how accounting and auditing information assists managers in making informed decisions in planning, evaluating and controlling an entity. Professional services firms such as enterprise risk management, internal audit services, forensic accounting and litigation support hire MPAs with a managerial specialty. Read More



Taxation Track - Designed for students seeking employment in public accounting and private industry, or with governmental and regulatory agencies. This track offers an excellent foundation for career mobility within and outside of the tax field in all sectors of the economy. Read More


Generalist Track – This track allows you to design your own area of specialization. Select your own coursework beyond the accounting core, including non-accounting graduate electives like finance, information technology, strategy, management and international business.

Internal Audit Certificate Program

Internal Audit Certificate Program - Gain the skills and knowledge to conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire. The University of Texas at Austin is one of only 24 universities in the world endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors for having a high-quality comprehensive internal auditing program. Read More

Academic Advising

Your academic advisors will help you plan your course of study and keep you on an academic program that is aligned with your goals. Academic advisors are available to talk with you about long-range academic plans as well as specific course needs and provide one-on-one assistance with degree planning, course selection, registration, graduation requirements, and CPA planning.

CPA Success

CPA candidates from The University of Texas at Austin typically have pass rates much higher than the statewide average overall and on any given part of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Our students’ pass rates also tend to exceed the national averages. In fact, several of our students have received the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Sells Award for earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the exam on their first attempt. The Texas MPA curriculum lays a solid educational foundation for the CPA exam.

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