Senior year — Students admitted to the ECON-MPA through Graduate Select Admissions will begin graduate MPA coursework in their senior year while they are still classified as undergraduates. Senior year MPA graduate coursework will be taken concurrently with the completion of the students' economics B.A. degree requirements. Subject to MPA program modifications and students' academic backgrounds, the following core accounting courses are to be completed in summer, fall and spring semesters of an ECON-MPA participant's senior year:
Summer (senior year)
ACC 381 – Financial Accounting
Fall (senior year)
ACC 387.1 – Managerial Accounting
ACC 380K.11 – Introduction to Taxation
Spring (senior year)
ACC 380.4 – Introduction to Assurance Services
These accounting core courses are the prerequisites for subsequent coursework in the MPA program. Prior to acquiring graduate standing, ECON-MPA students are limited to 12 hours of graduate coursework. To remain in good standing in the program, ECON-MPA participants must meet same standards of satisfactory performance as other MPA degree candidates.
Graduate year(s) — After acquiring the B. A. degree and graduate standing, ECON-MPA students may continue their graduate MPA coursework (see the Degree Requirements tab on this page for course info). With graduate standing, an ECON-MPA participant must satisfy all MPA degree and program requirements. If a student's status is changed to graduate standing but the student is not awarded his/her B. A. degree, the graduate standing will be removed and MPA degree progress will not continue until the B. A. degree is conferred.