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Welcome to Texas McCombs

Congratulations on being admitted into the Master in Professional Accounting Program! High job placement rates, a huge global network of alumni, and an excellent overall value are just a few of the reasons why the Texas McCombs MPA is ranked the #1 graduate accounting program in the nation.

Come see firsthand why so many of the country's most talented students choose to attend our program. Attend Preview Day on February 15 or March 29, 2019, schedule a tour or connect with a student ambassador to learn about the University of Texas, the McCombs School of Business, and the MPA program!

Make it Official!

Already accepted into our program? Congratulations, and welcome to the Longhorn family! Make it official:

Commit to Texas McCombs

Important Dates

UPCOMING DATES FOR 2019

Preview Day: February 15 or March 29, 2019

Summer Registration: June 4 - 5 or July 12, 2019

Fall Registration: June 12 - July 24 or August 23, 2019

MPA Virtual Career Consulting: May 20 - 24, 2019

MPA Resume Book Deadline: July 10, 2019

MPA Orientation: August 20 - 22, 2019

View the full list of important dates for newly admitted MPAs.

Academic Advisors and Career Consultants

MPA Career Coaching.

All students are required to meet with an academic advisor when they enter the MPA program. Students who plan to participate in the Texas McCombs recruiting process are strongly encouraged to meet with a career consultant, as well. Although it is our preference that you meet with us in person, we also offer virtual academic advising and career consulting as an option to accommodate our incoming students’ busy schedules.

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Academic Advisors

Your academic advisor will review your undergraduate transcript(s) to determine if you have satisfied the pre-enrollment requirements and if any MPA classes can be waived or substituted.

Students who are beginning the MPA program in the fall should schedule an academic advising appointment before August 19, 2019. International students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before August 12.

Students who are required to start in the summer should schedule an academic advising appointment before July 12, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact your assigned academic advisor:

Last name starting with A-L: Sheryll Cox, MPA.Sheryll@mccombs.utexas.edu

Last name starting with M-S: Jason Tasset, MPA.Jason@mccombs.utexas.edu

Last name starting with T-Z: Keri Ledezma, MPA.Keri@mccombs.utexas.edu

Please do not contact your academic advisor to schedule your initial advising appointment. Instead, use the online appointment request form.

Career Consultants

If you are planning on participating in the McCombs recruiting process, we strongly recommend that you speak to a career consultant first. A resume review is the best place to start in preparation for the resume book deadline on July 10, 2019. We are also available to discuss other career topics such as:

  • Career options with an MPA degree
  • Researching, identifying, and applying for positions
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Communicating with employers
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Handling delicate recruiting issues
  • Evaluating a job offer

Questions? Email Jo Chauvin 

New Student Checklist

Want to make sure you've done everything necessary to make your transition into the Texas McCombs MPA a smooth one? Take a look at our checklist for new MPA students.


MPA Orientation

International Students

Welcome to the Texas McCombs MPA! On-site MPA Orientation events will be held August 20 - 22, 2019. Attendance is mandatory except for those events marked as optional.

View the 2018 Orientation Schedule

MPA SUMMER PIZZA SOCIAL

Attend the Texas McCombs MPA Summer Pizza Social on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to mingle with your fellow classmates, MPA staff, and accounting professors before summer classes begin. Even if you plan to begin courses in the fall, we would love for you to attend if you are in Austin on the 12th!

INTERNATIONAL MPA STUDENT ORIENTATION

International MPA students are invited and highly encouraged to attend the International MPA Orientation in addition to the general MPA Orientation. MPA staff and students will provide important information on topics including obtaining your OPT/CPT, CPA, tips for participating in class, recruiting strategies and much more. International MPA Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Before Your Orientation

There are a number of important items that incoming students must complete before MPA Orientation.

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Excel Training

Due to the importance and prevalence of Microsoft Excel, every incoming MPA student is required to complete online Excel training . Detailed information will be posted to this web page in March. Please contact the MPA Program Office if you have any questions.

Tech Orientation

The online MPA Technology Orientation will introduce you to various technology resources in the McCombs School of Business and at UT-Austin.

Email:
UTmail provides UT-Austin students with a university-affiliated email address for life. Those who opt in to the free service can choose their email address and have 30+ GB of email storage. 

It is important to keep your email address up-to-date in UT Direct at all times. Students are expected to check email frequently in order to stay current with University-related communications, recognizing that certain communications may be time-critical.


Webinar

The MPA Career Orientation Webinar will provide important recruiting information about specific career services, events and resources available to help you throughout the career development and job search process. All new students who plan to participate in on-campus recruiting are required to participate in a session. You do not have to be on campus to attend this webinar.

Webinar session dates and times will be posted in March 2019.

Housing Information

Are you seeking a place to live in Austin? Visit the Grad School website, UTexas.Rent, and UT housing page for information that can help you find the perfect place to call home.

New MPA FAQ

Check out our New MPA FAQs for answers to some of our newly accepted students' most pertinent questions.