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ECON-MPA Curriculum

The award-winning faculty at Texas McCombs will challenge you, inspire you, and prepare you to excel. The accounting curriculum allows you to tailor your classes to reach your career aspirations.

ECON-MPA COURSEWORK EXAMPLES

The nature and length of a student's program may vary based on his or her background, special interests, internship and coursework opportunities, CPA examination plans, and other factors. The sample plans below assume that the ECON-MPA student is not interning, achieves summer graduate standing, is pursuing either the Financial Reporting & Assurance or Taxation track, and does not waive or substitute any accounting coursework. View the following course work examples for more information.

FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ASSURANCE TRACK EXAMPLE

SemesterStandingCourseCourse NameCredit Hours
Summer Year 1 Senior ACC 381 Financial Accounting 3
Fall Year 1 Senior ACC 387.1
ACC 380K.11
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Taxation

3
3

Spring Year 1 Senior ACC 380K.4 Introduction to Assurance Services 3
Summer Year 1 Graduate ACC 380K.13 Info Tech for Accounting and Control
Business Elective
3
3
Fall Year 2 Graduate ACC 180C
ACC 380K.1
ACC383.K_
BA 385T
MPA Distinguished Speaker Lyceum
Financial Accounting Standards & Analysis I
Audit Elective
Financial Management
Business Elective
1
3
3
3
3
Spring Year 2 Graduate ACC 380K.2
ACC 380K.7
LEB 380.30

Financial Accounting Standards & Analysis II
Financial Statement Analysis
Legal Environment of Business for MPAs
Accounting Elective

3
3
3
3
TOTAL HOURS       43 

 

The nature and length of a student's program may vary based on his or her background, special interests, internship and coursework opportunities, CPA examination plans, and other factors.

TAXATION TRACK EXAMPLE

SemesterStandingCourseCourse NameCredit Hours
Summer Year 1 Senior ACC 381 Financial Accounting 3
Fall Year 1 Senior ACC 387.1
ACC 380K.11
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Taxation

3
3

Spring Year 1 Senior ACC 380K.4 Introduction to Assurance Services 3
Summer Year 1 Graduate ACC 380K.13 Info Tech for Accounting and Control
Business Elective
3
3
Fall Year 2 Graduate ACC 180C
ACC 380K.1
ACC 384.1
ACC 384.3
BA 385T
MPA Distinguished Speaker Lyceum
Financial Accounting Standards & Analysis I
Tax Research Methodology
Taxation of Entities II (Partnerships)
Financial Management
1
3
3
3
3
Spring Year 2 Graduate ACC 384.2
LEB 380.30
ACC 384._

Taxation of Entities I (Corporations)
Legal Environment of Business for MPAs
Tax Topic
Business Elective

3
3
3
3
TOTAL HOURS       43 

 

The nature and length of a student's program may vary based on his or her background, special interests, internship and coursework opportunities, CPA examination plans, and other factors.

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  • Accounting Core Courses and MBA Electives

    In the MPA program, you will expand your creativity, think on your feet, and have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. MPA offers a flexible, challenging curriculum that takes into account your experience, skills, and career goals. It provides a solid accounting foundation through core courses, accounting and MBA electives and track options.

WAIVER POLICY

The MPA degree consists of 43 total credit hours. However, we will waive up to four MPA core courses (12 credit hours) if you complete equivalent coursework before transitioning to graduate status. Upper-level courses in the Business Economics Option Program will qualify for MPA course waivers.

 

Your academic advisor will approve any waivers and substitutions during new student advising in the summer.