The McCombs School of Business is home to some of the nation's most recognized business researchers, trendsetters, and innovators. Our faculty are regularly cited as one of the most compelling reasons to join the Texas McCombs MPA.
Dynamic CurriculumAs a student in our program, you'll have access to the greatest minds in the world of business both inside and outside of the classroom. We listen to the needs of accounting professionals and continuously evolve our curriculum to prepare students with insights into new technologies, including incorporating data analytics into every course offered within the Texas McCombs MPA program.
Coursework That Launches Your Career
Tailor your Texas McCombs MPA coursework to align with your specific career goals. Select a curriculum path and a foundational set of courses to get started. Broaden that knowledge with carefully selected accounting electives and MBA electives in areas such as finance, information technology, strategy, management, and more.
MPA CURRICULUM PATHS
Business Advisory / Management ConsultingAdvisors and consultants armed with accounting knowledge are uniquely placed to help businesses achieve their strategic goals. Become the expert every consulting firm needs.
Forensic AccountingForensic accountants are called in when financial wrongdoing or fraud is suspected. Interested in crime? Litigation? Combine your accounting knowledge with investigative skills in this high-stakes, fast-paced arena.
Investment BankingWith a comprehensive knowledge of financial accounting and a solid grounding in finance, you can work with companies to raise capital, provide strategic financial advice, and facilitate M&A transactions.
Corporate Accounting / Financial AnalystCorporate accountants are the heartbeat of an entity’s financial, managerial, and due-diligence operations. Interested in being a CFO? This could be the path for you.
Governmental / Not-For-ProfitInterested in working for the greater good? You could help entities in this sector achieve their mission by ensuring they have sound financial strategies and meet their unique reporting requirements.
Tax ConsultingGo beyond compliance. Work with companies domestically and internationally to apply your tax law knowledge to achieve efficient outcomes and ensure regulatory requirements are met.
External Audit / AssuranceCapital markets do not function well without assurance about the veracity of companies’ financial disclosures. Auditors keep those companies accountable and the markets working for everyone.
Internal AuditInterested in the entirety of an entity’s operations? Work with the management team to ensure that internal controls, governance, and risks are managed to achieve strategic excellence.
Wealth Management / Investment & Tax ConsultingUse your accounting knowledge to be a trusted advisor. Help entrepreneurs and other visionaries manage investments, risks, estate and tax planning, and other strategic requirements.
Internal Audit Certificate ProgramEnhance your MPA degree with an internal audit certificate. Gain the skills and knowledge to conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire. UT Austin is one of only 24 universities in the world endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
TAKE A PEEK INTO THE CLASSROOM
Explore Professor Patrick Badolato's Financial Statement Analysis class at Texas McCombs, and learn about career opportunities from MPA graduate Sravani Kolli.
CPA EXAM 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 McCombs MPA curriculum lays a solid educational foundation for the CPA exam.
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The CPA Examination is comprised of four sections:
AUD - Auditing and Attestation
BEC - Business Environment and Concepts
FAR - Financial Accounting and Reporting
REG - Regulation
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MEET YOUR MPA ACADEMIC ADVISORS
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.
Jason TassetDirector of Academic Services
Sheryll CoxSenior Academic Advisor
Emily StromanAcademic Advisor