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Career Management

Our MPA Career Coaches will help you in your professional journey. From mock interviews to resume and cover letter building to networking and recruiting events, the MPA program is here to help launch your career.

MPA Employment Statistics

  • 400+


    posted jobs for MPA students

  • 97%


    consider the MPA program a good investment

  • 99%


    received job offers

Professional Designations

Accounting Designations Infographic

Level Up Your Professional Success

You have probably heard of a Certified Public Accountant. Did you know there are additional professional designations you can acquire with the foundational knowledge provided by your accounting degree? Check out these certifications to learn more.

  • Certified Internal Auditor logo, CIA

    Certified Internal Auditor

  • Chartered Financial Analyst logo CFA

    Chartered Financial Analyst

  • Certified Fraud Examiner logo CFE

    Certified Fraud Examiner

  • IMA logo CMA

    Certified Management Accountant

  • Certified Public Accountant logo, CPA

    Certified Public Accountant

CPA Exam Success

CPA candidates from The University of Texas at Austin typically have higher pass rates than the statewide and national averages on any given part of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Several of our students have received the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIC) Sells Award for earning the highest cumulative scores on their first attempt. Our MPA curriculum lays a solid educational foundation for the CPA Exam.

CPA Exam Pass Rates


  UT Austin Other Texas  Universities
2023  73% 48%
 2022  86% 52%
2021  85% 53%
2020  88% 57%
2019  83% 54%



  UT Austin Other Texas  Universities
 AUD  71% 47%
BEC  81% 46%
 FAR  67% 43%
 REG  70% 57%


The CPA Examination is comprised of four sections:

  • AUD - Auditing and Attestation
  • BEC - Business Environment and Concepts
  • FAR - Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • REG - Regulation


Meet Your Career Coaches

A Career Coach is your partner in realizing your professional goals. In addition to one-on-one advising, MPA Career Coaches host a number of professional development and job search events throughout the year. Prominent organizations from all over the country hire Texas McCombs MPAs.

  • Raka Bhaduri Headshot

    Raka Bhaduri, MPA Career Coach

    Raka has been a learning and development professional for over a decade, serving a wide range of organizations from large corporations to start-ups. She helps take students on a path of self-discovery where they can truly realize their own potential.
  • Dom Serra, MPA Career Coach

    Dom Serra, MPA Career Coach

    Dom is an Army Veteran with experience in discovering and securing job opportunities for military Veteran candidates. He has cultivated and fostered relationships with America’s leading companies.

MPA Career Management Resources

  • Finding a Job

    Texas McCombs MPA students are highly sought after by top companies around the world.
  • Attention Talent Seekers

    Are you a recruiter looking to connect with Texas McCombs MPAs?
  • MPA Alumni

    Are you an MPA alum looking for a new career opportunities? We have resources that can help!