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Master of Professional Accountancy

Start your Career in Professional Accountancy

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) at the University of Dayton does much more than help you to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the CPA exam. It prepares you to meet evolving employer demands for critical thinking, problem solving, and communication, with a strong ethical base. This on-campus program is designed primarily for students who have completed an undergraduate accounting degree and prefer a full-time, face-to-face program of graduate study with small class sizes (normally 10 to 25 students). 

A full-time student can complete the degree in one year or less. For example, through the Bachelor's Plus Master's Program, a UD undergraduate accounting major can concurrently complete an undergraduate accounting degree and the MPAcc in four to five years. The degree may also be completed on a part-time basis. Non-accounting undergraduate business majors may also apply for the program; however, prerequisites are required.

Facts and Figures

TOP 10%

CPA exam performance for Ohio universities

$63,644

average starting salary with a MPAcc

Top 50

"Colleges That Create Futures"

A High-Quality Education

  • CPA Exam Preparation
  • 4+1/BPM Program: Dual Degrees
  • Outstanding employment opportunities
  • Prepare for your CPA Exam

    Earn additional hours to meet the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam while enhancing your knowledge of test topics. Required courses such as Advanced Accounting Data Analytics, Accounting Research and Critical Thinking, and Business Law for Accountants as well as electives such as Information Assurance and Taxes and Business Strategy will help make you a more well rounded professional.

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    Two Degrees. 4+1 years or Less.

    Meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in many states while enhancing your professional foundation. Combine an undergraduate accounting major with the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree. The combined Bachelor’s Plus Master’s program (BPM) can be completed in five years or less, with careful planning.

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    Meet Real Accounting Professionals

    Over 100 organizations visit the UD campus each year to recruit accounting majors for internships and full time positions. These include BKD, Cintas, Clark Schaefer Hackett, Crowe, Deloitte, EY, Fifth Third, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC, and RSM. Earn up to 3-credit hours of graduate credit by enrolling in Professional Work Experience and participating in a relevant supervised experiential learning experience with an approved employer.

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    FEATURED PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

    Bachelor's Plus Master's Program (4+1)

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program (4+1) encourages high performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    About our Faculty

    Our MPAcc courses are offered by exceptional faculty who place teaching as their #1 priority. Each holds a terminal degree and/or has years of relevant professional accounting experience. A key focus of our MPAcc faculty is to blend accounting theory and practice.

    AACSB Accreditation

    Our accounting programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). Fewer than 25% of AACSB-accredited schools of business worldwide hold separate accounting accreditation.

    Learn from the Experts

    In Professional Speakers Forum, our students interact with and discuss emerging and controversial accounting topics with industry leaders.

    CONTACT

    Department of Accounting

    Miriam Hall, Room 410
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242
    937-229-2429
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    AACSB ACCREDITED

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.