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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.

  • 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 and Learn about our Courses

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. Click on the video to the left to hear why MPAcc alumni recommend the program.

Learn more about the MPAcc curriculum

Two Degrees. 4+1 years or Less.

Meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in many states while enhancing your professional foundation and critical thinking skills. Combine an undergraduate accounting major with a 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. Click on this video to hear why an additional degree appealed to these MPAcc alumni.

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Meet Real Accounting Professionals

As noted by the alumni in this video, MPAcc students develop skills that are highly valued by employers. 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. Further, students can 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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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.

Learn Why MPAcc Might be Right for You!

The UD School of Business Administration offers graduate degree programs, and graduate certificates to prepare students for careers in business. Learn about our program's flexibility, facilities, and about the MPAcc admissions process by listening directly from some of our business graduate students using the link below.

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.


Department of Accounting

Miriam Hall, Room 410
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2242


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