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Data driven and collaborative. A rigorous selection of relevant and rigorous courses in just a year.

The 48-credit course load you will take during the MPAcc Program is crafted to provide a data driven and collaborative set of courses that are aimed at developing the analytic and communication skills that modern audit and assurance professionals require to succeed in today’s data-driven workplace. You will build a strong analytical foundation that facilitates data-driven decision making in business environments, with a focus on how these tools fit into the audit and assurance context. To complete your education we offer a variety of data analytics, communication workshops in professional speaking, presentations, interaction with seasoned audit and assurance professionals and collaborative projects so that when you graduate from the MPAcc you are ready to excel in your new career.


Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
ACCTG 520 Accounting, Audit and Assurance Regulation (4): Examines important regulatory issues in accounting, auditing, and assurance.
ACCTG 521 Advanced Cases in Assurance Services (4): Advanced case studies for professional accountants focusing on current issues and the use of analytical tools with real-world applications in audit and assurance settings.
ACCTG 522 Data Analytics for Professional Accountants (4): Application of data analytics concepts and techniques for professional accountants, with real-world applications in audit, assurance, and advisory settings.
ACCTG 523 Advanced Financial Analysis (4): Explores the use of published financial reports by decision makers external to the firm (e.g. investors and creditors). Emphasis is on traditional and statistical analyses of financial statements for the purposes of making economic decisions.
ACCTG 575 Internship (14): Professional internship in graduate accounting program. Cannot be taken for credit if ACCTG 577 is taken for credit
ACCTG 576 Independent Research Project Proposal (2): Written communication describing experiences learned in the MPAcc internship or MPAcc Independent research project.
ACCTG 526 Principles of Taxation for Auditors (4): Raises level of understanding of the tax law and enables intelligent conversation about business income tax topics. Covers flow-through entities (partnerships, S. Corps & LLCs), corporate taxation, non-taxable exchanges, and planning techniques.
ACCTG 527 Communications in Professional Accounting (4): Introduction to the communications practices of professional accountants. Development of effective written and oral skills employed in accounting presentations such as audit reports. Study of results of organizational communications research applicable to accounting firms and units within firms.
ACCTG 528 Communications, Marketing, and Interpersonal Skills for Auditors (4) Emphasizes improving interpersonal skills and students’ abilities to market their firm.
ACCTG 529 Business Ethics and Law for Accountants (4): Explores basic legal and ethical principles underlying the practice of accounting. Special attention devoted to spotting legal and ethical issues as they arise in a commercial and professional context.

= 48 credits, 10 classes