Overview of the Program
The Master of Professional Accountancy program (MPAcc) benefits students by providing them thirty credit hours of in-depth specialized accounting skills and knowledge. The MPAcc has a professional practice orientation with research and writing threaded through all courses. To keep up with the ever-changing environment, technology and information systems applications are prevalent throughout the program. Providing our students with a quality master’s level curriculum will prepare them for the additional requirements and expectations of the profession.
Designed to hone leadership, this dynamic affordable master’s degree from MSU Denver broadens your career options through these must have-talents:
- Research and critical reasoning
- Written and oral communications
- Technological literacy
- Service and experiential learning
- Leadership and teamwork
- Regulatory and legal foundation
Students seeking admission into the MPAcc program will be expected to have completed some undergraduate prerequisite courses. These will provide the necessary accounting foundations for success in the program and future careers. In some cases, the department will consider professional work experience as waivers for some prerequisites.
There is no thesis necessary for the program. Students may participate either in a service learning course or an internship to expose them to actual professional practice.
MSU Denver's MPAcc degree consists of 30 credit hours of graduate- level (5000 and 6000 level) accounting courses. This includes 12 hours of required courses and 18 hours of electives. Students can choose from more than 20 elective options, which can be combined in a number of ways to achieve their goals. It’s up to the student to decide whether to create broad academic experience or to focus your study into an area of interest:
- Fraud Examination / Forensic Accounting