2015-2016 University Catalog
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY (MPAcc)1
1. Prepare the student for entry into the public accounting profession;
2. Meet the minimum education requirements for a student to be eligible to take the Certified Public Accountants examination;
3. Provide courses which presently licensed certified public accountants may use as continuing professional education.
MPAcc ACCOUNTING FOUNDATION2
The student will be required to take up to and including ACC 3330 Intermediate Accounting III prior to taking any MPAcc required courses. The remainder of the MPAcc Foundation coursework will be taken by the student to meet course prerequisites of the Major Curriculum.
1Section 12(e) of the Public Accountancy Act of 1991 requires that effective September 1, 1997, any applicant wanting to take the uniform CPA examination must have a minimum of 150 semester hours of coursework - with no fewer than 30 semester hours of accounting classes in addition to principles I & II - before filing an application. The accounting coursework must include at least 20 hours of accounting classes designed by board rule as core accounting classes.
2The MPAcc Accounting Foundation courses do NOT count toward the thirty hours needed to complete the MPAcc degree.
3Students who plan to take the CPA exam in the State of Texas need to take ACC 5344, Seminar in Ethics for Accountants, unless they have completed ACC 3344, Ethics for Accountants, and ACC 5392, Advanced Accounting Research, unless they have completed ACC 4392, Accounting Research. In addition, the student must take a business communication course such as BA 3301, Professional Written Communications, or an equivalent.
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