Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    Apr 17, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Professional Accounting, MPAcc

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Course Requirements

To obtain a Master of Professional Accounting, a student with a degree in accounting from UWG or an equivalent program must complete ten (10) courses (30 semester hours) beyond the foundation and basic accounting courses.

The program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in accounting as well as students with degrees in fields other than accounting. Foundation and basic accounting courses are required of candidates who have not successfully completed these courses. The Department of Accounting & Finance Graduate Committee will evaluate transcripts of previous academic work to determine the number, if any, of these courses that will be required.

Foundation Courses

(Common body of knowledge)

  • ACCT 2101 - Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2102 - Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2105 - Macroeconomics (or)
  • ECON 2106 - Microeconomics
  • ECON 3402 - Statistics for Business and Economics
  • FINC 3511 - Corporate Finance

Students without an undergraduate degree in business may complete the foundation courses through self-study modules. Modules are available for each of the five foundation courses; however, students entering the MPAcc program are encouraged to complete ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102 through classroom instruction. 

Basic Accounting Courses

  • ACCT 3212 - Financial Reporting I
  • ACCT 3213 - Financial Reporting II
  • ACCT 3232 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 3251 - Income Tax Accounting for Individuals
  • ACCT 4241 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 4261 - Auditing

Additional Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 is required for all MPAcc students. Only courses in which a student previously earned a grade lower than a “B” may be repeated. Students may repeat no more than two graduate courses. Only one repeat per course is allowed. The new grade will not replace the previously earned grade; instead, the grade received in the second attempt will be averaged into the student’s overall GPA calculation.  If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below a 3.0, the University’s policies on academic probation, suspension, and dismissal apply (see Academic Standards in the General Academic Policies section of the catalog).

All requirements must be completed within six (6) years from the date of matriculation as a graduate student.

Any MPAcc student earning a grade of “F” or “WF” during the course of his or her program of study will be subject to dismissal from the program.

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