Accounting

Master in Professional Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy

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MPA Program

Campus address: Graduate School of Business Building (GSB) 4.112C, phone (512) 471-6559, fax (512) 471-3365; campus mail code: B6400

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, MPA Program, Department of Accounting, 2110 Speedway B6400, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: mpa@mccombs.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/mpa/

MSACC and PhD Programs

Campus address: College of Business Administration Building (CBA) 4M.202, phone (512) 471-0157, fax (512) 471-3904; campus mail code: B6400

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, PhD Program, Department of Accounting, 2110 Speedway, B6400, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: accounting.phd@mccombs.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/departments/accounting/degree-programs/doctoral

Facilities for Graduate Work

The physical facilities, computing systems, and research centers that support graduate work in the McCombs School are described in the Business Administration section under Facilities for Graduate Work.

Areas of Study

The objective of this program is to provide the student with a sound foundation in the body of knowledge of business administration, broad exposure to the discipline of accounting, and the greater depth in accounting required to specialize and to enter the profession with the prospect of rapid career progress, high-level responsibility, and future leadership. The program is designed to provide outstanding students with the educational foundation for successful careers in public accounting, industry, consulting, not-for-profit organizations, and educational and financial institutions.

The faculty has designed three concentrations within the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program: financial reporting and assurance, managerial accounting and control, and taxation. Each concentration is a sequence of courses that offers strong preparation for a particular career path. In addition, the student may choose a generalist curriculum.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Rowland Atiase
Eric Chan
Shuping Chen
Michael B Clement
Dain Donelson
Robert N Freeman
Michael H Granof
Nicholas Jennings Hallman
D E Hirst
Ross G Jennings
Steven J Kachelmeier
William R Kinney Jr
Lisa L Koonce
Volker Laux
Stephen T Limberg
John M McInnis
Lillian F Mills
Donald P Newman
Jaime Joy Schmidt
Brian White
Braden Mern Williams
Yong Yu
Ronghuo Zheng

Admission Requirements

Master in Professional Accounting

Applications to the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program are accepted for the fall semester only.

The Admissions Committee considers each completed application, giving particular attention to the statement of purpose, prior academic performance, letters of recommendation, extracurricular and community activities, honors and achievements, test scores, and work history (if applicable). Personal characteristics that add to the diversity of the class may also be considered, such as country of citizenship, family background, gender, multilingual skills, and socioeconomic history.

The MPA program is sufficiently flexible to accommodate students with bachelor’s degrees in any field of study. However, students without a sufficient background in financial accounting may be required to complete undergraduate coursework before they begin the MPA curriculum.

Upon admission to the program, the student must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to indicate that he or she accepts the offer of admission. The deposit is applied to the payment of tuition when the student enrolls. All fees and deposits are subject to change with appropriate approval. Students should consult General Information for the current amount of the enrollment deposit.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to the PhD program is based on a holistic review by the PhD Admissions Committee of several factors, including the applicant’s motivations for doctoral study, academic and work experience, and academic credentials. The number of applicants admitted is limited by the faculty’s commitment to provide financial assistance, excellent teaching, and expert guidance to each student.