Public Accountancy Concentration

The MBA in Public Accountancy combines the breadth of instruction in general business principles with the common body of knowledge recommended by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The program is intended for both business and liberal arts graduates. Graduate students seeking both the MBA degree and CPA credential benefit from the broadly based core instruction of the MBA and the expertise developed in the specialized public accounting courses.

The program consists of 69 credits. Students gain the high sense of responsibility and professional competence expected in the accounting profession. It also prepares them for the business challenges many CPAs encounter in their careers. Students who studied business as undergraduates may find that they automatically are waived out of certain required courses by the admissions office or may take a waiver exam for this purpose.  

Students who complete the MBA in Public Accountancy are eligible to fulfill the curriculum requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Examination. For more specific information with regard to the exam and state licensure requirements, students should visit the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Primary Concentration (for CPA Licensure)

The course requirements for the MBA in Public Accountancy consist of eight advanced-level discipline courses and four breadth courses for a total of 36 credits.

Advanced-level Discipline Courses

Course Title Credits
ACGB 7105Financial Accounting3
ACGB 7120Ext Finl Info & Rptg3
ACGB 7130Adv Ext Info & Rptg3
ACGB 7155Managerial Accounting Analysis3
ACGB 7171Auditing of Accounting Systems I3
ACGB 7176Planning and Managing the Audit3
ACGB 7184Individual and Business Entity Taxation3
One of the following advanced courses:3
Financial Statement Analysis
International Accounting
Forensic Accounting
Total Credits24

 Breadth Courses

Course Title Credits
BLGB 7320Business Law II3
TXGB 7001Corporate Taxation3
One advanced-level finance course 13
One choice from the following:3
Federal Research and Procedures
Accounting -Internship
Taxation - Internship
Total Credits12