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Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) Overview

Why MSU Denver's MPAcc Degree?

  • Only 10 classes (30 credit hours) and no thesis
  • Concentrations in high demand areas: Public Accounting, Fraud Examination and Forensics Accounting, Internal Auditing, and Taxation
  • One of the most affordable MPAcc programs in Colorado and beyond
  • Small class sizes for more one-on-one teacher interaction
  • Evening or afternoon class options
  • Experienced instructors with varied backgrounds in all types of accounting
  • A vibrant and diverse downtown campus that’s near the business district
  • Students from all educational and career backgrounds are encouraged to explore

The MPAcc degree gives you the opportunity to:

  • Refine your critical reasoning skills, leadership talents and your ability to work in a team
  • Develop an ethical basis to assist in adapting to today’s multifaceted business world and making complex decisions
  • Produce high quality, professional-level written and oral communications
  • Use technology applicable to the accounting field
  • Participate in service-learning, applied-learning, internships or get involved in other professional events
  • Do research and refine your presentation skills
  • Develop a sound foundation in regulatory and legal environments

Program Prerequisites- Four of the Five of the following:

  • Principles of Accounting I (ACC 2010)*
  • Principles of Accounting II (ACC 2020)*
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 3510)**
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACC 3520)** OR Income Tax I (ACC 3090)** 
    • Intermediate Accounting II must be satisfied within the first two semesters of the program regardless of completion of Income Tax or Cost Accounting

*These courses can be satisfied at the community college level

**Applicants can show completion or current enrollment in these courses to be considered for admission

Applicants who lack required prerequisites will not be considered for admission to the MPAcc program, but are encouraged to apply to MSU Denver as a Non-Degree Seeking student and enroll in the necessary prerequisites.

While the MPAcc program requires four of the five prerequisites for admissions review, all five prerequisite courses must be completed in order to meet the MPAcc program graduation requirements.

Domestic and International Students
Semester Packet Due GMAT Submission Deadline
Spring First Monday in October September 15
Summer First Monday in March February 15
Fall First Monday in June May 15
Register for the GMAT here 
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