The McCombs School of Business is home to some of the nation's most recognized business researchers, trendsetters, and innovators. Our faculty are regularly cited as one of the most compelling reasons to join the Texas McCombs MPA.
Dynamic CurriculumAs a student in our program, you'll have access to the greatest minds in the world of business both inside and outside of the classroom. We listen to the needs of accounting professionals and continuously evolve our curriculum to prepare students with insights into new technologies, including incorporating data analytics into every course offered within the Texas McCombs MPA program.
Coursework That Launches Your Career
Tailor your Texas McCombs MPA coursework to align with your specific career goals. Select a curriculum path and foundational set of courses to get started. Broaden that knowledge with carefully selected accounting electives and MBA electives in areas such as finance, information technology, strategy, management, and more. Expand your internal audit skills with an optional certificate.
Financial Reporting and Assurance TrackStudents in this track are prepared for positions in financial reporting, internal audit, capital budgeting, assurance, and project analysis in government and non-government organizations.
Managerial Accounting and Control TrackFocuses on how auditing information assists leaders in making informed decisions in planning, evaluating, and controlling an entity.
Taxation TrackThe taxation track offers an excellent foundation for career mobility within and outside of the tax field in all sectors of the economy.
Generalist TrackThis track allows you to design your own area of specialization. Select your own coursework beyond the accounting core, including non-accounting graduate electives.
Internal Audit Certificate ProgramGain the skills and knowledge to conduct basic internal audits immediately upon hire. UT Austin is one of only 24 universities in the world endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
TAKE A PEEK INTO THE CLASSROOM
Explore Professor Patrick Badolato's Financial Statement Analysis class at Texas McCombs, and learn about career opportunities from MPA graduate Sravani Kolli.
CPA EXAM SUCCESS
CPA candidates from The University of Texas at Austin typically have pass rates much higher than the statewide average overall and on any given part of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Our students’ pass rates also tend to exceed the national averages. In fact, several of our students have received the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Sells Award for earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the exam on their first attempt. The Texas McCombs MPA curriculum lays a solid educational foundation for the CPA exam.
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The CPA Examination is comprised of four sections:
AUD - Auditing and Attestation
BEC - Business Environment and Concepts
FAR - Financial Accounting and Reporting
REG - Regulation
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MEET YOUR MPA ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Your academic advisors will help you plan your course of study and keep you on an academic program that is aligned with your goals. Academic advisors are available to talk with you about long-range academic plans as well as specific course needs and provide one-on-one assistance with degree planning, course selection, registration, graduation requirements, and CPA planning.
Jason TassetDirector of Academic Services
Sheryll CoxSenior Academic Advisor
Emily StromanAcademic Advisor