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Student Life

MPA offers you more than just an incredible accounting education. On-campus events and programs combined with endless opportunities in Austin create an experience unlike anything else in the country. There is no better place to earn your master's.


  • MPA Football Tailgate 2019

    MPA Football Tailgates

    The MPA program hosts a tailgate at a home football game with free food and fun! After the tailgate, students with tickets can head into Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium, and those without tickets can watch the game with friends outside the stadium to cheer on the Longhorns.
  • MPA Intramural Sports

    MPA Intramural Sports

    Looking for a way to meet other students and stay active? Join an MPA-sponsored intramural sports team! In 2019, the "Mighty MPAs" took second place in their league (but were #1 in our hearts). Many other intramural sports are available to play.
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  • Living in Austin

    Whether you’re into live music, great cuisine, outdoor attractions, or arts and film, few cities can compare with Austin, Texas. Come see for yourself why we’re consistently ranked among the top cities in the nation for starting a business, seeing a show, or just kicking back and enjoying the weather!
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  • MPA Consulting Club

    The MPA Consulting Club focuses on preparing students to enter the consulting and advisory workforce. The club's workshop meetings are designed to enhance our members' skills with activities like case studies, excel workshops, LinkedIn development, interviewing techniques, and much more.
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  • Build Your Network

    The MPA program is one of the most highly respected accounting programs in the nation. While you are here, you'll have the opportunity to attend numerous networking events and make connections with our 20,000 incredible alumni! Texas McCombs alumni exemplify the outstanding reputation of our program and are instrumental in helping MPA students find their career direction.

Human Centered. Future Focused.

The collaborative and enterprising spirit of our people drives everything we do, and collectively, we strive to prepare for what comes next. In a continually complex and changing world, we will develop students with global acumen, the skills to operate and collaborate effectively, with a mindset that transcends geographic and cultural boundaries.