University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Program

Master of Professional Accountancy at UCR

Master of Professional Accountancy Program

Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree. 

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. 

Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit MPAc program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students.

Support from the Accounting & Auditing Community

"The supply of adequately trained talent has lagged demand for many years, and the need for this talent has never been greater in the current circumstances. UCR is uniquely qualified to meet this need for accountants and information systems graduates."
-Andrew J. Sale, Partner, Assurance and Advisory Business Services (Ernst & Young)

"As a practicing CPA for over fifty years, I look forward to this important step froward and support AGSM's leadership as it works to meet the growing needs of Inland Southern California and beyond."
-Sheldon Richman, CPA, Retired (Deloitte & Touche)

"Firms like mine will reap the benefits of recruiting graduates equipped with the excellence needed to help our companies succeed in the accounting industry... I support AGSM's leadership as it works to meet the growing needs of the accounting profession in Southern California and throughout the West Coast."
Craig A. Weaver, CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Tax Services (Squar, Milner, Peterson, Miranda & Williamson, LLP)

MPAc Class Profile

The MPAc program at UCR features a diverse set of students. Learn more about the makeup of the entering class of 2015-2016.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055