Master of Professional Accountancy

Set yourself up for success in the accounting profession with the MPAc. Earn your degree in eight months!
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The Bryant Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), Master of Professional Accountancy with a tax concentration (MPAc-Tax) or Master of Professional Accountancy with an analytics concentration (MPAC-Analytics) provide accounting students with the distinct advantage of cutting-edge knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive business environment.

Bryant's MPAc program combines a solid foundation in accounting with courses that build professional skills. Bryant's MPAc graduates complete 30 credits of advanced study which help to satisfy the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure, while preparing graduates for successful careers in accounting.

  • The tax concentration is designed for students who want to combine advanced accounting courses with courses in taxation.
  • The analytics concentration is designed for students who want to combine advanced accounting courses with additional courses in data analytics.
  • Either one can be completed in as little as two terms.

Why pursue your MPAc, MPAc-Tax or MPAc-Analytics at Bryant?

  • 100 percent career placement in national and regional accounting firms
  • Curriculum aligns with industry best practices
  • Extensive national and regional alumni networks

When can I start?

Choose from 3 start times:

  • January - MPAc and MPAc-Analytics
  • May - MPAc and MPAc-Tax
  • September - MPAc

This is a full-time, 10-course program designed for accounting graduates.

In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, current resume, one accounting faculty recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges / universities you have attended and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni). 

A TOEFL score is required if your native language is not English or if you have not completed a degree from a program taught in English. In addition, your transcripts from colleges / universities outside the U.S. must be translated into English and converted to a 4.0 scale. Official documentation from an academic evaluation agency indicating that you have earned a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree is required.  If you are seeking an I-20, you must submit a completed International Student Certification of Finances, I-20 application, or Sevis transfer form.

Designed for students who want to combine advanced accounting courses with additional courses in taxation. May be completed full-time in two semesters: Summer/Fall or Summer/Summer. Applicants must be (or about to become) a graduate of an accredited undergraduate accounting program. The four required tax courses are: Individual Income Taxation; Sales, Exchanges and Other Dispositions; Corporations and Shareholders; and Partnership Income Tax Problems.

Financial and managerial accounting, two semesters of intermediate accounting, advanced financial accounting, taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, cost management/accounting

In addition, statistics is a prerequisite for the MPAc-Analytics program.


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MPAc or MPAc-TAX (10 courses)

  • $3,528 per course

Preparing for MPAc Success fee

  • $250


To be eligible for preferred consideration for a scholarship, you must apply by:

  • Fall intake: Submit complete application by April 30

  • Spring intake: Submit complete application by Nov. 30

  • Summer intake: Submit complete application by March 31