The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc)


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Bryant University’s AACSB-accredited programs combine the latest in business theory with essential management skills that will advance your career.

The Bryant Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) provides participating students with the distinct advantage of cutting edge knowledge and skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. We also offer the MPAc with a tax concentration. The MPAc/MPAc-Tax degree can be completed in as little two terms and provides the necessary 150 hours required to sit for the CPA exam, while preparing you for lifelong success in the field of accounting. Classes are delivered simultaneously in the classroom and online.

Why pursue your MPAc/MPAc-Tax at Bryant?

  • 100 percent career placement in national and regional accounting firms
  • Curriculum aligns with the industry best practices that are necessary to excel in your career
  • Extensive national and regional alumni networks
You must have already taken the following courses (You can work with Bryant to  fulfill these prerequisites if needed.)
  • Financial and managerial accounting
  • Two semesters of intermediate accounting
  • Advanced financial accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting information systems
  • Auditing
  • Cost management/accounting
The Bryant MPAc is a full-time, 10-course, graduate program designed for accounting graduates. The program can be completed in two semesters and is offered in four tracks: fall/spring; spring/summer; summer/summer; or summer/fall.
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, your official score on the GMAT, and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni). Our GMAT waiver policy is available here. 
You will need to submit your TOEFL score 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. Finally, if you will be seeking an I-20, you will need to submit a completed International Student Certification of Finances.
The Bryant MPAc program with a tax concentration is designed for students who want to combine advanced accounting courses with additional courses in taxation. This option can be completed full-time in two semesters: Summer/Fall or Summer/Summer. Students who complete an MPAc degree with a concentration in tax may choose to earn a dual degree by successfully completing six additional MST courses to earn a Master of Science in Taxation. To be admitted to the Bryant MPAc program with a tax concentration you must be (or about to become) a graduate of an accredited undergraduate accounting program.

Required: Individual Income Taxation; Sales, Exchanges and Other Dispositions; Corporations and Shareholders; and Partnership Income Tax Problems.

Electives: Advanced Assurance and Professional Oversight; Corporate Governance in the 21st Century; Project Management for Accounting Leadership; Advanced Accounting Information Systems; Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting; Accounting Theory; Multinational Accounting; Research and Communication; Management Control Systems; and Accounting for Income Taxes

All MPAc and MST courses are delivered simultaneously in the classroom and online. Students who are unable to attend class in person can still participate in real-time lectures through a virtual classroom. Classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard;  from there, your professors have the option to access Internet resources and previously prepared documents to share with you. Every MPAc and MST class sessions is recorded and available to all students who attended class when it was originally held. All supporting materials presented during classes are captured in the recording, including professors' lecture notes, resource lists, websites, and business cases.
The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bryant is one of only 5 percent of colleges and universities in the world to earn this prestigious accreditation.

tuition information for 2017-2018 academic year

MPAc (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 these dates:

  • Fall intake: Submit complete application by April 30
  • Spring intake: Submit complete application by Nov. 30
  • Summer intake: Submit complete application by March 31

Examples from the MPAc curriculum

Preparing for MPAc Success (weekend bootcamp) Required
Advanced Assurances and Professional Oversight
Corporate Governance in the 21st Century
Project Management for Accounting Leadership
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Accounting Theory
Multinational Accounting
Research and Communication
Management Control Systems
Accounting for Income Taxes

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