MPAc Curriculum*

*Program Pending UC System Approval

The Rady School's MPAc curriculum is composed of quantitative, analytical, legal and regulatory coursework. The program is 50 units and can be completed in as little as nine months.

1 Year Sample Program:

Fall Quarter

  • Business Law
  • Ethics in Accounting and Business
  • Advanced Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Professional Seminar

Winter Quarter

  • Professional Research and Communication for Accountants
  • Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Professional Seminar

Spring Quarter

  • Capstone Course: Issues in Financial Reporting for Global Business: Mergers, Acquisitions and Complex Financial Structures
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Examples of Elective Options

Electives = 40 percent of curriculum

  • Systems, Processes and Technology for Accounting
  • Not-for-profit and Government Accounting
  • Corporate Valuation and Forecasting
  • Current Issues in the Practice and Regulation of Auditing
  • Global Taxation and Business Strategy
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • Collecting and Analyzing Financial Data

Capstone Course

Issues in Financial Reporting for Global Business: Mergers, Acquisitions and Complex Financial Structures

The MPAc capstone project is designed to give students hands-on experience navigating the complexities unique to international deals. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students work in small teams to complete a financial reporting and analysis project for a real-world client.

About the Course

Students apply knowledge and methods learned in the program to:

  • Build a hypothetical consolidation between two international companies
  • Conduct pro forma financial analyses of the merger
  • Evaluate the merits of the merger based on their analyses