MPAc Class Profile

The Merage School Advantage

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) at The Paul Merage School of Business is a top-ranked program offered as a full-time, one-year program or a part-time, two-year program – one of only two UC-based MPAc programs in Southern California – that provides an intensive, focused level of training designed to prepare you for an executive career in accounting.

Throughout your Master's experience, you will have the opportunity to interact and work with current MBA students and get connected with the broad network of Merage School alumni. You will be immersed in a curriculum, that coupled with your prior coursework, will enable you to meet new State of California Board of Accountancy education standards, for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant. Upon successful completion of the MPAc program, you will be awarded a Master's Degree in Professional Accountancy.


Innovative Curriculum

Faculty and business practitioners will help you understand how to operate effectively and meet the present challenges in today's international and dynamic business environment. Learn More

Four Key Pillars of Career Development / Services

Resources abound at the Merage School. You will be able to engage in personal consultations, recruitment events and workshops, as well as internship opportunities and CPA exam prep. Learn More


Located in the central hub of Orange County, you will find no better place to live, work and play. Learn More

Student Life

Take advantage of limitless opportunities for student engagement through campus clubs and off-campus cultural and educational activities and events. Learn More

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California residents accepted into the MPAc program will automatically be eligible for a minimum $10,000 scholarship. You do not have to have an accounting background to apply, our Summer Intensive program prepares accepted students with knowledge and skills to begin the MPAc. GMAT/GRE waived for qualified applicants with a 3.2 GPA or higher. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for both the full-time and part-time program. 


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The MPAc Experience

What makes the MPAc program at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business unique? Find out what students have to say about their individual experience in the program.

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