Master of Professional Accountancy | The Merage School Experience

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The MPAc Student Experience

Located at the heart of Irvine, the UC Irvine campus is just miles away from the industry nucleus of Orange County. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County and on the south by San Diego County.

Its warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches make it an ideal place to live and work. Of course, the OC is also home to such popular tourist attractions as Disneyland and Surf City, USA, also known as Huntington Beach. Rated one of the safest, best places to live in the United States, the city of Irvine offers an amazing quality of life.


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High Caliber of Faculty

The accounting faculty at the Merage School are internationally acclaimed researchers and instructors who care deeply about students learning. The four senior full professors (Ho, Pincus, Teoh and Shevlin) have published extensive research. Pincus, Teoh and Shevlin all taught at other leading universities before joining the UC Irvine faculty in the past decade, while Professor Ho has spent her entire career at UC Irvine first earning tenure then full professor status. There are also four assistant professors who joined the faculty in the past 5 years – all earning their PhDs from leading schools (Shantikumar from Stanford, Lourie from University of California, Los Angeles, and Lunawat and Nekrasov both from the University of Minnesota). All our faculty are excellent instructors who constantly win teaching awards and receive high ratings from students.




UCI Merage MPAc Alum '19: Kimberly Hedges Anteater for Life, MPAc student ambassador shares her experience at UCI Kimberly's Story
Helping people gives me great satisfaction. I hope my active involvement with the Mentorship Program, Merage Student Ambassador Program, and other volunteer work will be beneficial not only for the Merage School community, but also for prospective students.
The course load in the two-year program was very appropriate for someone working full-time. I especially liked how Winter Quarter classes were electives because that quarter was the heart of tax season so having the ability to choose a class that complimented my busy schedule was ideal.