Whether you are a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in accounting looking for the final step toward a CPA, or someone with no accounting background that wants to make a career change, the Merage School’s full-time 1-year or 2-year Master of Professional Accountancy program prepares all qualifying students for a successful career.
Our curriculum focuses on career and professional development alongside technical mastery to make sure you are connected to the Merage School network and ready for a position upon completion of the program. Our optional Summer Intensive program prepares you to begin the MPAc.
for CA residents
full-time employment rate within 6-months of graduation
Master’s of Accounting Program (16 or fewer full-time faculty)
21-24 month program
In just four years at UCI, Kristin Nguyen has accomplished what takes most students at least five: earning a bachelor’s and a master’s, and landing a full time job as an auditor for EY. It wasn’t even what she planned when she first came to UCI. “I look back and I’m still shocked at how this career path unfolded for me,” she laughs. Starting as a biology major, with a hefty load of advanced placement and community college courses under her belt, she planned to become an optometrist. “Everyone in my family had gone into the medical field,” she explains.
Having worked in various leadership roles at Pinkberry, Wet Seal Inc., Jamba Juice and other well-known companies, Ryan Patel is also a contributor on the CNN network.
For Master of Professional Accountancy student Matt LaCascia, it’s not just the numbers that appeal to him, it’s the people.
When Paul Araiza graduated in June 2018 with his Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) from the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, it culminated a decade-long educational journey spanning three schools, with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in between.