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 or part-time 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. 

  • $10,000 scholarship

    for CA residents
  • 96%

    full-time employment rate within 6-months of graduation

  • 1-year

    full-time program

  • #23

    Master’s of Accounting Program (15 or fewer full-time faculty)

  • GMAT/GRE waiver
    for 3.2 GPA+

  • 2-year

    part-time program

Life in Orange County

Located in the heart of Orange County, the nationally recognized University of California, Irvine is a vibrant research-based campus. As one of the founding schools at UCI, the Merage School offers access to venture capital, multiple fortune 500 companies and is halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Orange County, specifically Irvine, is a diverse and safe area filled with beaches, mountains, hiking trails and entertainment options making it a destination for professionals and vacationers alike.

Specialty Masters Programs Webinar

3.28.18 · 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Master of Professional Accountancy Information Session

4.18.18 · 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Golf Tournament

4.30.18 · 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mission Viejo Country Club

MPAc Admissions Deadline Fall 2018

5.1.18 · 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Master of Professional Accountancy Information Session

5.16.18 · 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UCI Paul Merage School of Business
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