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
  • 94%

    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.

MPAc Admissions Deadline Fall 2018

6.1.18 · 12:00 am - 12:00 am


6.18.18 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center


6.18.18 · 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bren Events Center

MPAc Final Admissions Deadline Fall 2018

7.15.18 · 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2018 Audit Committee Summit Program

10.17.18 · 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
  • Distinguished AACSB Accreditation Extended for the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

    Following a rigorous review process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), announced the UCI Paul Merage School of Business has received an extension of its distinguished AACSB accreditation.

  • Max Chao Selected as UCI Lecturer of the Year

    Machiavelli “Max” W. Chao, a full time lecturer at The Paul Merage School of Business, has been selected as Lecturer of the Year, a campus-wide honor, for his excellence in undergraduate teaching. Chao will be recognized along with Assistant Professor of Finance David Yang who is the Merage School Dean’s Honoree, during the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching being held April 26th.

  • How much does your CEO make compared to you? Now, that ratio is public

    Margarethe Wiersema, a corporate strategy professor at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, says prior to the 1980s CEO pay wasn’t “so extravagant.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to]

  • Digital Transformation: At a Crossroads

    “We are at a crossroads,” said Vijay Gurbaxani, founding director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science. “Technology is extraordinarily powerful and can lead to fantastic things for society and the economy. But, we have to manage the risks. It is incumbent upon every one of us to lead this change responsibly,” he stated in his opening remarks at the 2018 Road to Reinvention conference.