College of Business
Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)

Why an MPAcc

Real competitive advantage.

The Butler Master of Professional Accounting degree (MPAcc) provides students with a real competitive advantage and offers financial reporting and tax tracks. Students can elect to take the Becker Fast Pass CPA Review Program or go on an international study trip and receive graduate credit.

The Indianapolis location and the Career Development Office provide access to employers. This access, along with skill development and internship opportunities, results in a 100% placement rate for graduates.

Program Structure

The accounting track at Butler is a 150-hour program, resulting in both a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) degree.

The MPAcc degree is available to accounting graduates from other colleges and universities, with additional prerequisites required.

Why you need an MPAcc

The MPAcc degree will get you to the 150 credit hours required for CPA certification and will prepare you to sit for the CPA exam. CPA certification is a must for all who are entering the accounting profession, whether you pursue public or corporate accounting.

In addition, the MPAcc will provide you with enhanced skill development. It will prepare you for and help you plan your professional accounting career. The MPAcc will give you a competitive advantage in the market.

AACSB Accreditation

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB, which is the gold standard for business school accreditation.  Only five percent of business schools world-wide have attained this level of accreditation.

Rob ReddenThe MPAcc program has helped me fine-tune my fundamental accounting knowledge. The program provided constant challenges that helped me develop my critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Hands-on case studies and real-life situations are an integral part of the program and I have become more confident in my decision-making based on coursework. 

The most valuable aspect of the MPAcc program is the accounting faculty. The small class size makes it easy to get one-on-one attention and each professor is personally invested in the success of the students. The hands-on approach is also very important, as the classes put me in situations that I will most likely see in my first few years in public accounting. 

Rob Redden '11
Staff Auditor, Ernst & Young, Indianapolis