Online Master of Professional Accounting

Stay on the leading edge in the high-demand field of accounting and earn credits toward sitting for the CPA Exam.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Take a closer look at EWU’s 100 percent online Master of Professional Accounting degree

$12,600* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
36 Credit Hours

The online Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program from Eastern Washington University is designed to deepen your expertise and prepare you for advanced roles in professional accounting firms and other businesses that require detailed technical knowledge. In addition to licensure preparation, this applied accounting master’s program empowers you to move your career forward with an in-depth study of accounting law, auditing, taxation and more.

Built with flexibility in mind, you can tailor your degree by choosing electives that fit your personal and professional interests. For example, select unique course options such as Sustainability Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Accounting for Government and Nonprofit, or Small Business Accounting. Plus, this hands-on accounting program includes an optional internship that can enhance your resume, expand your portfolio of skills and provide valuable networking opportunities.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • demonstrate leadership and managerial decision-making capabilities needed for advancement in public/private/not-for-profit accounting;
  • gain a practical understanding of globalization trends in accounting and worldwide accounting diversity;
  • understand and apply ethical principles and professional standards as well as identify potential violations and propose improvements;
  • develop a fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA Exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual lifelong dealings with contracts and law;
  • acquire advanced auditing skills for accumulating, evaluating and reporting evidence;
  • learn rules on the taxation of C corporations and pass-through entities;
  • use online database and hard copy research in order to prepare a tax research memorandum to a hypothetical client undergoing a corporate tax audit with the IRS.
  • demonstrate leadership and managerial decision-making capabilities needed for advancement in public/private/not-for-profit accounting;
  • gain a practical understanding of globalization trends in accounting and worldwide accounting diversity;
  • understand and apply ethical principles and professional standards as well as identify potential violations and propose improvements;
  • develop a fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA Exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual lifelong dealings with contracts and law;
  • acquire advanced auditing skills for accumulating, evaluating and reporting evidence;
  • learn rules on the taxation of C corporations and pass-through entities;
  • use online database and hard copy research in order to prepare a tax research memorandum to a hypothetical client undergoing a corporate tax audit with the IRS.

Career opportunities:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer

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$12,600* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
36 Credit Hours

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


Discover how online programs at EWU fit into any budget

The EWU online Master of Professional Accounting program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$12,600* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$12,600* Total Tuition

Calendar


Update your calendar with these important deadlines

The online MPAcc is designed to be efficient for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


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The admission process for the online MPAcc program is streamlined to help you get started right away. Plus, the GMAT is waived for qualified applicants.

Admission Requirements:

  • Professional resume
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

Online MPAcc Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A bachelor's degree in accounting or successful completion of the following prerequisite courses from an accredited instituion:
    • Intermediate Accounting I, II, and III (Intermediate Accounting I and II for semester-system institutions)
    • Cost Accounting I
    • Auditing I
    • Federal Income Tax I

Foundation courses are available for applicants who have not yet completed equivalent prerequisite courses. The foundation courses will be in addition to the MPAcc program courses.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded postsecondary credit hours OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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Courses


Check out the degree plan for your online MPA program

The online Master of Professional Accounting curriculum is comprised of nine courses (36 credit hours), including 12 credit hours of core courses and 24 credit hours of electives. Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate accounting degree and have not completed equivalent coursework may be required to take up to five additional prerequisite courses (20 credit hours).

Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting are not required to take MPAcc foundation coursework.
  • Students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting but have completed significant equivalent coursework may not be required to take MPAcc foundation coursework. These applicants will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers professional level financial accounting and reporting with a focus on the conceptual basis and practical application of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for the purpose of preparing corporate financial statements. Coverage includes the basics of bookkeeping and the preparation of adjusting entries in regards to assets and related revenue and expense accounts. Furthermore, this course calls attention to the fundamental differences between IFRS and GAAP.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A continuation of ACCT 510 and intended to provide additional coverage of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting. Furthermore, the course provides additional coverage of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting. The content of the course provides students with additional tools to develop an in-depth understanding of the traditional financial accounting and covers a variety of subjects.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of cost accounting while assisting students in analyzing the conceptual and measurement issues related to common practices of job order cost accounting, activity-based costing, standard and direct costing, preparation of cost statements, and the analysis of cost information. Additional topics include cost terminology, cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis and decision making.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers fundamental tax issues for taxpayers primarily for individuals and, briefly touches some taxation for businesses. Primary topics for this course include basic income tax computation for individuals, definition and calculation of income, taxation of property-related transactions, capital gains and losses, charitable contributions, itemized deductions etc.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers fundamental principles of auditing profession, audit process, and other assurance and nonassurance services related to the CPA profession. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, tests of controls and substantive tests, statistical sampling, report forms, and opinions. Various techniques are used to study auditing concepts and practices; these may include the use of problem sets, case studies, computer applications, and other materials.
Students in the MPAcc program will take the following core courses
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides an in-depth review of additional areas of law and legal concepts important to success in passing the business law section of the CPA exam. The content covers principles of law relating to Uniform Commercial Code with primary emphasis commercial paper, secured transfers, banking laws, bailments, and documents of title. Other areas covered include real and personal property laws, insurance law, and trusts and estates.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers auditing terminology, concepts, principles and examines the procedures for accumulating and evaluating of evidence about information by a competent, independent person to determine and report on the degree of correspondence between the information and established criteria. Auditing challenges you to apply what you have learned in your other accounting classes for the purpose of obtaining and evaluating the evidence and reporting on what you have found.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Covering the rules on the taxation of C Corporations (taxable corporations) and pass through entities, including Subchapter S Corporations and entities taxed as partnerships (which covers most Limited Liability Companies well as well as general and and limited partnerships).
Students in the MPAcc program must choose six of the following courses in order to complete the degree requirements.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course addresses standards of ethics for accountants and auditors examines the foundations of ethical obligations and codes of conduct applicable to accounting professionals. Students are also taught the nature and scope of ethics standards, and their importance in business and society. The course also reviews professional codes of conduct for principal governing bodies.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide important analytical tools, including the ability to understand and compare financial statements, cash flows, basic profitability and risk analysis issues, ratio analysis, quality of earnings, valuation, etc. The course utilizes case studies from actual companies and actual financial statements to practice and reinforce material learned.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce basic court and criminal procedures, and their role in fraud and forensics; fraud investigations tools and processes; patterns in fraud why, through examination of fraud examples discovered in individual and business actions; the difference between fraud types; the process to obtain the required certifications to conduct forensic and fraud examination; and the legislative actions that have been enacted to assist in fraud prevention.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides basic coverage of business combinations and consolidated financial statements, derivatives, hedge transactions, intercompany transactions, and basic partnership accounting. This course is designed for the topics covered in the Uniform CPA examination.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers the application of concepts and techniques for the design, function, and evaluation of accounting systems. The course also provides students with a variety of technology and business analytics concepts and skills.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision-making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Focus is on cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers concepts, principles and procedures used in the accounting for governmental and nonprofit organizations including governmental units and sub-units, (e.g. state, municipalities, counties and related agencies), charitable and voluntary health and welfare organizations.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Faculty-supervised educational internship with a public firm, private accounting company, business, government or non-profit organization. Students will enroll in ACCT 595 for two sequential sessions to earn a total of 4 credits. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

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