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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.

12/11/20 Next Application Due Date
12/28/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$12,168* Total Tuition
As few as 7 months Program 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.

AACSB International

The EWU College of Business has also been continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974.

As a student in this professional accounting online program, you will connect with peers and work with our experienced faculty 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.

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Tuition


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.

$338 Per Credit Hour
$12,168* Total Tuition

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Online MPAcc Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Professional Accounting $338.18 $1,352.72 $12,168*

Application Fee: $75

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

Eastern Washington University is ranked among the “Top 100 Best Regional Universities in the West” by U.S. News & World Report (2019).

Calendar


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:

12/11/20 Next Application Deadline
12/28/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


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.

Professional resume
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

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Online MPAcc Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting should have completed significant equivalent undergraduate coursework, such as:
    • Intermediate Accounting I and II
    • Cost Accounting I
    • Auditing I
    • Federal Income Tax I
  • Additional foundation courses are available for applicants who have not yet completed these subjects.
  • 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

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


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 four additional prerequisite courses (16 credit hours).

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

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting from a regionally accredited institution 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

A course in 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 regard to assets and related revenue and expense accounts.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 251: Principles of Financial Accounting and ACCT 351: Intermediate Accounting I.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course in 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 accounting for liabilities, owners’ equity and the related revenue and expense accounts.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 352: Intermediate Accounting II and ACCT 353: Intermediate Accounting III.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course which identifies the business problems and issues that flow from state and federal laws covering business activities and transactions and state federal laws that levy income taxes on business profits and individual earnings.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 261: Business Law and ACCT 454: Federal Income Tax.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course that covers the internal accounting and management approaches to managing business enterprises and the requirements of external independent auditors who work to provide opinions on the external financial reporting of business enterprises.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 252: Principles of Management Accounting, ACCT 356: Cost Accounting and ACCT 450: Auditing.

Students in the MPAcc program will take the following core courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to obtain 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 life-long dealings with contracts and law.

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, Partnerships (which covers most Limited Liability Companies as well as general and limited partnerships. The course also orients the student with the tax research process using an online database and hard copy research sources and requires preparation of a tax research memorandum to a hypothetical client undergoing a corporate tax audit with the IRS.

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 examines the foundations of ethical obligations and codes of conduct applicable to accounting professionals, using the course text and other assigned materials, to help students develop a framework for ethical reasoning and decision-making. Participation by students in class discussions is expected.

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 focus on the basics of financial fraud; the what, where, how and why, through the use of a corporate fraud handbook; lectures by practitioners and the use of project-based learning.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores current practice concerning corporate sustainability reporting in the USA and internationally from the perspective of what is possible. Given that corporate sustainability reporting is totally optional and that there are multiple alternative reporting frameworks available, what is possible is basically unlimited.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an overview of international business theories within the context of international accounting issues, challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals regarding strategic and operational management overview that describes the factors that affect the final form of accounting including culture, institutions and the theory of the multinational firm. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

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 is concerned with the concepts, principles and procedures used in the accounting for governmental and nonprofit organizations, including an emphasis on legal and contractual compliance.

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.

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

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