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​ ​​Master of Professional Accountancy

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved Masters of Professional Accountancy in July 2020. 

Get a jumpstart on your career and financial gains. Become a leader in the accounting profession. Marilyn Davies College of Business prepares you for being a CPA and corporate leader.


There will continue to be strong demand for students with CPA certification and Masters level education in Accounting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the demand for Accountants and Auditors to grow by 19% between 2018 and 2028 (BLS website, September 8, 2021). 

Projected to have a large number of job openings in the state of Texas is 15, 480.  Growth in the Houston area is likely to exceed that average because of its differential economy when compared with other cities in the nation. In 2018, Houston had the highest mean wage for accountants of any city in Texas ($86,188 per annum) with 33,670 people employed in the profession (BLS Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2019). The Marilyn Davies College of Business recognizes the need to train the next generation of accountants, and opens a Master of Professional Accountancy program.

Student focused education for analytical decision makers

  • Formulate accounting strategies and develop valuable critical thinking skills to assess business risks and make business decisions using latest analytical tools.
  • Develop communication skills imperative for tomorrow's leaders.
  • Work productively with others to accomplish established goals. 
  • Apply ethical principles and professional standards to make informed decisions. 
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Marilyn Davies College of Business is the practical option for the best education

AACSB LogoThe Marilyn Davies College of Business is nationally accredited by AACSB, the most prestigious business accrediting organization in the world.




Clock Classes offered conveniently in evenings or weekends
for working professionals.



Savings Affordable tuition cost.
Downtown SkylineLocated downtown with strong connections to Houston's top corporations.





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Diverse Students An inclusive culture where students feel welcome and at home.

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  • Attend an upcoming information session hosted by the program director to learn more about admission requirements and degree courses. Program representatives will be available to answer questions about UHD's exceptional MPAc program.


    Ready for an experience of an accounting profession with  U.S. industries and CPA firms while earning academic credits towards your Master of Professional Accoutancy? Apply today​ for ACC 6322 Accounting Internship! 

    ​The Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) estimates that 75% of current CPAs will retire in the next 15 years, leaving a huge vacuum in the accounting industry. 

    ​The CPA exam will change starting January 1, 2024 with the CPA Evolution Initiative which aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and compentencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future.​

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    Last updated 5/13/2022 6:49 AM