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Today's business environment is one of constant change. A Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree from Mississippi State University Online will further your knowledge and equip you with the skills needed for a successful professional career in accountancy.
The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program advances the student’s knowledge base in business and accounting while preparing for a professional career in accountancy. The accountancy program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), as part of the overall accreditation of the College of Business, as well as the supplemental AACSB accreditation of accounting programs. The AACSB is the world’s largest business education network and longest-serving accrediting body for business schools with undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
The Adkerson School of Accountancy combines general, broad business and accounting education into a specialized curriculum designed to meet the greater demand for accountants, stemming from developments in information technology, increasingly complicated taxation and governmental control measures, and a growing awareness of the need for accurate control methods in existing businesses. The Master of Professional Accountancy program prepare students for positions in public, private, or governmental accounting.
Prospective Career Paths include, but are not limited to:
- Private Accountant
- Public Accountant
- Government Accountant
- Fraud Examiner
Chartered in 1979, the Adkerson School of Accountancy became the only named unit within the College of Business in 2007. It was at this time that Richard C. Adkerson, a 1969 graduate and current president, CEO, and vice chairman of Freeport-McMoRan, established an endowment for the naming of the School of Accountancy. Mr. Adkerson continues to support the program both financially and with his time.
The Adkerson School of Accountancy has 14 faculty members, of which three are tenured, three are clinical, one is an instructor, and six are progressing toward tenure. Most of the faculty have professional accounting and business experience. Faculty members boast such awards as the Mississippi and Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Educator of the Year Award.
The Adkerson School of Accountancy Advisory Council consists of 41 members and is predominately made up of Mississippi State alumni. In addition, members of the Advisory Council represent companies and firms that hire many of our graduates. As a result, the Advisory Council has a vested interest in both the students and the faculty of the Adkerson School of Accountancy. The primary roles of the Advisory council include serving as a sounding board for the faculty regarding practical applications of concepts and principles being taught in courses, meeting with students and speaking with various groups about career opportunities, and providing oversight for the resources of the Adkerson School of Accountancy. The members of the Advisory Council also provide financial support for the Adkerson School of Accountancy and have encouraged other alumni and friends to give to the School.