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The Bryant MPAc program with a tax concentration is designed for students who want to combine advanced accounting courses with additional courses in taxation. This option can be completed full-time in two semesters: Summer/Fall or Summer/Summer.

Students who complete an MPAc degree with a concentration in tax may choose to earn a dual degree by successfully completing six additional MST courses to earn a Master of Science in Taxation.

To be admitted to the Bryant MPAc program with a tax concentration you must be (or about to become) a graduate of an accredited undergraduate accounting program. 

The Curriculum

The Bryant MPAc program is a full-time program that allows students to earn a master’s degree (30 credits) in just two semesters . In addition, the Bryant MPAc may satisfy the 150 hour educational requirement for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure.*

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • TAX600 - Individual Income Taxation
  • TAX605 - Sales and Exchanges of Property
  • TAX610 - Corporations and Shareholders
  • TAX625 - Partnership Income Tax Problems

Note: MST classes are held in the evening

Elective MPAc courses (18 credits; choose 6 from courses below)

  • MPAc600 - Advanced Assurance and Professional Oversight
  • MPAc605 - Corporate Governance in the 21st Century
  • MPAc615 - Project Management for Accounting Leadership
  • MPAc620 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  • MPAc625 - Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • MPAc630 - Accounting Theory
  • MPAc635 - Multinational Accounting
  • MPAc640 - Research and Communication
  • MPAc645 - anagement Control Systems
  • MPAc650 - Accounting for Income Taxes

*Students are encouraged to visit the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website ( ) for individual state exam requirements.