At Saint Joseph's University, the Finance curriculum spans a broad range of topics that affect individuals, organizations, and society. Students learn how businesses and governments raise money, select investments, and manage resources.
The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) program at Saint Joseph’s University will help you advance in today's data-rich environment while also earning the skills needed to sit for the CPA exam. Saint Joseph’s 30-credit MPA program is available online or on campus at an affordable tuition rate of $1,140 per credit.
Accounting firms today aren't just looking for someone who can crunch the numbers. Top employers are looking for accountants with technical savvy, critical thinking ability, industry knowledge and interpersonal communication skills. Through Saint Joseph's University's MPA program, you'll be exposed to the latest trends and technologies being used in the industry as well as opportunities to build upon your skillset as an ethics-minded and results-driven professional. Our MPA program us also ranked as one of the best graduate accounting programs in 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for leadership in public accounting and industry. As you move through your coursework in the Master of Professional Accountancy program at Saint Joseph's, you will gain the experience and knowledge you need to sit for the CPA exam.
HOW WILL SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY ADVANCE MY CAREER IN ACCOUNTING?
Saint Joseph's MPA program is a blend of core accounting (5 courses) and a distribution among specialty areas needed for a successful career in professional accountancy.
Courses are available in the areas of:
- Tax compliance and planning
- Business reporting and analysis
- Information systems and controls
Online or On Campus
The Saint Joseph's MPA program can be completed fully online, on campus or through a hybrid model.
What Can I Do with an MPA?
A Master of Professional Accountancy degree will help build your management and leadership abilities, prepare you to sit for the CPA and advance your career as an accounting leader.
Positions that often require or prefer an MPA include:
- Accountant or auditor
- Administrative Services Leader
Philadelphia's Accounting Network
Accredited by AACSB for accounting, Saint Joseph's University has been part of the industry network in Philadelphia for decades. Saint Joseph's accounting graduates are regularly hired by the leading local accounting firms. Our faculty are former or current practitioners in the field and undergraduate and graduate students alike have opportunities to network with alumni at firms throughout the city.
At a Glance
|Format||On Campus or Online|
|Credits and Fields of Study||30 credits|
$1,140 per credit (2021-2022)
|Veterans||SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help you access and understand your benefits.|
|Career Development||The Career Development Center offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.|
|Graduate Assistantships||Graduate assistantships offer tuition remission and stipend. Positions are available, but highly competitive. Once you apply, please note that all offices manage their hiring individually.|
*note - discounts cannot be combined.