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2021 Graduate Outcomes
  • 100% employed within three months of graduation
What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

How long will it take?

Students join a cohort and complete the program in 16 months. Classes meet in the evening on Tuesday and Thursday.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (200 Tower Place)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications by admissions rounds. The online application and all additional required materials must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for that round. Each admissions round has a decision release date. Find out when a decision is expected to be released for your program.

Students can begin coursework in the fall.

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Professional Accountancy, Master of (Cohort)

Robinson’s Master of Professional Accountancy will prepare you to become a CPA, whether or not you possess accounting experience. Students without an accounting background will join a cohort, proceeding through the program in a sequence designed to maximize success and support along the way. Two prerequisites (Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Managerial Accounting) are required to enroll.

Do you already have an undergraduate degree in accounting, or an equivalent degree?
Join the flexible format of this program, and complete courses at your own pace.

Classes take place in the evening, so you can keep your day job. The courses satisfy the 30 credit hours of upper-level accounting education required of CPAs in Georgia.

Students don’t just receive CPA exam preparation. They also enjoy exposure to the Big Four and other accounting firms through Robinson’s biannual career fair.

Students can join organizations that are specific to the accounting field. One example is Beta Alpha Psi, which provides opportunities for self-development and service, and encourages a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility among members.

"At Ernst & Young [EY], we rely heavily on Robinson’s Master of Professional Accountancy [MPA] program as a source for our Atlanta and Alpharetta offices. Robinson’s MPA graduates often fill internship and entry-level positions that focus on assurance, tax and advisory services; they also take on business development roles.

I can spot a Robinson graduate amongst other candidates when I look around the room. They are the ones optimizing their time and building their network.

Kelsey Rock

We know that when we hire a Robinson grad, he/she will be hardworking. Robinson students love the city of Atlanta and want to build a life and career at EY."

- Kelsey Rock, campus recruiter, Ernst & Young

Program Details

Application Requirements

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

Prerequisites

These courses are often referred to as Introductory Managerial Accounting and Introductory Financial Accounting and must be completed before the first semester of required coursework begins.

Required Courses

10 courses | 30 hours

  • ACCT 8010 – Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 8020 – Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 8030 – Managerial and Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 8040 – Topics in Federal Taxation
  • ACCT 8050 – Assurance and Information Systems Control
  • ACCT 8120 – Advanced Federal Taxation
  • ACCT 8130 – Advanced Accounting Topics
  • ACCT 8310 – Seminar in Management Accounting Systems
  • ACCT 8700 – Financial Statement and Business Analysis
  • ACCT 8740 – Seminar on Internal Auditing

Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

rcbfinancialaid@gsu.edu
404-413-7086

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

Learn More and Apply

Search Georgia State’s Database

Georgia State offers a robust searchable database containing scholarships offered through the university as well as external websites.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs. Below, see a table that breaks down the cost of tuition after a GRA position is secured.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

View a Sample Extracurricular Schedule

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The objective of the Cohort Master of Professional Accountancy program is to prepare non-accounting students for professional careers in accounting.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of companies including BDO USA, Bennett Thrasher, EY, Georgia Power Company, Georgia-Pacific, KPMG, PwC, Turner Broadcasting System, and WestRock Company.

One hundred percent of our 2021 graduates secured employment within 3 months of completing the program.

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

accountant

accounting manager

auditor

business analyst

financial analyst

operations finance director

tax compliance accountant

Meet Your Faculty

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael J. Majerczyk

Assistant Professor

David McArthur

International Tax Senior Manager, The Coca-Cola Company

Laurie McClain

Owner, McClain & Company

Curtis Mullis

Assistant Professor; Former Auditor

Siva Nathan

Associate Professor; American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award

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Director-Professional Practices (IT Audit), The Institute of Internal Auditors

Galen Sevcik

Professor; Former Auditor, PwC

Ventsi Stamenov

Limited Term Assistant Professor; Chartered Financial Analyst

Ivo D. Tafkov

KPMG / E. Harold Stokes Professor of Accounting

Program Stories

Danny Lanier profile photoDanny Lanier, Jr. Joins Robinson as Associate Director of the School of Accountancy
Danny Lanier, Jr. has been appointed associate director of the School of Accountancy (SOA) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He will serve under SOA director Peter Demerjian.read more ❯
Peter DemerjianPeter Demerjian to Join Robinson College of Business as School of Accountancy Director
Peter Demerjian has been named director of the School of Accountancy (SOA) at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He joins Georgia State from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is an associate professor with tenure and acting head of the Department of Accounting.read more ❯
a Robinson student on his laptop in a common areaGeorgia State University’s Robinson College of Business Eliminates GMAT/GRE Requirement
The ultimate measure of student success is post-graduate career outcomes. Salaries have risen every academic year for graduates of Robinson master’s and MBA programs and are up 10.6 percent over the time encompassing the period since Robinson started waiving and then eliminating, GMAT/GRE test scores. read more ❯

Contacts

Graduate Admissions
rcbgradadmissions@gsu.edu

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