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The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac.) program provides advanced study in the field of financial planning. You will gain knowledge in all aspects of financial planning, including income tax and estate planning, retirement planning and investment allocation and risk management. You will also learn how to conduct research on tax planning issues and become skilled in preparing comprehensive personal financial plans for individuals.

Successful completion of this program prepares you to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam. For some students, completing 30 credit hours, in addition to an undergraduate degree, will satisfy the state of Rhode Island's 150-hour educational requirement to obtain certification as a certified public accountant (CPA) – the gold standard in the accounting profession.

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​Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Sean Cote at 401-456-9028 or email: scote@ric.edu.