Reach Higher With a Graduate Degree

Penn State Behrend students participate in commencement wearing graduation caps and gowns.

The Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.) offered by the Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend fulfills the educational requirements needed for CPA licensure within graduate-level education.

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If you’re looking to take your career to the next level with a master’s degree, Penn State Behrend offers four business-related graduate degrees in growing professional disciplines:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.): Behrend’s 30-credit MBA program emphasizes development of personal leadership style as well critical thinking, planning, and problem-solving skills. Professors shape their courses to meet the demands of a global, technology-driven business environment. Students can pursue Behrend’s MBA full time or part time, primarily online with monthly evening classes in Erie or Pittsburgh. 
  • Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.): This 32-credit degree program educates professionals who want to develop in-depth, relevant manufacturing knowledge while also advancing their engineering and management skill sets. The MMM can be pursued on a full- or part-time basis. Program delivery is primarily online with one weekend in Erie per semester for part-time students.
  • Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.): Most states require 150 credit hours of education for Certified Public Accountant licensure, which the Master of Professional Accounting degree program fulfills. This 30-credit program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Program delivery is primarily online with monthly evening classes in Erie or Pittsburgh.
  • Master of Project Management (M.P.M.): This fully online degree program is offered in partnership with Penn State World Campus. The M.P.M. is a 30-credit interdisciplinary program that uses problem-based learning to provide a thorough understanding of all aspects of project-management theory and practice. It can be pursued as either a full-time or part-time program.

For more information about any of these programs, visit, email [email protected], or call 814-898-7255.