Master of Professional Accountancy

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program builds a career in accounting through advanced education in audit and assurance, taxation, accounting information systems and ethics. It prepares you with the knowledge required to qualify as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Two tracks are offered: The first track is for applicants with a degree or major in accounting and can be completed in 9 months. The second track is for applicants without an accounting background and can be completed in 15 months. With the landscape of global businesses constantly changing, you will have the skills to creatively and effectively offer solutions for the management of any business.
You will learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners who have unmatched academic credentials who will prepare you with the relevant and transferable skills to succeed in accounting.
The program is compliant with the California Board of Accountancy standards so that you will meet the requirements to qualify for the CPA exam.

LAUNCH A FULFILLING CAREER

Our Career Development Center team will help you launch a career regionally, nationally or internationally, depending on your passion and willingness to work hard to develop networks of contacts to pursue.
CORE TRAINING INCLUDES
• Courses in career development & negotiation
• Career assessment, targeted goal setting, and self-directed search strategies
• One-on-one career coaching
• Internships and job search assistance
• Résumé writing, interview & networking skills

CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

Program Duration 9 Months
Core Units Required 48 Units
Curriculum 5 Required Courses
• Professional Accounting & Auditing
• Foundations of Auditing & Assurance
• Advanced Taxation
• Accounting Ethics & Professional Responsibilities
• Information Technology
Auditing and Assurance
7 Elective Courses
Comprehensive Final Exam
Choose electives in areas such as:
• Cost and Management Accounting
• Fraud and Forensic Accounting
• Accounting Systems and Control
• Taxation
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Internal Auditing

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Applicants must have sufficient quantitative backgrounds with undergraduate majors in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, or statistics, among others. See the website for a full list of prerequisite courses for admission.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Online application
• Statement of Purpose
• Transcripts
• One recommendation
• Résumé/CV
• GMAT or GRE scores
*Admission open for fall quarter only

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

We offer extensive scholarship awards to all domestic students based on merit and need, and specific academic merit scholarships to international applicants. Employment awards and federal government loans are also available.

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