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MS Accountancy FAQ



Is an M.S. for Me?

“One of the hottest growth areas in graduate business education is a master's degree in a specific topic like marketing analytics, finance or management. These one-year specialized master's programs, are for students with little to no work experience and are an excellent way to gain important knowledge and skills that immediately lead to solid positions in the career of your choice.” (Assistant Dean Jeremy Petranka, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University)

What is the cost of the MS Accountancy program?

Cost is approximately $19,000 for California Residents and approximately $31,000 for Non-California Residents and International students.  See Tuition and Fees website for more information.

Will MS Accountancy applicants be interviewed? 

Applicants will not be interviewed; however, a Video Statement of Purpose is required for the Admissions application. There is also a 250-word personal written statement that the applicant must submit.

Will you accept work experience in lieu of prerequisite course work?

No.  The program focuses on people who plan to take the CPA exam, have already accumulated 120 units, and need to earn the remaining 30 units required for licensure. 

Do you require work experience?

The program does not require work experience. 

How can I learn more about the program?

Schedule a meetup with a current student or an alum.  Class visits also can be scheduled.  Contact us.

Can I meet with a student or alum?

Absolutely, please contact / 562-985-5565 to set up a day and time to meet with either a student or an alum.

Can I sit in on a class?

Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit, the Grad Programs Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at / 562-985-5565.