College of the Extended University

Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of 31 semester units, featuring multidisciplinary, applied courses, enabling students to become co-creators of knowledge with faculty. 

The accelerated program can be completed within one year. Courses are offered in the evening and weekends in a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

Graduation Writing Test (GWT) Information:

All persons who receive undergraduate, graduate, or external degrees from Cal Poly Pomona must pass the Graduation Writing Test (GWT).  If you are unable to pass the test after two attempts, you may apply to enroll in CPU4010, a class in which your writing is assessed on a portfolio basis. Students enrolling in CPU4010 will be charged the state graduate level tuition fees for this course.  Please visit the links below for more detailed information.

State Tuition Fee Information for CPU 4010

Graduation Writing Test (GWT) & CPU 4010 Information

Importance of ethics in accounting practice. Frameworks for ethical decision making. Professional codes of ethics in accounting. Current and classic ethics cases.

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Provides a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data and gives practical advice when using the framework to value a firm. Emphasizes integration of key concepts from accounting finance, economic and business strategy and illustrates the latest techniques and information sources used by financial information industry professionals.

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Strategic management accounting and control issues, including cost determination and analysis, activity-based systems, budgeting, transfer pricing, performance evaluation, cost management and ethics.

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Presents the foundation of internal control theory accepted and promulgated by auditors and accountants. Supplemented by management implementation to achieve effective corporate governance. Includes best practices from preeminent companies that serve as benchmarks and models for evaluating and strengthening corporate governance.

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A managerial perspective on accounting assurance and regulatory requirements for all types of businesses. Emphasis on financial statement audits, public company requirements, other governmental regulation and internal auditing. Seminar course with problem solving and case studies.

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Exploration of international accounting issues from interdisciplinary, managerial perspectives. Comparative accounting across national borders. Harmonization and evaluation of international accounting standards. Foreign exchange. Mergers, acquisitions and business valuation. Ethics. Management control issues in international contexts.

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Study and analysis of contemporary accounting issues and practices. Emphasis on the integration of accounting knowledge in financial and managerial accounting, tax, accounting information systems, and auditing. Enhances analytical research, judgmental and communication skills of students.

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Application of the processes of budgeting, planning, and controlling in governmental, hospital, and educational institutions as well as charitable foundations. Case studies and a service component with an appropriate entity.

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A managerial perspective on fraud within an organization. Emphasis on fraud prevention and detection methods. Survey of the management support resources available in the field of forensic accounting. Case study and analysis of financial statement frauds.

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A hands-on course for Masters of Accountancy students on how to factor taxes into strategic decision-making.

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Terminal requirement for MS in Accounting program. Completion of comprehensive exam applying material from core courses.

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