Accounting is the lifeblood of business. In order to remain competitive, organizations of every size need professionals who can measure economic events, process data into reports as well as communication and interpret results. Equipped with these reports, managers and executives can evaluate the overall health of their organizations and decide how to allocate resources. Today's accounting students not only possess technical knowledge of accounting but have the skills to employ the latest technology and communicate with the highest levels of management in order to achieve organizational objectives. With accounting affecting every part of an organization, it's no wonder that it is often referred to as the "language of business."


Notice to Students RE: Professional Licensure and Certification

California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

Our MSA program does meet all states and territories CPA licensure education requirements.

Please see the Chancellor’s Office statement for more information or visit

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