Master's in Accountancy

Get hired by the big 4 with a master’s degree in accountancy from Cal Poly Pomona!

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program offered by Cal Poly Pomona's Singelyn Graduate School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), with specialized curriculum created in partnership with The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a non-profit professional organization representing certified public accountants (CPA).

The master’s in accountancy program prepares students for careers in public accounting, government, consulting, financial services, and more. The Cal Poly Pomona MSA program meets all states’ and territories’ CPA licensure education requirements, and our extensive CPP alumni network offers profound networking and post-graduate employment opportunities.

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At-A-Glance

$131,710National average salary for financial manager, U.S. News & World Report, 2021
50MSA program meets all states’ and territories’ CPA licensure education requirements
2Two programs offered: General or Accelerated

General MSA is designed for applicants with or without an accounting background and can be completed in two to three academic years.

Accelerated MSA is designed for applicants with substantial accounting backgrounds and can be completed in a single academic year.

Both programs are AAACSB-accredited and meet the accounting study requirements for CPA licensure in California.

General MSA – Evening classes Mon-Thurs and weekends
Accelerated MSA – Only Saturday classes

Hybrid format classes for flexibility, minimizing trips to campus

Spring 2025
Domestic Students – November 1st
International Students – October 1st

Fall 2025
Domestic Students – July 1st
International Students – June 1st

“The MSA program made me more confident in my ability to research and analyze accounting issues and figure out solutions to more complex accounting issues. This is a vital skill for those looking to advance into management during their careers.”

- ALEXA KOCH, ACCELERATED MSA