Graduate Business Programs

MSA Curriculum

The MSA is ideal for those who wish to advance their careers, either as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or in some other areas of accounting.  Courses are specialized and applied, preparing graduates to work effectively in the field.  The MSA is offered in two formats: a General MSA and Accelerated MSA.  The General MSA program is designed for students with and without accounting background and can be completed in two years.  The Accelerated MSA program, designed for applicants with substantial accounting backgrounds, is completed in a single calendar year.  Both programs meet the accounting study requirements for CPA licensure in California.

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Dr. Meihua Koo

MSA Program Coordinator

Accounting Foundation Courses (can be waived)

  • GBA 6080 Accounting and Managerial Decision (3) (Can be replaced by taking ACC 3210 Cost Accounting)
  • ACC 5122 Financial Accounting and Analysis (3) (Can be replaced by taking both ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting (3) and ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • ACC 5310 Introduction to Taxation (3)
  • ACC 5510 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • ACC 5810 Auditing (3)

Required Courses (18 Credits):

ACC 6000

Business Valuation Using Financial Statements

ACC 6400

Management Accounting Seminar

ACC 6100

Internal Control and Corporate Governance

ACC 6200

Assurance and Regulation in Accounting

ACC 6600

Contemporary Accounting Issues

ACC 6900

Strategic Tax Planning

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Students may select elective courses from the following:

ACC 4811

Accounting Ethics

ACC 6300

International Accounting Issues

ACC 6410

Internship in Accounting

ACC 6500

Advanced Analytics in Accounting 

ACC 6700

Management Control in Not-for-Profit Organizations

ACC 6800

Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Terminal Requirement (1 Credit):

GBA 6970

Comprehensive Exam

 

Note

a.      Additional 4000-level courses from the Accounting Department (no more than 9 credits of 4000-level courses can be counted toward the Master’s degree; courses used to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements cannot be double counted.

b.      GBA courses with advisor approval.

 

MSA General Course Roadmap (31 - 46 units)

MSA General – Semester Schedule

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

Fall

 

ACC 6000  Business Valuation Using Financial Statements

 

ACC 6400  Management Accounting Seminar

 

ACC 6200  Assurance and Regulation in Accounting

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

 

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

Spring

 

ACC 6100  Internal Control and Corporate Governance

 

ACC 6900  Strategic Tax Planning

 

ACC 6600   Contemporary Accounting Issues

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

ACC 6970   MSA Comprehensive Exam

 

Summer

 

 No Classes

 

No Classes

  

MSA accelerated (total credits: 31 - 46 units)

Contact MSA Graduate Coordinator Dr. Meihua Koo for details

 

Accounting Foundation Courses (can be waived)

  • GBA 6080 Accounting and Managerial Decision (3) (Can be replaced by taking ACC 3210 Cost Accounting)
  • ACC 5122 Financial Accounting and Analysis (3) (Can be replaced by taking both ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting (3) and ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  • ACC 5310 Introduction to Taxation (3)
  • ACC 5510 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • ACC 5810 Auditing (3)

Required Courses (18 Credits):

ACC 6000

Business Valuation Using Financial Statements

ACC 6400

Management Accounting Seminar

ACC 6100

Internal Control and Corporate Governance

ACC 6200

Assurance and Regulation in Accounting

ACC 6400

Management Accounting Seminar

ACC 6600

Contemporary Accounting Issues

ACC 6900

Strategic Tax Planning

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Students may select elective courses from the following:

ACC 4811

Accounting Ethics

ACC 6300

International Accounting Issues

ACC 6410

Internship in Accounting

ACC 6500

Advanced Analytics in Accounting

ACC 6700

Management Control in Not-for-Profit Organizations

ACC 6800

Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Terminal Requirement (1 Credit):

GBA 6970

Comprehensive Exam

 

note

a.      Additional 4000-level courses from the Accounting Department (no more than 9 credits of 4000-level courses can be counted toward the Master’s degree; courses used to fulfill the bachelor’s degree requirements cannot be double counted.

b.      GBA courses with advisor approval.

 

MSA Accelerated Course Roadmap

MSA Accelerated – Semester Schedule

 

 

Year 1

Fall

 

ACC 6000  Business Valuation Using Financial Statements

 

ACC 6200  Assurance and Regulation Accounting

 

ACC 6400  Management Accounting Seminar

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

Spring

 

ACC 6100  Internal Control and Corporate Governance

 

ACC 6600 Contemporary Accounting Issues

 

ACC 6900 Strategic Tax Planning

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

Summer

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

Accounting or GBA Elective

 

ACC 6970  Comprehensive Exam

 

Join us for a Class

If you are interested in attending an MSA class, please contact us at mkoo@cpp.edu.