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Graduate Business Programs

MSA Programs

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Learn at Your Pace

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The Polytechnic Advantage


Relevant Accounting Curriculum


Academic and/or professionally qualified faculty


Hybrid format so that trips to campus are minimized


A collaborative classroom environment with team work and project focus

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 CSU Accreditation.

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Facts About Obtaining an MSA


No. 7 - Best Business Job and 42 as Best Job (US News)


Salaries for most entry-level accounting positions are 5 – 15% higher for those with graduate degree. (The Accounting Path)


One-Third of all new hires into accounting firms and functions from 2017-2018 had a masters. (AICPA)


Only New York City has more accounting opportunities than the Los Angeles/OC area. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Traditional MSA Program

Cal Poly Pomona’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program is designed to meet the needs of the ever-changing accounting profession, whether in public accounting, corporate accounting, government and not-for-profit accounting, or some other areas of practice.

The program provides an integrated curriculum comprised of 30 credits featuring the sound theoretical, applied, analytical, and interdisciplinary courses that prepare students for a successful career in the profession.

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