College of the Extended University

Accelerated Master of Science in Accountancy


The College of Business Administration and the College of the Extended University are proud to offer an Accelerated Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree. Cal Poly Pomona’s graduate business programs have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction that less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned. AACSB schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

The MSA program is designed for working professionals who wish to advance their careers, either as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or in some other area of accounting. Students in the accelerated program take 4 courses during both the Fall and Spring terms and 2 courses during the Summer term.

The program, comprising 31 semester units, features multidisciplinary, applied courses, enabling students to become co-creators of knowledge with faculty. The accelerated program allows students to finish within one year, or at the student's own pace. Courses are offered in the evening and on weekends, with a combination of face-to-face and hybrid courses.

Scholarships and/or graduate assistantships may be available for students in the program.