Curriculum

Program Format

The MSA is a one-year program beginning in Fall 2013. The MSA program is conveniently located at the Hayward Hills Campus. Three MSA program classes will be held each week. Evening classes will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday classes will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses
Courses Units
ACCT 2251: Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 2253: Introduction to Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 3170: Accounting Information Systems  4
ACCT 3220: Tax Accounting: Fundamentals and Individuals 4

Foundation courses can be satisfied by courses taken in an undergraduate program with a grade "B-" or better within the last five years. Two foundation courses will be held on Monday and Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm and two foundation courses will be held on Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Core Courses

Core Courses
Courses Units
ACCT 4911: Ethics, Regulation and Financial Statement Fraud 4
ACCT 6202: Corporate Tax 4
ACCT 6560: Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation 4
ACCT 6630: Government and Not-for-profit Accounting 4
ACCT 6640: Auditing Theory and Practice I 4
ACCT 6650: Auditing Theory and Practice II 4

Elective Courses

The program will select 5 elective courses to be offered for the accounting majors and 5 elective courses to be offered for the non-accounting majors for each cohort.

Elective Courses
Courses Units
Any 6000 level graduate accounting courses not taken as the core courses. -
ACCT 6510: Accounting Theory 4
ACCT 6520: Strategic Cost and Performance Management 4
ACCT6540: Financial Reporting for Special Industries 4
ACCT6541: Healthcare Accounting 4
ACCT 6542: Financial Reporting for Banks and Financial Institutions 4
ACCT 6550: Advanced Accounting Information Systems 4
ACCT 6590: Attestation and Information Systems Auditing 4
FIN 6310: Seminar in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 4
FIN 6315: Seminar in Options and Futures 4
FIN 6325: Financial Management of Banking Institutions 4
MGMT 6225: Executive Leadership 4
MKTG 6120: Managerial Communication 4

The following elective courses are recommended for students with a non-accounting undergraduate degree:

Elective Courses
Courses Units
ACCT 4223: Business Law 4
ACCT 6611: Financial Reporting and IFRS I 4
ACCT 6612: Financial Reporting and IFRS II 4
ACCT 6613: Financial Reporting and IFRS III 4
ACCT 6620: Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting (4) 4

Capstone Requirement

Capstone Requirement
Courses Units
ACCT 6899: Project 1
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