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Argyros College of Business and Economics

» Master of Science in Accounting

Chapman University's Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is designed to give a competitive advantage to individuals who aspire to pursue a career in accounting and assists graduates in meeting the academic requirements to sit for the California CPA licensure exam.

The program is STEM designated and offers international students the chance for an extension of two years post-completion of optional practical training (OPT) work in the United States following graduation.

Program Highlights

  • 10-28 month program
  • Fall or spring enrollment
  • Self-paced courses offered weekdays during evening
  • Personalized in-person environment at Orange Campus
  • Merit scholarship opportunities
  • Lifelong relationships with a vast alumni network
  • Dedicated career resources
  • Access to distinguished research centers, institutes, and initiatives
  • Optional global travel courses
  • Specializations offered in eight different areas, including finance, marketing, entertainment and more

Placement Stats*

  • $78,000 average salary and 97% employed within 90 days after graduation

*Average over past two years

Our Students and Alumni

Here are some of the employers who have hired graduates from the Argyros College of Business and Economics:

Yi Huang '21
Argyros Ambassador
Yi Huang graduated from the program in 2021, successfully landing a role at Deloitte as a Tax Consultant. "The Program has great professors with extensive field knowledge to provide real life examples to enhance understanding."
Bryan Castaneda
Argyros Ambassador
Bryan graduated from the program in 2019. Prior, he served in the US Army 8 years. He joined Deloitte as an Audit Assistant. “Chapman’s Career Center, Accounting Society, and MSA were key in assisting me in securing an offer at a Big Four.”

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Serena Healey '01, MBA '22
Director of Graduate Business Programs
(714) 516-7190

Lacy Willis '05, JD'19, CPA, CVA, CFE
Academic Director of MS Accounting
(714) 744-7815

Joseph Somervell
Assistant Director of Graduate Business Programs
(714) 516-5192

Graduate Financial Aid
(714) 628-2730

Application Deadlines

Fall start
Early Action: October 1
Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: June 1

Spring start
Early Action: October 1
Regular Deadline: December 1

Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.