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Argyros School of Business and Economics

» Master of Science in Accounting

The M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to assist graduates in preparing for the California CPA exam and earning credits that are necessary for CPA licensure, while obtaining a master’s degree. Graduates will gain the knowledge needed to pursue careers in public accounting, industrial accounting, government and non-profit organizations. View Education Requirements for CPA Licensure and CPA Self-Assessment Worksheet.

Highlights of the MSA program include:

  • Fall or Spring enrollment
  • Flexible courses offered in the evenings: Monday - Thursday
  • Centralized location in the heart of Orange County
  • Highly personalized classes taught by renowned faculty
  • Access to career services and distinguished research centers
  • Optional travel courses to Scandinavia or South America 
  • Merit scholarships and graduate assistantship opportunities

Students may take advantage of leadership roles in the Accounting Society, Graduate Business Association (GBA), Women in Business and Argyros Ambassador programs, attend national conferences, participate in case competitions and engage with top executives both inside and outside the classroom.

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Application Deadlines

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Fall 2021:

Early Action: October 1, 2020
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2021
Regular Deadline: June 1, 2021
Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.



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