The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), a program under dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting, provides students with the conceptual understanding and technical competence for a career in professional accounting. The MSA curriculum offers opportunities to acquire an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and ethical responsibilities of the profession, with an emphasis on real-world applications and the development of advanced analytical as well as written and oral communication skills. The program meets California's 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure. California State University, Fullerton MSA graduates find job placements in accounting firms, industry, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (MSAF) degree provides education for students, with and without prior work experience, in advanced theories and applications in both accounting and finance with a level of depth not possible in an MBA program or other master's degree programs offered by the university. The cutting-edge MSAF program will take an inter-disciplinary approach to training financial executives so that our graduates can meet industry demand and have the necessary capabilities to be future managers including CFOs.
Prepare to enter into or advance your career in the area of taxation in an accounting firm, law firm, private/public industry, or government tax agencies through the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program. Offered at the Fullerton campus (some classes may be offered at IRVC), this program is designed for all students regardless of your undergraduate education. Now with fewer prerequisites and, depending on relevant work experience, the ability to immediately take classes without taking the GMAT or GRE (certain restrictions apply), it is easier than ever to be accepted into the program. Taught by highly experienced tax professionals in the industry, this program offers classes in federal, state and local and international taxation among others. The tax climate is an ever changing, exciting area of study and our MST program will give you all the skills you need to be successful in your career as a tax professional.
Accounting is often referred to as the language and the foundation of business. This concentration will not only provide students the conceptual understanding and technical competence for a career in professional accounting, but also foster leadership roles and facilitate advancement within private industries, governments, public accounting, or not-for-profit organizations.
Mihaylo is one of only five schools in California that is accredited by AACSB International for both our business administration and accounting programs. Our location in the heart of Orange County gives our graduates access to one of the most economically dynamic regions in the United States. The success of our graduates has positioned Mihaylo to be a preferred recruiting school for the big four accounting firms, as well as all of the regional accounting firms in Southern California.