Welcome to the School of Accountancy!
Our Mission Statement: We develop future business leaders through our dedication to teaching excellence and research. Together with the accounting and business community, we accomplish this using collaborative research and an innovative and a tech-forward curriculum in a culturally diverse environment.
The School of Accountancy of the College of Business and Economics represents one of the largest undergraduate accounting programs in the nation, with more than 1,000 currently enrolled accounting majors. The size of our program enhances your flexibility in scheduling classes and allows more variety in accounting course offerings. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are built on three core principles: bringing real-world knowledge into the classroom, leveraging technology to deliver education, and integrating analytics throughout our curriculum.
The learning experience is enhanced through paid internships, independent study and student group activities. Scholarships(pdf) and awards are made available each semester for deserving students. Student groups sponsor a variety of beneficial networking opportunities with professionals from the accounting community. Public accounting firms in the area also formally recruit on the campus.
Our program is AACSB accredited, which alone sets us apart in Orange County.
In the spirit of supporting a diverse student population and to strengthen the pipeline of diverse talent entering the CPA profession, the Deloitte Foundation and Cal State Fullerton College of Business and Economics will provide full scholarships that covers 100% of tuition (excluding books and living expenses) to a limited number of students entering the CBE Master of Accountancy (MSA) program for the 2024–2025 academic year.
Upskilling the Accounting Workforce!
Watch Professors Bogan and Morris’ present to CalCPA (mp4) about the skillsets that accountants will need to be successful in the rapidly changing business environment!
The Analytic Accountant
The School of Accountancy is pleased to share the 2021 edition of our annual report, Analytic Accountant(pdf). In this edition, we share exciting news including:
- Our transformation from an Accounting Department to a School of Accountancy,
- CPA Exam updates,
-The new M.S. in Accounting and Finance (MSAF),
- A new “Tech Talk” segment,
- Spring 2020 Scholarship recipients,
And many other news and events. We hope you enjoy the content and look forward to sharing the next edition!
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT - Spring 2022
Returning: CPA Exam Review Course!
Powered by Becker CPA, this course will review the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA exam. Please refer to CPA exam review course flyer (PDF)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Volunteer Opportunity
VITA is a great opportunity for students to build accounting and business knowledge as you help serve the community! You may learn more about VITA by viewing our informational video. To become a volunteer/member, please fill out the membership application. *You do not need previous experience to volunteer*
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and connect with them on their Facebook Page. For tax preparation inquiries, please contact email@example.com prior to walking in.
Listed below are the CSUF VITA Site Operation Hours:
Room EC-08 (Education Building)
Thursday @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MSA/MST Information Session
Attend an informational session to find out more about the CSUF Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)/Master of Science in Taxation (MST) programs. Please refer to the information session flyer (PDF).
Friday, May 6th @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 869 0324 3461
Meet Our New Professors!
Dr. Mason Snow
Mason Snow joins us from Arizona State University where he recently completed his doctoral studies. He did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University where he graduated with honors in accounting and economics. Mason’s research interests include capital markets, real earnings management, and misconduct. For example, his dissertation uses transaction-level data regarding firms' promotional pricing to predict future earnings surprises and abnormal returns. He has presented his research at over a dozen academic conferences, and in 2021, he was the sole PhD student to receive the FARS Outstanding Discussion Award. Mason loves being in the classroom and is excited to teach accounting information systems and data analytics at CSUF. Outside of work, Mason loves to cook, read, and play sports with his wife and three children.
Dr. Sabrina Chi
Sabrina Chi received her Ph.D. in Accounting from UC Irvine. She also earned her master’s degrees in accounting and tax from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Virginia and bachelor’s degree in accounting from National Taiwan University. She conducts research in tax and financial accounting. She has published in the top tier accounting journals such as the Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research and has been listed in the top 10% of authors on SSRN by all-time downloads and total new downloads within the last 12 months since 2018. Her research is informative to the regulators as she has been invited to present at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Before joining Fullerton, she held the position at University of Arkansas and Texas Tech University. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D. degree, she worked as tax consultant for Deloitte Tax LLP.
Dr. Farzana Afrin
Farzana Afrin received her Ph.D. degree in Accounting from Boston College. Earlier, she was in the MS Accounting program at the University of Texas at Dallas, following her graduation as the valedictorian of her MBA class from the Institute of Business Administration, the premier business school in Bangladesh. She completed her bachelor’s in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Dhaka. Prior to pursuing higher studies abroad, she worked at a multinational insurance company, United Finance Limited, in Bangladesh. She presented her papers at the FARS Mid-year meeting and AAA annual meeting. Her dissertation is currently under review in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. She also served as a reviewer and discussant for several top conferences including the FARS and AAA. Farzana has taught recitation sessions for a variety of classes including Textual Analysis with Python, Financial Statement Analysis, and Managerial Accounting. A black belt in Judo, she enjoys outdoor sports and traveling with her husband, Navid.
Questions about the Practicum Requirement?
Have you been assigned a faculty mentor in the past or recently? The School of Accountancy facilitates an event called the Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) every semester and this is one of the main aspects accounting faculty can help with! The program is held in October during the Fall and in March during the Spring.
We would highly suggest reaching out to your faculty mentor for questions on completing your practicum requirement. If you are unable to reach them, please an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to connect you with a faculty member who can help.