Graduate Programs

MSA Class of 2015

The Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program strives to provide its graduates with positive career outcomes. The program objectives include:

  1. The M.B.A. will provide students with the knowledge and skills managers need to succeed.
  2. The M.B.A. will provide students with the opportunity to select an area of specialization.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Master of Business Administration will be able to:

  1. Make legal and ethical decisions in organizations and society.
  2. Develop business strategies that respond to emerging opportunities and challenges in the global environment.
  3. Apply leadership, teamwork, and communication skills in diverse managerial environments.
  4. Analyze and integrate information from different functional areas of business in managerial decisions.
  5. Apply quantitative, analytical, and technological tools for data driven decision making.

The Accounting and Finance Department offers the following MBA options:


The Master of Science in Accountancy

The M.S. in Accountancy Program is a cohort-based, one year (4-quarters) graduate program. Graduates of the program will satisfy the accounting education requirements for the CPA examination and for the 150 hour California CPA licensure requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Master of Science in Accountancy will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the required knowledge of U.S. and international financial reporting standards, government and not-for-profit accounting standards, U.S. and international auditing standards, corporate tax, and ethics and regulations.
  2. Think critically and apply quantitative reasoning skills to analyze financial reports, perform risk analysis, construct business valuation models using spreadsheets and statistical analyses, and assess the internal control functions and perform attestation tasks.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date government laws and regulations and the code of conduct and ethics for professional accountants, detect and analyze situations that might be unethical or a violation of professional standards, and will demonstrate a solid defense of a reasonable solution to an ethical issue and communicate a concise and articulate recommendation.
  4. Apply written communication skills to produce professional accounting reports and demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver a well-organized, informative and persuasive oral presentation within a professional context.
  5. Apply professional collaboration skills in working with individuals and in groups.