The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program stands out at the state and national level because of its in-depth concentrations in financial accounting and reporting, forensic accounting, internal auditing, and management accounting. Students learn real-world skills from faculty who work in government, private industry, and public accounting -- including the prestigious Big Four firms. GGU's ties to the accounting community in San Francisco's Financial District go back more than 100 years, and have created a natural pipeline from the classroom to the workplace.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) is intended to meet the needs of those who have studied accounting and wish to further develop their expertise. For many students, the MSA will satisfy the 150-hour education requirement to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Students have the opportunity to customize their degrees by choosing electives from an extensive list of accounting, tax and business courses. Students also have the option to complete the MSA degree with a concentration in financial accounting & reporting (FAR), forensic accounting, internal auditing, or management accounting. Eligible students may earn up to six units of electives through an internship for approved, real-world experience acquired during their degree program.
The Master of Science in Accounting can be obtained in person through our evening program in San Francisco and / or online. The evening and online formats allows students to earn their degrees at their own pace.