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Accountancy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Are you ready to launch a career?  Are you a working professional or undergraduate needing 30 units for CPA certification? Great news! Previously designed for students with little to no accounting background, our Master of Science in Accountancy degree now welcomes anyone with an accounting undergraduate degree, as well.

Our MSA program is the longest running such program in northern California. We are an exceptionally good fit if you want to live and work as a professional accountant in Silicon Valley.

Exciting internships. Excellent CPA exam results. And plenty of expanded networking and career opportunities ahead.   

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Practicum
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Legal & Ethical Environment of Accounting Practice
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Software Applications for Accounting
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis III
  • Business Analysis & Valuations Using Financial Statements
  • Special Topics in Accounting

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    150

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    150

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Four-year bachelors degree (any major) from an accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution outside the United States.
  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, last 60 semester/90 quarter units.
  • GMAT or GRE: Scores at the 50th percentile in both the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam.
English Language Proficiency exam may be required if you have earned your degree outside of the United States. You may select one of these exams:
  • TOEFL score of 90 or higher (IBT)
  • IELTS score of 7.5 or higher
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29135 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17255 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for San Jose

  • 1740 - 3150 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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