Accountancy and Taxation

University of San Diego

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1565 USD/credit
1565 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Looking to advance your accounting career? Our Accountancy and Taxation programs at University of San Diego will prepare you for a rewarding career as an upper-level accountant or licensed CPA. 


Our small accounting class sizes allow each student to receive one-on-one attention from our faculty of industry experts.

Through case studies, simulations and experiential exercises, in the Accountancy and Taxation programs at University of San Diego you will practice ethical leadership and learn to negotiate financial strategies with clients and internal teams. With electives such as Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting and State and Local Taxation, you can specialize your accounting degree in the fields you find most relevant to your goals. You can also take advantage of studying abroad and visiting international firms to gain a global accounting perspective.

Your career starts here

More than 30 top employers, including the Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies, actively recruit USD students. Our programs offer many opportunities for students to connect directly with these industry leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communications and Ethics for Financial Professionals
  • Leadership in a Financial Team Environment
  • Negotiations: Strategy, Practice, and Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Planning and Risk Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Applied Research for Financial Accountants and Auditors
  • Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
  • Controllership and Cost Management
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents: With rolling admissions, you can apply anytime for the fall, spring or summer terms.




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current Resume — You will submit a resume detailing your employment and/or educational experience.
  • Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose and/or Essays — Personal statement(s) vary depending on the program you are applying to. Please check the prompt in your application.
  • Letters of Recommendation — Your letters should be from professors familiar with your scholarly work, or from professional supervisors who have had experience in a graduate program and who can provide information about your potential for success as a graduate student. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1565 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1565 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1565 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1565 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Accountancy and Taxation
University of San Diego