San Francisco State University

24 months
8704 USD/year
8704 USD/year
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The Accountancy program of San Francisco State University provides an advanced degree in accounting, with specialization in financial accounting, tax, auditing, managerial accounting, and accounting information systems. 


The Accountancy program of San Francisco State University will give students the knowledge in accounting and its functional support of organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in professional accounting standards.
  • Demonstrate an ability to relate accounting to other functional business areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current issues as they impact accounting practice
  • The student will be an effective communicator and team member.
  • Deliver an effective, organized, and persuasive oral presentation.
  • Collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Create a clear, well-organized paper with appropriate documentation.
  • The student will be a critical thinker and a problem solver.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify and analyze problems involving accounting issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to utilize information technology to analyze and solve problems.
  • The student will be aware of international and ethical issues faced by accountants.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify ethical dilemmas and apply applicable codes of professional conduct to resolve them.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of global issues faced by accountants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elements of Graduate Business Writing
  • Data Analysis for Managers
  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics for Managers
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems for Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
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

  • California State University Application for Graduate or International Admission plus an application fee of $55
  • One official transcript from every college or university attended
  • The score on the GMAT or GRE
  • A statement of purpose showing how the desired graduate business program is related to the applicant’s career and future goals
  • English language proficiency
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants will need to file the Financial Affidavit form to obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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