Program Overview

The Sacramento campus of California State University offers a Masters of Science program with a concentration on Accountancy through an innovative online learning format. The online degree program is designed to satisfy a busy professional’s need for advancing their education while still allowing for current careers and obligations to be fulfilled. Candidates in the MSA program should use prior knowledge and skills from an undergraduate degree in business, accounting or other areas of study. 

The MSA program intends to build on already learned concepts, while also introducing students to new elements of accounting, the industry, rules and regulations, and an international focus to broaden the candidate’s eligibility in the growing competitive world market. The accounting field is constantly changing; new laws and regulations are being created and applied to many financial establishments and procedures. Students will be required to complete the foundational courses and the core accounting courses to apply for the final capstone course, culminating the entire programs primary objectives. 

Students should use the core courses to develop an understanding of the current situations guiding the financial industry as well as applying the coursework to careers in Managerial positions, auditing, information systems, banking, and a variety of others. The Master of Science in Accountancy program uses a virtual classroom to enable students from around the world, to communicate, email, and video chat with peers and professors. Graduates of the MSA program should be well prepared to continue their education by taking licensure and certification exams to solidify their professionalism.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Fully accredited by AACSB International


    Index 1* of 1050 or Index 2** of 1100, and
    GMAT Total score of 500, and
    GMAT Quantitative percentile of 30, and
    GMAT Verbal percentile of 30, and
    2.50 Overall Undergraduate GPA

    School Overview

    The first graduation--in 1948--at California State University, Sacramento awarded a single degree. Since that date, more than 200,000 students have earned degrees at Sacramento State. Founded in 1947, the University first shared facilities with a junior college, then moved to its own campus in 1949, and finally relocated to a permanent home along the American River in 1959. 

    Today, the public, 4-year institution retains the official California State University, Sacramento title, but promotes the use of Sacramento State, or Sac State. Students at Sacramento State can pursue bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. To date, the University offers undergraduate majors and master’s programs, along with post-baccalaureate certificates and doctorate degrees. Non-traditional programs, including distance education degrees and coursework, at Sacramento State are housed in the College of Continuing Education. Students can participate in online, on-campus, evening/weekend, and hybrid learning environments.


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