Welcome to the MSA Program
The SDSU Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program prepares students to meet the challenges and demands of careers in professional accountancy.
The flexible MSA curriculum allows students to deeply explore accounting practice areas of their professional interest.
Students can pursue one of the three MSA Specializations (Accounting Information Systems; Financial Reporting; Taxation) or select a customized set of courses to meet specific professional needs and goals.
Small class sizes enable students to connect with faculty and draw on the resources of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy community.
MSA courses cover a broad range of subjects and help students develop practice relevant knowledge and skills, including communication, team decision making, problem solving, and research.
In addition, students learn valuable leadership skills through participation in student organizations, team competitions, and service-learning activities.
SDSU teaches essential skills of accounting practice and holds students to high standards of performance, ethics, and professionalism.
The MSA curriculum meets the accounting education requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in California.
The flexible curriculum can also be customized to prepare students for other professional certification exams including Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Enrolled Agent (EA).