be able to identify accounting issues, research and effectively communicate the results orally and in writing.have a defined body of knowledge of essential accounting principles and doctrines, including but not limited to the following, and be able to critically apply these principles to practical situations and to adapt to changing work environments: revenue recognition; IFRS; auditing; internal controls; control environment; materiality; ethics, both practical implementation and professional responsibility; and fraud.be prepared to be effective accounting decision makers in an increasingly international business environment.have an understanding of the business, legal, professional, and ethical context for a career as a professional accountant, including the ability to identify and appropriately act when ethical dilemmas are encountered in the activities of a professional accountant.have experience and skill in accomplishing objectives by collaboration.
Online - Graduate Degree
The Master of Accountancy (MAc) is intended to meet the needs of both career-changers and those already working in the profession who wish to further develop their expertise. For many students, the MAc will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the CPA or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations. If planning to sit for the CPA exam, our CPA review courses can be taken as a preparatory class for the exam, and count as elective courses toward the Master of Accountancy degree.Students may pursue the Master of Accountancy degree in person through our evening and full-time day programs in San Francisco or online from anywhere at their own pace. And starting in Fall 2015, students will have the option to enroll in the accelerated online MAc program.The full-time Master of Accountancy cohort program, available in-person in San Francisco and online starting in Fall 2015, allows students to complete the degree in as few as twelve months. Both of our accelerated options offer extensive support for students to secure employment after graduation. Like the full-time in-person program, the online accelerated option includes career counseling, mentoring, and professional development.