Master's in Accountancy/Master's in Taxation

Think beyond the basics.

Looking to advance your accounting career? Our master's in accountancy (MACC) and master's in taxation (MTAX) programs 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, 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.

On-campus recruiting and networking events: Introduce yourself to representatives from accounting firms, government agencies and private companies through career fairs and social events.

On-campus interviews: Meet with accounting firms on campus for internship or employment opportunities.

Off-campus office tour and interviews: Accept invitations from accounting firms to attend half-day events in their office, typically involving three to four more interviews, lunch or dinner and networking time.

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Top accounting resources.

From CPA exam tips to essential state and local tax information, here is a list of key accounting websites for you to keep on hand.

CPA Exam Review

Becker CPA Review

CPA Exam

CPA Requirements

To sit for the CPA exam in California, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 120 semester units
  • 24 semester units in accounting-related courses
  • 24 semester units in business-related courses
  • 3 semester units in ethics for accountants related course

Graduate with complete proficiency.

We will help you expand your accounting knowledge in a specialized area of your choice, such as financial accounting, controllership or taxation.



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