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Master of Accounting

The Accounting Programs at SDUIS are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting practices, to keep students abreast of innovations in the field, and to enhance proficiency in accounting-related functions such as financial analysis and data interpretation. The programs are intended to provide a broader understanding of accounting principles and business applications by offering exposure to the traditional areas of accounting.


This program is designed for finance and accounting professionals wishing to extend their skills or for those just entering the accounting profession. The program is intended to provide a broader understanding of accounting principles and business applications by offering graduate exposure to the traditional areas of accounting (financial accounting, managerial accounting, income tax, and auditing). Participants will learn how accounting functions within organizations and a wide variety of businesses, ranging from startups to global corporations, by building the conceptual, analytical and communications skills necessary to succeed in the accounting profession.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved institution, and all applications are reviewed and approved by the Program Director.

The Master of Accounting program requires the participant to successfully complete a total of 85 quarter units of graduate-level coursework. The student must complete 30 units from the Graduate Core Accounting Course Requirements, 5 units from the Graduate Course Requirements, select 40 units (8 courses) from the Graduate Core Business Course Requirements, and select 10 units (2 courses) from the Graduate Accounting Elective Courses. In addition, students must pass a comprehensive examination.


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• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “