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Master of Science in Accountancy Online Admission Requirements

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Admission to the MSA program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Business Aptitude Requirement: Applicants for the MSA must meet one of the following Business Aptitude Requirements:
    1. Submission of an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as determined by the department. The current minimum acceptable GMAT score is 470 (with a minimum of 10% on both the GMAT Verbal and Quantitative percentile rankings). The current minimum acceptable GRE score of 298 (minimum 10% on GRE Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings); or

    2. Proof of completion of a degree from an AACSB accredited college or university or Online Accounting Certificate Program (at CSUSB) with a minimum GPA of 3.2; or

    3. Upon meeting other GMAT or GRE waiver criteria as set by the department

  • Recent CSUSB accounting graduates who meet admission requirements for the 3:2 Program option may request a GMAT waiver. Contact the MSA Director or department chair for details;
  • Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • Academic motivation and personal qualification demonstrated through submission of a 200-250 word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the M.S. degree in Accountancy at California State University, San Bernardino, and personal qualifications that will contribute to successful completion of the program;

If you have questions about admission criteria or your specific situation, contact the MSA Online Program Coordinator, Dr. Taewon Yang 

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