Degree Requirements

Master of Accounting Curriculum

Completed in 9 or 12 months depending on undergraduate degree. Total of 30-48 units.

Summer Intensive Program - Required for all students without an undergraduate degree in Accounting - to be completed the summer prior to fall semester.  15 Units


  • Professional Responsibilities in Accounting
  • Advanced Enterprise Systems and Technologies
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Fair Value Accounting:  GAAP, IFRS & Emerging Issues
  • 1 Accounting Elective or 1 Floating Elective


  • Advanced Financial Statement Auditing 
  • 3-4 Accounting Electives or 1 Floating Elective

Accounting Electives (10.5-12 units)

  • Global Accounting Experience
  • Financial Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Tax Planning and Strategy
  • Performance Measurement, Evaluation, and Incentives
  • Strategy and Operations Through CFO Lens
  • Methods and Motivations of Financial Reporting Fraud
  • Accounting and Corporate Governance in Global Business
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Income Tax Accounting and Auditing
  • Family Wealth Preservation
  • Forensic Accounting

Floating Electives

Floating electives can be selected from 500 level Marshall business courses in addition to others with prior approval from our Academic Advisor. 


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Leventhal School of Accounting
ACC 101, mc 0441
3660 Trousdale Parkway
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441


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