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Invest in Your Career

Gain the knowledge you need to become a highly valued member of your organization. Learn how to incorporate principled and responsible decision making into your professional life. Take the next step in becoming the accounting professional you want to be.

The LMU M.S. in Accounting is designed for students who want to obtain their CPA License or increase their professional growth opportunities. Our program fosters a focused and ethical approach that develops accomplished accountants who are actively recruited by the Big Four, regional and local accounting firms. Small classes are taught by highly qualified faculty, creating an intimate setting that allows for maximum collaboration with your peers and faculty. Ranked 25th for graduate accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report, LMU will help you reach your next career milestone.

CPA Licensure

When combined with our required prerequisite coursework, the LMU M.S. in Accounting complies with the 150-hour requirement for California CPA licensure. If you wish to become licensed in a state other than California, please check with that state's Board of Accountancy as licensure requirements may be different.

Program Delivery and Schedule

Students who have completed the prerequisite coursework before starting our program may complete the M.S. in Accounting in 9 months on a full-time basis or 2 years on a part-time basis. Students requiring more flexibility or who need to take prerequisite courses as additional units have the option to extend the program up to 5 years. Admission is offered for fall and spring enrollment.

Classes are offered weekdays and weeknights, and the average M.S. in Accounting class consists of 12–15 students.

Our Beautiful Southern California Campus

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Los Angeles is the creative capital of the world and a global engine of innovation and invention. Aerospace, entertainment, technology, fashion, international finance, biotechnology, manufacturing, marketing... It's all here in the 3rd largest metropolitan economy in the world. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, our beautiful Westchester campus is surrounded by more than 500 technology startups — some of the nation's most innovative and creative companies. This dynamic region is the 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the U.S. and a thriving hub for synergistic learning.