Accounting, M.S. (Online)

The online M.S. in Accounting program integrates a global perspective in strategies and critical thinking concepts of business. 

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Program Intro

As a student in CBU's online M.S. in Accounting program, you will not only be properly equipped for business practice but you will also be provided multiple opportunities to grow as a whole person.

30 Units

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12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$700 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your M.S. in Accounting (Online) at CBU?

Learn from Expert Faculty

Faculty in the accounting program have a wide range of industry experience, from corporate and managerial accounting to auditing and tax accounting. They are deeply committed to building the next generation of principled and competent
 accountants and making themselves available to provide individual attention and support.

Expand Your Network

CBU’s partnerships with local, mid-size and national accounting firms help our well-equipped graduates find employment that is suited to their strengths and interests.

Advance Your Career

Students will have an upper hand in preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam because of CBU’s partnership with Roger Phillips CPA Prep, which provides the highest quality test preparation materials for our students to use.

Integrate Faith and Learning

The accounting industry holds high ethical standards, which require an education that ensures accountants understand these principles. The Jabs M.S. in Accounting addresses this need by integrating Christian ethics into the rules of professional responsibility for CPAs.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Accounting degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Apply appropriate assurance techniques.  
  3. Perform tax research and calculations related to business entities.
  4. Prepare and analyze financial information in accordance with the appropriate authoritative literature.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal systems as they relate to the accounting profession.  
  6. Design accounting information systems solutions given the regulatory environment of business.
  7. Solve critical business problems using quantitative business analysis techniques. 

BUS 515: Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles.

BUS 542: Quantitative Business Modeling

This course focuses in business computer applications for the manager. Computer models will be created to aid in forecasting, budgeting, and other decision-making processes. The emphasis will be placed on pro-forma financial statements as well as cash flow analysis.

ACC 510: Contemporary Issues in Auditing and Assurance

This course will cover advanced topics of independent assurance services such as principles and concepts related to evidence, risk assessment, and testing. Topics may also include statistical sampling techniques, special purpose reports, non-audit attest engagements, and forensic accounting.

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Richard Ardito, D.B.A.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Program Director of M.S. in Accounting (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-5574
Office Location: Tyler Plaza, Suite 200

Kenny George, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
Program Coordinator of Bachelor's in Business Administration (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-5567
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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CBU’s Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Accredited Program

As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance Specialist

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!