The accounting concentration is designed to provide a solid foundation of accounting and business knowledge that prepares students for careers in accounting.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Accounting

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


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Degree Overview

Courses are structured to allow flexibility in preparing for a career path in public accounting, private industry, and government or non-profit organizations. The program offers a wide variety of courses that can be used to qualify and prepare for examinations in professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, and CMA. Students should consult with an accounting advisor to determine minimum course requirements for these certifications. The accounting curriculum also provides the foundation for graduate study.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The SF State Scholar Program in Accounting is a combined program that awards both the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA with Concentration in Accounting) and the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA). Students will receive both BSBA and MSA degrees when they complete each degree requirements.

Accounting SF State Scholars are highly likely to satisfy all California CPA Exam and License educational requirements upon completion of the MSA program. For example, the “Accounting Study” educational requirement for CA CPA License is automatically fulfilled with MSA degree. Moreover, all courses taken during MSA program will count toward other CA CPA Exam and License educational requirements.

The application process is also simplified. For example, GMAT/GRE and recommendation letters are waived. Application instructions are announced at the beginning of each semester to all undergraduate students with accounting concentration.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.