Hybrids for a New World

College launches new grad studies programs

The demand for accounting professionals is growing and a new state law taking effect in 2014 will require additional credit hours to qualify for the CPA exam. To meet these needs, the School of Economics and Business Administration is launching a Master of Science in Accounting program in July 2013. The 15-month hybrid program combines on-campus classes on alternate Saturdays with live web-based sessions on two weeknight evenings. Students are able to work full-time while earning their degree.  

The first students in another hybrid program—the new M.A. in Leadership with a concentration in social justice—started classes last June. They’ll learn theories of leadership, justice and change, with a focus on creating more just relationships, organizations and structures. “The program has been attractive to people who work in the nonprofit sector or public interest organizations and who are committed to learning personally and academically how to contribute to a more just world,” said Jennifer Pigza, the program’s academic director.

M.S. in Accounting

  • 15-month accelerated program
  • Meets 150-hour requirement for CA CPA licensure
  • Evening and Saturday classes
  • Live web-based conferencing evenings

M.A. in Leadership, Social Justice Concentration

  • Web-based program
  • Ten in-person weekend meetings
  • Annual 2-day Social Justice Institute
  • 11-course sequence