Master’s Degree Programs
The Master of Science in Accounting (MS Accounting) at Cal Poly is a one-year, full-time program that prepares graduates to lead careers with international public accounting firms, regional and local CPA firms, industry and government. Students enjoy the benefits of an affordable program with a high return on investment and a sterling reputation with accounting’s leading firms.
The Master of Science in Taxation (MS Taxation) at Cal Poly is a rigorous one-year program that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. Having a master’s degree is an absolute must for anyone seriously considering a successful career in the highly technical area of taxation.
The M.S. in Business Analytics is a comprehensive, one-year, interdisciplinary business degree program that encompasses economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and information systems. The program offers a holistic approach to data analytics, combining qualitative reasoning with quantitative tools to identify key business problems and translate data analytics into decisions that improve business performance.
The Master of Science in Economics is a full-time, 45 quarter-unit program designed to provide advanced preparation in economics for individuals desiring careers as economists in the business, financial, academic, and governmental sectors. Economists distinguish themselves from other data analysts by their focus on understanding the causes of the trends underlying the data rather than just finding patterns in the data.
The Master of Science (MS) degree in Fire Protection Engineering is only the third graduate program in Fire Protection Engineering in the United States and the first one to be located on the West Coast. Fire protection engineers use science and technology to protect people, property and businesses from destructive fires. They analyze how buildings are used, how fires start, how fires grow, and how fire and smoke affects people, buildings and property. Fire protection engineers work with architects and other engineers, state and local building officials and local fire departments to build and maintain fire safe communities. They make recommendations for cost-effective fire protection solutions to ensure that the structure is protected as well as the property and occupants contained within. This degree can be done online or on-campus.
The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology is an innovative program designed to prepare students from technical disciplines for rewarding and lucrative careers in the large-scale industrial dairy foods manufacturing industry. The program recruits students with critical thinking and analytical skills they will have developed while obtaining degrees in physical sciences, certain life sciences, or other technical disciplines. Through the use of experience-based learning and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge to succeed in the international dairy foods industry.