Meet with a CSM counselor to discuss how to achieve academic goals and to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP).

University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

For students who wish to transfer as a Business Administration major, refer to Business.

Program Overview

This certificate prepares students with a bachelor's degree in any discipline to apply for a a master's in taxation program. The courses in this certificate prepare students for the rigorous course work found in a master's program. This certificate includes the classes commonly required as prerequisites for a master's program.

All CSM accounting courses qualify as accounting units to sit for the CPA exam and to meet the 150-semester hour requirement for licensure in California. For more information about how to prepare for the CPA exam visit the CSM accounting department website at

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses: 14 units Units
ACTG 106 Accounting Cycle Survey 1 unit
ACTG 169 Accounting Ethics 3 units
ACTG 181 Taxation of Individuals Using Tax Software 4 units
ACTG 182 Taxation of Business Entities Using Tax Software 4 units
ACTG 183 Taxation of Trusts, Gifts, and Estates Using Tax Software 2 units
Total Required Units: 14