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Master of Business Administration in Accounting

Considered the language of business, an accounting education prepares students for a career of endless opportunity.

Students will develop technical competence in financial reporting, forensic accounting, government and non-profit accounting, or a series of courses in taxation.

Students will also build accounting and business software skills and develop an understanding of ethical issues and practices in the accounting profession. Those with an undergraduate degree in accounting can earn their MBA and also take additional upper level accounting courses which can qualify them to sit for the CPA exam (Certification in Public Accountant), CMA exam (Certified Management Accountant), or CIA exam (Certified Internal Auditor).

Graduates may pursue a position in the private or government sector, specifically holding positions such as corporate accountant, auditor, treasurer, tax manager, financial analyst, controller, chief executive officer (CEO), partner in a CPA firm, entrepreneur, or business owner.

Degree requirements

The MBA program consists of 33 credit hours (approximately 12 courses). This includes a core curriculum, in addition to courses in the concentration of choice. All courses are three credit hours unless otherwise specified.

Core Curriculum (24 credit hours) Credits
Total Program Credit Hours 33
The following courses comprise the core curriculum:
ACCT 5000 Accounting Concepts 2
BUSA 5000 Decision Concepts 1
ACCT 5200 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3
BUSA 5200 Decision Making Under Uncertainty 3
FINA 5100 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 5101 Innovation and Design Thinking 3
MGMT 5111 Leadership and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy 3
MGMT 5750 Global Strategic Management (Capstone) 3
Students also must take nine (9) hours of 5000 level courses in Accounting, which would include three courses from the following:
ACCT 5110 Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting for Accounting Executives 3
ACCT 5210 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 3
ACCT 5250 Advanced Topics in Taxation 3
ACCT 5352 Advanced Financial Accounting & International Issues 3
ACCT 5370 Commercial Law for Accountants 3
ACCT 5440 Governmental & Non-Profit Issues for Accounting Executives 3
ACCT 5470 Forensic & Investigative Accounting 3
ACCT 5900 Accounting Internship/Research 3

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Accounting classes will be offered on weeknights at the Morrow campus. Graduate Accounting courses, with the exception of ACCT 5200, will be cross-listed with undergraduate courses. Graduate students may not repeat a course taken as an undergraduate. Graduate students must comply with the course pre-requisites for all accounting courses.

The following six undergraduate courses are required prerequisites for the Accounting Concentration: Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Managerial Cost Accounting, Taxation of the Individual, Intermediate Financial Accounting I, and Intermediate Financial Accounting II.

Application deadlines

There are five eight-week terms giving applicants flexibility in their start date for the program.

Fall

Term 1: July 15

Term 2: September 1

Spring

Term 1: November 15

Term 2: February 1

Summer

Term 1: April 15

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