MBA - Accounting Concentration (Enhanced Accounting Track)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Enhanced Accounting Track
The MBA with a concentration in Accounting also offers the Enhanced Accounting Track which is designed to allow students to obtain an MBA and sit for the Uniform CPA Examination simultaneously. Beginning each fall term, students enter the program as part of a cohort and take classes two evenings per week while they also study for the Uniform CPA Examination.
This track has incorporated a required CPA review as part of the MBA accounting curriculum. The noncredit CPA review is taken concurrently with ACCT6001, ACCT6003 and ACCT6021. Although the CPA review is non-credit bearing, tuition is still applicable. There may also be financial implications (i.e., financial aid and company reimbursement eligibility) and full-time status implications that could impact international students. Students who wish to remain full time must take two 4.5 credit courses even while completing the CPA review.
The CPA review assists graduate students to properly prepare for the Financial Accounting & Reporting, Auditing, Business Environment, and Regulation sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Students will be exposed to the exam subjects and objectives, the exam schedule, the eligibility and application requirements, application deadlines and the grading system. The CPA review will also expose students to strategy and tactics for successful completion of the multiple choice, simulations and writing on the exam.
This track is designed to meet the 150 hours of advanced study requirement that candidates must satisfy to take the Uniform CPA Examination. Due to the challenging nature of the concentration, students interested in this track must have obtained an undergraduate degree in Accounting with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 prior to applying to the concentration.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Adapt and innovate to solve management issues in unpredictable environments.
- Critically analyze and question knowledge claims.
- Solve business challenges using strategic theories, models and/or tools.
- Analyze ethical issues and socially responsible business practices in complex organizational situations.
- Analyze management issues with a global perspective.
Graduates will learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that will help them ethically solve problems that occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.
Prerequisites and foundation courses should be completed prior to registering for core and concentration classes and the enhanced track.
MBA - Enhanced Accounting Track*
|IBUS5511||Global Economic Environments||4.5|
|RSCH5500||Business Information and Decision Making||4.5|
|Accounting Courses **|
|LAW6000||Law for Accountants||4.5|
|CPA Review Enhanced Track ***|
|ACCT601||CPA Review: Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)||0|
|ACCT603||CPA Review: Auditing & Business Environment & Concepts||0|
|ACCT621||CPA Review: Regulation||0|
|Career Capstone Course|
|MGMT6800||Business Policy and Strategy||4.5|
Students should always check with their academic counselor and/or academic
Not offered every term.
The non-credit CPA Review ACCT601 and ACCT603 will each have an associated fee equivalent to the tuition of a single graduate-level course. The additional required CPA review course identified as ACCT621 will have no additional fee.