MBA - Accounting Concentration
The Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Accounting provides the opportunity for advanced study in management and accounting. Successful completion of this program prepares individuals to pursue high-level careers in accounting and/or management positions both in private industry and in public accounting firms. Building on students’ preexisting foundation in accounting, this advanced program enables students to develop theoretical knowledge while learning how advanced accounting principles and techniques are applied in practice. Research techniques that successful practitioners use are also covered in this program.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision-making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
- Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
- Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
- Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
- Use applicable ethical and statutory regulations to make sound financial decisions based on current accounting standards.
Graduates learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that help them ethically solve problems that occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways.
This program is designed to meet the 150 hours of advanced study requirement that candidates must satisfy to take the Uniform CPA Examination.
Prerequisite and foundation courses should be completed prior to registering for core and concentration classes.
Master of Business Administration - Accounting Concentration
Master of Business Administration
CreditsPrerequisite Courses *, **
|Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I **
|Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II
|Federal Taxes I
|The Legal Environment of Business I
|Corporate Financial Accounting
|A Survey of Economic Principles
|Global Economic Environments
|Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law
|Evidence-Based Research in Management
|Accounting Courses ***
|Law for Accountants
|Career Capstone Course
|Business Policy and Strategy
Courses offered through the undergraduate College of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences.
Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with foundation courses. The exception is prior to enrolling in ACCT2210 Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I , when students must have completed ACCT5000 Corporate Financial Accounting or ACCT1210 Financial Accounting.
Note for Providence campus students: MBA concentration courses may only be available online. Students should consult with their academic counselor/advisor regarding course availability and for planning.