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.

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 

Prerequisite Courses *, **
ACCT2210Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice I **3
ACCT2220Intermediate Accounting Theory and Practice II3
ACCT3011Federal Taxes I3
ACCT3050Advanced Accounting3
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
Foundation Courses
BUS5000Business Fundamentals3
BUS5010Quantitative Methods in Business3
Core Courses
IBUS5511Global Economic Environments3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management3
Accounting Courses ***
ACCT6001Accounting Theory3
ACCT6003Advanced Auditing3
ACCT6020Individual Taxation3
ACCT6021Corporate Taxation3
LAW6000Law for Accountants3
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-60.0

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 ACCT1210 Financial Accounting.


Note for Providence Campus students: MBA concentration courses may only be available online. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course availability and for planning.