MBA - Accounting Concentration

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 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.

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 (MBA)

Prerequisite Courses *, **
ACCT2021Intermediate Accounting I **4.5
ACCT2022Intermediate Accounting II4.5
ACCT2023Intermediate Accounting III4.5
ACCT3011Federal Taxes I4.5
ACCT3050Advanced Accounting4.5
LAW3010Business Law for Accountants ***4.5
Foundation Courses
ECON5000Economics in the Global Economy4.5
FISV5000Corporate Financial Accounting4.5
Core Courses
IBUS5511Global Economic Environments4.5
MGMT5575Operations Management4.5
MGMT5800Effective Leadership4.5
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law4.5
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing4.5
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry4.5
Accounting Courses
ACCT6001Accounting Theory4.5
ACCT6003Advanced Auditing4.5
ACCT6020Individual Taxation4.5
ACCT6021Corporate Taxation4.5
LAW6000Law for Accountants4.5
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy4.5
Total Credits54.0-94.5

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 ACCT2021 Intermediate Accounting I, when students must have completed FISV5000 Corporate Financial Accounting or ACCT1210 Financial Accounting.


Prior to enrolling in LAW3010, Business Law for Accountants, students must have completed LAW2001 The Legal Environment of Business I.