Master of Business Administration

MBA with an Accounting Concentration

The mission of the accounting concentration in the MBA program is to prepare individuals to become leaders in financial reporting and assurance services in public accounting or industry. While the MBA program enhances general management abilities, the accounting concentration focuses specifically on:

  • financial reporting skills in a global economy,
  • assurance service skills in a variety of organizational contexts, and
  • financial analysis skills.

The concentration in accounting requires students to have completed courses equivalent to the following with a C- or better grade:

  • ACCT 4111 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 4112 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 4113 Intermediate Accounting III
  • ACCT 4210 Cost/Managerial Accounting or MBA 8115 Managerial Control and Cost Systems*
  • ACCT 4310 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 4510 Introduction to Federal Income Taxes
  • ACCT 4610 Introduction to Assurance Services

*ACCT 4210 is preferred

The concentration in accounting requires 12 semester hours as follows:

  • ACCT 8130 Advanced Accounting Topics
  • ACCT 8410 Seminar in Financial Accounting Theory and Policy
  • ACCT 8610 Advanced Topics in Assurance Services
  • ACCT 8700 Financial Statement & Business Analysis

Note: Generally students who concentrate in accounting want to sit for the CPA exam. To do so they must have 30 credit hours in accounting.


Prospective Students

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