Accounting MBA

The MBA with Accounting Concentration focuses on accounting skills needed in today's business environment. The curriculum prepares students for professional careers in the public, private, or governmental sector. This program is designed to provide the educational background to students who plan to become a Certified Public Accountant, to attain other professional certifications, or for students who need more intensive accounting knowledge to accomplish their career objectives. The coursework includes accounting courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and auditing.

Accounting MBA Requirements

Requirements  Class Name Hours
MBA Core
MGT 6570 Managing in a Global Economy 3
FIN 6541 Financial Management 3
MGT 6571 Quantitative Management 3
MGT 6572 Policy Formulation & Administration 3
GBU 6552 Law and Ethics in the Business Environment 3
MBA Accounting Curriculum 
ACC 6504 Federal Tax Accounting 3
ACC 6510 Auditing Concepts & Applications 3
ACC 6511 Accounting Theory 3
ACC 6502 Advanced Accounting II 3
Elective   3
Total Hours   30

The Graduate Program in Business Administration builds on a core of undergraduate courses normally taught in schools of business. All of the MBA prerequisites can be obtained from our night class schedule.

General Prerequisites   Hours
ACC 203 Survey of Financial Accounting 3
FIN 341 Business Finance 3
MKT 381 Marketing 3
MIS 099 Spreadsheet Proficiency Exam 0
Total Hours   9
Additional Preqrequisites for 
Accounting Concentration
  Hours
ACC 301-302 Intermediate Accounting 6
ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 403 Federal Tax Accounting 3
ACC 405 Auditing 3
ACC 407 Governmental Accounting 3
GBU 358 Business Law & Ethics 3
Total Hours   21

For regular admission, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, an undergraduate record which indicates the ability to pursue the M.B.A. program, and a satisfactory score on the GMAT.

A student may take classes for one semester (maximum of 9 hours) without a GMAT score.

GMAT Waiver

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Exam) may be waived for individuals that have five or more years of appropriate work experience.

Students who complete their BSBA from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited program with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher may have the GMAT requirement waived for the MBA program.