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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting Online

Benefit from a multifaceted immersion into real-world accounting skills to prepare you for positions in government, public accounting, or corporate entities. Master the essentials and diversify your abilities for roles as an ethical business leader.

Apply by: 8/1/24
Start class: 8/17/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

Discover our 100% online Accounting MBA

The 100% online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting program from STU combines general business coursework with an emphasis on practical accounting knowledge vital to effective business practice in the public or private sectors.

This quality accounting MBA online program is structured specifically for working professionals, with accelerated courses delivered in a convenient format ideal for a busy lifestyle. Coursework is taught online by faculty with real-world business experience. Choose from six start dates each year and finish your business master's degree in as few as 12 months. You will be prepared to pursue such roles as accountant, auditor, or investment banker, with experience that translates across industries and functions.

Note: The online MBA program with an accounting concentration is comprised of 36 credit hours. However, an additional nine credit hours of foundation courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial Controller
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Tax Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Tax Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Operations Manager
Total Tuition $20,520
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36
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Tuition

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Tuition for the MBA in Accounting online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course. The total tuition is inclusive of all fees, including a technology fee for each course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $20,520
Per Credit Hour $545

Calendar

View important deadlines for our convenient course schedule

The MBA in Accounting program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 15/11/244/24/244/29/245/3/245/8/246/21/246 weeks
Summer 26/22/246/5/246/10/246/14/246/19/248/2/246 weeks
Fall 18/17/248/1/248/5/248/9/248/14/2410/11/247 weeks
Fall 210/12/249/26/249/30/2410/4/2410/9/2412/6/247 weeks

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Apply Date 8/1/24
Class Starts 8/17/24

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Admissions

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Our streamlined admission requirements empower students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to the MBA in Accounting online program. No GMAT is required to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Free Application
  • 2.33 GPA or higher
  • No GMAT

MBA in Accounting Online Admission Requirements

The following are required for admission to the MBA in Accounting online program:

  • Completed free application
  • Bachelor’s degree transcript (Unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • 2.5 or greater GPA. No GMAT
    • 2.33 – 2.49 GPA. Other documents may be requested for additional program director review. No GMAT

Official transcripts can be sent to St. Thomas University through Parchment and National Student Clearinghouse. Unofficial transcripts and other documents can be uploaded via your Admissions Portal or emailed to [email protected].

Courses

Get familiar with the course plan for our online Accounting MBA

The MBA in Accounting online curriculum is comprised of 12-15 courses (36-45 credit hours), including 24 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of concentration courses, and up to nine credit hours of foundation courses based on a review of transcripts.

Courses in this program are seven weeks long. Courses during the two summer terms, however, are six weeks long.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, interfacing with operation functions. (Pre-requisite: ACC 530 or have come in with 6 hours of undergraduate accounting courses)

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform essential managerial functions such as planning, control, and decision-making.
  • Prepare cost analyses, cash flow statements, budgets, and cost comparisons.
  • Make managerial decisions by analyzing financial statements.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts, theories, and practices in public, private, and non-profit organizations of policy-making, strategy, planning, budgeting, and various implementing systems. The case study method integrated with a contingency approach to management. This course should be taken after most of the MBA core courses have been completed. (Pre-requisites: BUS 750, BUS 777, MAN 700, ACC 770, FIN 751, and BUS 775.)

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop analytical and practical skills to understand Strategic Management's role in business, address realistic corporate challenges, and contribute to business organizations.
  • Describe the Strategic Management implications of business trends like globalization, corporate mergers, technological advances, innovation, social media, workforce diversity, entrepreneurship, ecological sustainability, changing employment practices, corporate citizenship, and social responsibility.
  • Examine and frame Strategic Management problems and create both proactive and reactive solutions.
  • Create effective Strategic Management case analysis recommendations and courses of action.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive overview of market analysis for new and on-going products and services. Competition, innovation, and the integrated organization of marketing and sales. A computer marketing simulation is utilized.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify environmental variables that require further examination while developing marketing strategies.
  • Development of product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies that met the requirements of stakeholders.
  • Use appropriate methods of measuring and evaluating market demand and employing techniques to meet it.
  • Effectively utilize information technology.
  • Understand and explain the importance of diversity and ethics while formulating a marketing strategy.
  • Build comprehensive, implementation-ready marketing plans.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the international business environment and the practices of multinational corporations in functional areas such as strategic planning, foreign investment, international marketing, logistics, financial management, taxation, human resource management, etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the impact of political, cultural, legal, technological, economic, and other environmental factors on international business.
  • Determine and explain the reasons for a business to engage in foreign direct investment as well as analyze the variables that may facilitate or inhibit it.
  • Identify various market options that companies may utilize when entering foreign markets.
  • Analyze the growing impact of country groups on international trade and investment.
  • Articulate the role of technology of in facilitating International Business.
  • Analyze a business or organization's capacity to navigate the dynamic of the International Business environment.
  • Develop and present international business plans.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introductory framework to understand the structure and dynamics of Data Analytics for Business in relation to Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics through the use of data, quantitative mathematical and statistical models, and information technology software and applications. Graduate students will apply Data Analytics for Business tools to help decision makers gain improved insights about their business operations; and therefore to support them to make better, rational, fact-based, and data-driven business decisions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the diverse applications and influence of data analytics on business practices, encompassing data creation, sharing, analytics, mining, reporting, and storage within and across organizations, including related ethical issues.
  • Apply Data Analytics for Business concepts to real-life business scenarios using common-place information technology.
  • Analyze and frame Data Analytics for Business problems and develop both proactive and reactive solutions.
  • Use critical thinking skills to develop effective case analysis recommendations and course of actions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, interfacing with operation functions. Pre-requisites: ACC 530, BUS 532, and BUS 724, or have come in with 6 hours of undergraduate accounting courses, 6 hours of undergraduate economics courses, and 6 hours of undergraduate statistics courses)

Learning Outcomes

  • Design an outline for ethical leadership by the financial manager based on different scenarios throughout the course.
  • Utilize financial statements to create financial profiles for a firm's managers, investors, and stakeholders.
  • Solve time value of money problems and apply the concepts to corporate finance decisions.
  • Evaluate various financing sources available to financing managers and estimate a corporation's cost of capital.
  • Select potential corporate investment projects by applying various capital budgeting criteria.
  • Use a financial model for estimating cash flows and analyzing capital budget projects.
  • Perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of a potential project based on a real-world case study, including sensitivity analysis.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a micro-perspective on organizations within the context of motivation, leadership, communication, interpersonal relations and group dynamics. Students will be encouraged to apply theoretical material to case studies and their own organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine experiences and identify organization behavior concepts in everyday life.
  • Evaluate the impact of organizational behavior concepts on cases by defending and justifying your position.
  • Apply knowledge of organization behavior concepts to solve organizational problems ethically.
  • Work effectively with others in team environments.
  • Articulate the impact of diverse and multicultural work environments.
  • Apply and evaluate the effectiveness of leadership in various organizational situations.
  • Write professional communications.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of ethics and ethical behavior in public and private organizations is the fundamental purpose of this core course, which also explores broad areas of social responsibility to others in the enterprise, customers, the community and the preservation of the environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, analyze, and apply traditional ethical theories.
  • Evaluate the effect of culture on ethical issues and identify, discuss, and assess current ethical issues in local, regional, national, and international arenas.
  • Articulate and assess conflicts between business practices and social justice.
  • Develop a personal code of ethics by synthesizing theory and practical application and apply ethical principles in one's professional life.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and comparison with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The evolution of international accounting principles and practices, International Financial Reporting Standards, and reference to accounting and reporting requirements in selected countries are discussed. Current developments and implications for multinational organizations are also addressed. Pre-requisite: Undergraduate course in Advanced Accounting or ACC 770.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the impact of globalization on financial reporting standards.
  • Identify, analyze, and apply International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Analyze the importance of international trade, foreign direct investment, and multinational corporations in the global economy.
  • Translate foreign currency financial statements to U.S. financial statements.
  • Discuss reasons to analyze financial statements of foreign companies.
  • Compare auditing and corporate governance among several countries.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of forensic accounting applications, including valuation, economic damages, fraud, family law, bankruptcy, securities and insurance claims, negligence, and contract disputes. Professional standards and the role of the forensic accountant as a critical team member in the resolution of complex legal issues are stressed. Pre-requisites: ACC 530 and ACC 770.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between forensic accounting and fraud auditing.
  • Know the steps for becoming a forensic accountant.
  • Illustrate the indirect methods of reconstructing income.
  • Describe money laundering and aid organizations in following the guidelines to combat money laundering activities.
  • Ensure the admissibility of evidence in trial by examining and applying the rules of evidence and protecting its integrity.
  • Determine commercial damage and lost profits by applying and utilizing available methods.
  • Identify the common components of damage calculation in a personal injury case.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An opportunity for advanced students to study specific current topic areas in the accounting field, including taxation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Research authoritative seminal accounting literature about any accounting topic.
  • Research and present findings in a written format.
  • Review and understand selected Account Standard Updates (ASUs).
  • Make decisions using the new standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and evaluate FASB proposals.
  • Research, understand and make decisions using Standards for Valuation Services (SSVS)
  • Differentiate between compliance-based and integrity-based code of ethics.
  • Understand how to account for corporate social responsibility.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to fraud from the accountant’s viewpoint covering types of fraud, methods of preventing fraud in organizations, approaches to fraud detection, spotting fraud symptoms, and investigation of fraud allegations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine fraud, its different forms, and the reasons why people commit it.
  • Diagnose and explain the symptoms of fraud.
  • Analyze theft investigation acts, conversion investigation methods, fraud committed against organizations, and fraud prevention techniques.
  • Illustrate fraud inquiry methods and the preparation of fraud reports.
The following courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of accounting principles and practices for those with no previous background in accounting. The collection, reporting and interpretation of the financial data of a modern business firm is emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and predict the impact of business decisions on a company's financial statements.
  • Examine and determine the financial condition and performance of a business.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in business situations.
  • Understand accounting terminology and essential concepts in financial and managerial accounting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of basic probability and statistical techniques, to provide a foundation in the use of statistical methodologies, and the interpretation of the findings in analyzing business data.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation for understanding accounting, economics, statistics and case study analysis. The development of the aforementioned basic skills occurs within a business organization context and recognizes previously completed courses as well as experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Address "real life" corporate challenges and influence business performance using a mix of analytical and practical skills.
  • Understand and explain the implications of contemporary business trends such as globalization, corporate mergers, technological advances, innovation, social media, workforce diversity, entrepreneurship, ecological sustainability, changing employment practices, corporate citizenship, and social responsibility.
  • Analyze and frame strategic management problems and develop both proactive and reactive solutions to them.
  • Use critical thinking skills to create effective strategic management case analysis recommendations and courses of action.


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