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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting Online

This program gives you 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.


Program Overview

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

$14,999* Total Tuition

as few as 10 months Program Duration

30-39 Credit Hours

Learn about the evolution of international accounting principles and practices, along with current developments and implications for multinational corporations. Study professional standards and the role of the forensic accountant in resolving complex legal issues.

The MBA core curriculum emphasizes a broad range of skills in managerial accounting, policy and planning, strategy systems, international business, data analytics, financial management, and organizational behavior. Plus, you will benefit from more specialized courses in taxation, international finance reporting standards, and forensic accounting applications.

This quality MBA program is structured specifically for working professionals, with accelerated 7-week courses delivered in a convenient online format ideal for a busy lifestyle. Coursework is taught by faculty with real-world experience. Choose from six start dates each year and finish your business master's degree in as few as 10 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 MBA program is comprised of 30 credit hours. However, an additional nine credit hours of foundation courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.

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Tuition

Tuition for the MBA – Accounting online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students and can be paid by the course. Foundation courses are an additional $500 per credit hour. All fees are included.

Per Credit Hour Per Three-Credit Course Program Tuition
Tuition $833.30 $2,499.90 $24,999
Tuition after scholarship* $499.97 $1,499.90 $14,999

*All students new to the online MBA program qualify for a $10,000 scholarship, reducing tuition to $14,999.

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Calendar

The MBA – 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.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Document Deadline Tuition Deadline
Fall I 08/27/18 08/13/18 08/22/18 08/20/18 08/24/18
Fall II 10/22/18 10/08/18 10/17/18 10/15/18 10/19/18
Spring I 01/07/19 12/24/18 01/02/19 12/31/18 01/04/19
Spring II 03/04/19 02/18/19 02/27/19 02/25/19 03/01/19
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Admissions

Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse backgrounds greater access to the MBA – Accounting online program. You must hold an undergraduate degree and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended, along with a resume.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

The following criteria are used for admission to MBA online programs, based on cumulative undergraduate GPA.

  • 2.75 or greater GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume
  • 2.5 to 2.749 GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume and have at least three years of progressive administrative work experience
  • 2.33 to 2.49 GPA—Must submit transcripts, resume, a GMAT/GRE score, and have at least four years of progressive administrative work experience

Official transcripts and all other documents should be sent to:

St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to admissions@stu.edu.

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Courses

The MBA – Accounting online curriculum is comprised of 10-13 courses (30-39 credit hours), including 21 credit hours of core courses, nine credit hours of electives, and up to nine credit hours of foundation courses based on a review of transcripts.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, and interfacing with operation functions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course looks at 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 is integrated with a contingency approach to management. This course should be taken after most of the MBA core courses have been completed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a comprehensive overview of market analysis for new and ongoing products and services. Competition, innovation and the integrated organization of marketing and sales are also examined. A computer-marketing simulation is utilized.

Duration: 7 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.

Duration: 7 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, and interfacing with operation functions.

Duration: 7 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.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an opportunity for advanced students to study specific current topic areas in the accounting field, including taxation.

The following courses may be required based on a review of transcripts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides 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   |   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.

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