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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

Get to Know Our 100% Online MBA in Accounting

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.

$19,440* Total Tuition

as few as 12 months Program Duration

36-45 Credit Hours

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.

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Tuition

Learn More About STU’s Affordable 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 (if needed) are $515 per credit hour. The program consists of 12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Each course has a technology fee as noted in the below table. The total tuition shown is inclusive of the fees.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Program Tuition
Tuition $515 $75 $19,440*

*Tuition costs are subject to change at any time.

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Calendar

Our Application Deadlines and Course Schedules

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 Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Fall 1 2021 08/21/21 08/09/21 08/12/21 08/13/21 08/16/21
Fall 2 2021 10/16/21 10/04/21 10/07/21 10/08/21 10/11/21
Spring 1 2022 01/08/22 12/1/21 12/21/21 12/28/21 01/03/22
Spring 2 2022 03/12/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/04/22 03/07/22
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Admissions

Qualifications for Our Online MBA in Accounting Program

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. No GMAT.
  • 2.5 to 2.749 GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume and have at least three years of progressive administrative work experience. No GMAT.
  • 2.33 to 2.49 GPA—Must submit transcripts, resume, and have at least four years of progressive administrative work experience. No GMAT.

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 [email protected].

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Courses

Read About Our MBA in Accounting Online Classes

The MBA – 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.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of accounting information for the purpose of planning, controlling and decision making. Emphasis on financial statement analysis, cash flow statements, cost analysis, budgeting, and control techniques. Case study method is emphasized.

Duration: 7 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 is generally taken after most of the MBA core courses have been completed.

Duration: 7 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.

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

Acquisition of capital and debt, long-range and annual budgeting, budget management, cash flow management, short-term debt financing, 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.

Duration: 7 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.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 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.

Duration: 7 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.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An opportunity for advanced students to study specific current topic areas in the accounting field, including taxation.

Duration: 7 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.

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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