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Master of Business Administration Accounting Emphasis

The Master of Business Administration/Accounting Emphasis program provides graduate business education of high quality. The MBA/Accounting program prepares students to assume responsible positions as leaders and team members in the dynamic and varied organizations of the twenty-first century. To this end, the program promotes the following objectives: accountability, adaptability, creative thinking, teamwork, communication and accounting expertise. Students from a variety of educational, managerial and professional backgrounds participate in and enhance the educational experience. Nationally accredited, the program is taught by a faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. Visit the MBA home page for more information about our students and alumni.

Admission Requirements

The applicant for admission to the MBA/Accounting emphasis program must show high promise of success in post-graduate business study as measured by undergraduate grades, scores on the GMAT and other relevant criteria.

An applicant whose baccalaureate degree is from a foreign institution must present a score of at least 400 on the GMAT. An applicant whose native language is not English must present a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS. 

Required Program

The MBA with an Accounting emphasis is a program of 33 semester hours of required graduate courses. Depending upon the individual student's preparation, prerequisites may be required.


Students desiring to participate in the MBA/Accounting emphasis program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business administration from an AACSB accredited college or university or who have not had appropriate undergraduate training in business administration, accounting or economics may be required to complete certain prerequisite courses including the following:

ACCT 280 Accounting Principles 1
ACCT 281 Accounting Principles 2
ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
ACCT 401 Introduction to Tax
ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECON 216 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 670 Principles of Economics (1)**
BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business
FINC 311 Principles of Finance
FINC 670 Introduction to Finance (1)**

Students are required to include the following undergraduate courses as prerequisites or the 600-level course as a part of their MBA program:
MGMT 355 Business Communications OR
MGMT 680 Organizational Leadership & Communications
QMTH 205 Applied Statistics I AND QMTH 206 Applied Statistics II
QMTH 680 Statistical Methods and Business Research (1.5) AND MGMT 681 Business and Society (1.5)
MGMT 683 Sustainable Operations or MGMT 326 Sustainable Operations
*Students must have a grade of C or better in each of the program prerequisite courses. 
**ECON 670 and FINC 670 are both one credit courses which may not qualify for the CPA exam requirements. 
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