Master of Business Administration in Accounting


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:


MBA/Accounting and Analytics Prerequisite Courses*
ACCT 280 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 281 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 303 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 304 Accounting Analytics
ACCT 521 Fraud and Forensics
ACCT 305 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT 306 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT 309 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT 401 Introduction to Tax (3)
ACCT 509 Auditing (3)
ECON 215 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
BADM 250 Legal and Ethical Environments of Business (3)
FINC 311 Principles of Finance (3)
QMTH 205 Quantitative Methods in Business (3)
QMTH 210 Business Analytics (3)
MGMT 220 Business Information Systems (3)
MGMT 321 Management and Leadership (3)
MGMT 680 Leadership and Organizational Behavior**

*C or better required in each prerequisite course

**If MGMT 321 or an equivalent course was not taken at the undergraduate level, students must take MGMT 680 as an elective towards the MBA Accounting and Analytics program. 


NOTE: It is the responsibility of the student to confirm that courses taken meet the requirements for the CPA exam in the state where they would like to be licensed. 

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions


Application Requirements:

1. The online Graduate Studies application with the non-refundable application fee
2. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate Studies office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals
3. Official scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The official GRE or GMAT score must be sent directly to the Graduate Studies office from the testing service. After submitting the online application, applicants can request a GRE/GMAT waiver if qualified.

Additional Application Requirements for International Applicants:
Visit the international application requirements page for information about the transcript evaluation and English language proficiency requirements, as well as other important information.

Admission Deadlines

For U.S. citizens and residents: July 15 for fall admission, December 1 for spring admission, May 15 for summer

International Students: Applications for admission and supporting credentials for prospective international students must be received by April 15 or September 15 for registration in the fall or spring semester, respectively. Thus, international applicants living outside the United States should complete the required standardized tests at least three months prior to April 15 or September 15, as appropriate.