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Accountancy (MBA)

​The Accountancy MBA concentration provides you with coursework that is critical to decision-making in the accounting profession.  The program includes theory and concepts, technical knowledge, practical skills and familiarization with the tools and methodologies used by an accountant or a manager making accounting decisions.  You will develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and financial management. You will gain business acumen to understand financial transactions within a company.  The curriculum covers all of the accounting course areas to prepare you to sit for the CPA exam.


You will graduate with a set of varied competencies, all of which are highly sought after in the accounting field. The structure of the concentration will provide you with:
  • A comprehensive curriculum covering all important sectors of the field identified by top-ranking members of the auditing and accounting profession, including big data analysis, internal audit, fraud and forensic accounting and information systems.
  • Opportunities to work with audit systems used by accounting professionals.
  • Experience learning from nationally and internationally recognized faculty.
  • Access to a large and active alumni group called Ledger & Quill, which supports students with scholarship opportunities, mentorship and annual networking events.
  • Several accounting-related student organizations, allowing for interaction with peers, alumni and working professionals.
Core Requirements (varies with admission term and prior coursework)
24-48 hours
Concentration Requirements (varies with admission term) 24-36 hours
  Total hours required   48-72 hours