Online MBA — Accounting Concentration

Prepare for Leadership Roles in Accounting

Strong accounting is the backbone of any business. With the online MBA's accounting concentration, you'll focus on the managerial aspects of accounting to support informed decision-making. Students will learn to analyze business issues and form practical responses to these issues, and prepare themselves for exciting, in-demand careers upon graduation.

  • Graduate in one year
  • Transfer in past graduate credits
  • Study fully online in an asynchronous format
  • Prepare for CPA exam

Take Your Career to the Next Level with Accounting

The online MBA accounting concentration teaches students to assess the impact of global influences on business decisions. By learning to formulate ethical approaches to business decisions and understand how to apply these within a business context, students with a master's degree in accounting will earn the skills necessary to become leaders in their business careers.

Accountants and Auditors

Salary: $77,2501

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records.1 These professionals are responsible for a variety of tasks, including preparing budgets, enforcing payment terms, preparing and sending invoices, and more.

Curriculum Requirements

The University of Saint Mary online MBA accounting concentration requires a total of 33 graduate-level credit hours, which include eight core courses and the following concentration courses:

Triple Advantage Accountancy Program

In addition to the above accounting concentration courses, and completion of Managerial Economics, Managerial Accounting, and Managerial Finance, you may take the following courses and qualify to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Examination — provided you have accumulated 150 total semester hours of college (undergraduate or graduate) coursework. Thirty of these hours must be in Accounting Theory and Practice, and 11 must be in Communications.

  • MGT 787 — CPA Exam Review – Part I - Exam sections: Regulation (REG) and Auditing and Attestation (AUD)
  • MGT 788 — CPA Exam Review – Part II - Exam sections: Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) and Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

After qualifying to sit for the CPA Exam, students may then continue their program of study and earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in accounting.

Start Your Journey

Discover the possibilities for career advancement in the field of accounting with the University of Saint Mary online MBA accounting concentration. Call 877-307-4915 or request more information.

1Accountants and Auditors: Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (