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MBA Accounting Degree Program

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Program Description

This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises, with a concentration of courses in accounting. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, and production or operations for the existing or emerging manager. Application of theory to practice is emphasized throughout the program.  

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting program is designed to prepare the graduate to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. It is important to note that this MBA program, even when combined with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, may not fulfill all of the requirements for graduates to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure in some states or jurisdictions. Many states require a specific number of graduate accounting classes as well as specific graduate accounting courses. Others may require several years of professional experience. This program is not designed to fulfill any of those requirements

Core MBA Program Objectives

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyze core business concepts
  2. Create business solutions using ethical leadership, project managment and  teamwork skills
  3. Use data to drive decision-making and propose solutions to complex business problems
  4. Create solutions that consider global competition and various cultural perspectives
  5. Prepare logically constructed, relevant, and culturally appropriate written arguments and presentations

MBA Accounting Concentration Program Objective

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to evalutate business situations using advanced accounting concepts and methods.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, general manager, department manager, team leader, Unit leader, operations manager and administrative services managers.

Program Content

A minimum of 39.00 semester credit hours is required.

Required Foundation Courses

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisites/ CorequisitesSemester Credit Hours
BU 540Leadership Foundationsnone3.00
BU 550Research Methods and Decision-MakingBU 5603.00
BU 560Managerial FoundationsBU 5403.00

Required Core MBA Courses

All courses, 21.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisites/ CorequisitesSemester Credit Hours
BU 600Leadership and Organizational BehaviorBU 5503.00
BU 610Finance and Accounting for Decision-MakingBU 5603.00
BU 615Marketing and New Product DevelopmentBU 6103.00
BU 620Technology and InnovationBU 6003.00
BU 630Project and Operations ManagementBU 6003.00
BU 690Business Integration & Strategic PlanningBU 6003.00
BU 695 orGraduate Capstone Project orFinal semester3.00
BU 697 orGraduate Internship or 3.00
BU 699International Graduate Capstone 3.00

Additional Required Accounting Concentration Courses

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisites/ CorequisitesSemester Credit Hours
BU 660Accounting in the OrganizationBU 6103.00
BU 662Corporate Financial PlanningBU 6103.00
BU 664Financial Decision Analysis and SupportBU 610 and BU 6603.00

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Classes Start March 6