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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, even when combined with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. Most states/jurisdictions require a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction) as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which this program does not have at this time, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.

Core MBA Program Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate analytical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, leadership, information systems, operations, and strategy.
  2. Plan change efforts, negotiate consensus, and act as a leader to solve organizational challenges.
  3. Analyze ethical obligations and prepare responses to complex legal and/or ethical situations.
  4. Analyze the impact of diversity on the organization, work with constituents to identify global challenges, and propose solutions to the challenges.
  5. Evaluate internal and external information to inform decision making, and present findings in written and/or oral formats to a variety of audiences.

MBA Accounting Concentration Program Objective

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

  1. Evaluate business situations using advanced accounting concepts and methods.

Special Admissions

Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in business or a related discipline that includes courses in managerial or cost accounting, tax accounting, and auditing to be admitted to this Master of Business Administration in Accounting (MBAA) program. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline must enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management (MBABM) program.

The prerequisite for the courses below may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, chief executives, general and operations managers, sales managers, and administrative services managers.

Program Content

A minimum of 39.00 semester credit hours is required.

Required Core MBA Courses

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 600

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

None/Corequisite MBA 606

3.00

MBA 606

Research and Decision Making

None

3.00

MBA 615

Marketing

MBA 540 ▲ and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 621

Financial and Managerial Accounting

MBA 520 ▲ and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 626

Information Systems and Technology

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 631

Operations and Project Management

MBA 606

3.00

MBA 639

Managerial Economics

MBA 530 ▲ and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 645

Finance

MBA 520 ▲ and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 690

Strategic Planning

MBA 520 ▲, MBA 530 ▲, MBA 540 ▲,
and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 691

Graduate Capstone Project

Final semester

3.00

Required Accounting Concentration Course

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 658

Advanced Managerial Accounting

MBA 520 ▲, MBA 606, and MBA 621

3.00

Accounting Concentration Elective Courses

A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours is required.

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisites/ Corequisites

Semester Credit Hours

MBA 655

Advanced Auditing

AC 418 , MBA 520 , and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 656

Accounting Information Systems

MBA 520 ▲ and MBA 606

3.00

MBA 657

Advanced Taxation

AC 221 , MBA 520 , and MBA 606

3.00

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