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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track)

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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track)

The landscape of business is changing. New financial regulations and tighter lending standards mean that accountants’ roles are more important than ever. Our Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track) can prepare you to play a part. Study a solid core curriculum that features built-in Wiley CPAexcel® prep and covers managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and much more.

This program features a certificate option, which allows you to move certificate courses early in your degree program so you can demonstrate your accounting knowledge to employers before you graduate. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, which you can leverage to enhance your career.

Talk with an Enrollment Representative to find out if the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track) meets your interests.

You can also learn more about the Master of Business Administration degree program without the certificate.

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What you’ll learn

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is based on current research of managerial competencies and graduate business standards as tested by existing national standardized graduate business examinations. In addition to the University of Phoenix learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to identify and solve organizational problems using a systematic decision-making approach. 
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs in a global business environment.
  • Apply critical analysis of alternatives under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Develop awareness of their own values and the effect of those values on organizational decision making.
  • Assess whether an organization's plans and actions align with its values.
  • Comprehend the application of a significant amount of business administration knowledge within the domains of management, business law, human capital management, organizational leadership, quantitative reasoning for business, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation.

The MBA consists of 36-51 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the required course of study. Students can gain additional knowledge in a concentration area through the selection and completion of concentration-specific courses.
 

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting gainful employment disclosures (CA).
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View the Graduate Accounting Certificate gainful employment disclosures.

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Students who select an Accounting Concentration may not educationally qualify to sit for the CPA exam in some states. To the extent that a student intends to sit for the CPA examination, the student should consult with the applicable board of examiners in the state or states in which the individual intends to sit for the examination to determine the precise educational and other requirements, including the acceptability of the University's Accounting Concentration.

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School of Business faculty members hold master's degrees or higher, average 20 years of experience in their industry, and hold titles including CEO, CFO, COO and President.

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