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The MBA in Accounting Program consists of  40 credits of graduate business study. This includes 22 credits of non-accounting MBA core courses, plus 6 credits of accounting MBA core courses, plus 12 accounting concentration credits  Those without an undergraduate business background may need to take up to an additional 12 credits of Foundation Courses.

All courses in green type are offered both online and on campus. Courses in black type are offered only on campus. Courses in blue type are offered only online. With sufficient demand additional courses will be offered online.

MBA Core Courses--Non-Accounting (22 credits)

The core component is comprised of required graduate business courses that extend the basic business background provided in the Foundation Component.  The Core Courses1 are:


  • GEB 6215  Graduate Business Communication Applications (3 cr)--see note 2

  • GEB 6931  Contemporary Issues in the Industry: the Executive Forum (1 cr)

  • FIN 6806    Advanced Financial Management (3 cr)

  • MAN 6937  Global Environment of Management (3 cr)

  • MAR 6815  Strategic Concepts in Marketing (3 cr)

  • MAN 6151 Organizational Behavior (3 cr)

  • MAN 6501  Operations Management (3 cr)--see note 3

  • MAN 6721  Global Business Strategy (3 cr)


MBA Core Courses--Accounting (6 credits)

  • ACG 6085 Advanced Analysis and Application of Accounting Data (for those without an undergraduate accounting degree or advanced undergraduate work in accounting) or ACG 6135 (for those with an undergraduate degree in accounting or advanced undergraduate work in accounting).  (3 cr)

  • ACG 6475  Advanced Accounting Information Systems (3 cr)

Accounting Concentration Courses (12 credits from the following list)
                   (Also see the projected schedule of online accounting courses.)

Note: The prerequisites for many of the graduate accounting courses are being changed so that they can be taken with either graduate standing or after ACG 6085 or ACG 6135.

  • TAX 6025 Taxation Concepts (3 cr)

  • ACG 6275 International Accounting (3 cr)

  • ACG 6935 Accounting and Internal Controls for eCommerce (3 cr)

  • ACG 6935 Consulting (3 cr)

  • ACG 6135 Advanced Accounting Theory (3 cr)

  • ACG 6935 Advanced Accounting Concepts (3 cr)

  • ACG 6595 Accounting and Governmental Regulation

  • ACG 6625 EDP Auditing  

  • ACG 6656 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice

  • ACG 6675 Operational Auditing

  • ACG 6815 Accounting Research (3 cr)

  • ACG 6175-Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr)

  • ACG 6367 Advanced Cost Accounting Theory and Practice

  • Tax 6065 Tax Research 

  • Tax 6105 Corporate Taxation 1

  • Tax 6405 Estates and Trusts

  • Tax 6114 Corporate Taxation 2

  • Tax 6877 Practices and Procedures

  • Tax 6875 Tax Topics

  • Tax 6525 International Tax

Foundation Courses (for those without an undergraduate business degree)

The Foundation Component introduces the broad field of business administration and the fundamental quantitative techniques used in business analysis.  Courses in the Foundation Component are:

  • ACG 6027 Financial Accounting Concepts            
  • FIN 6408  Financial Management                         
  • MAR 6055 Marketing Functions and Processes
  • ECO 6008 Seminar in Modern Economic Concepts & Theories

Note: We are working on offering online coverage for MAR 6055, ECO 6008. Contact the School of Accounting Director if you do not have a business degree and wish to attend as an online student.

Other Information

$100 Additional E-college fee per course.  Beginning Summer 2002 fee will be included in tuition.


1Fundamental knowledge of college algebra, calculus, statistics and software is assumed.  It is recommended that all candidates evaluate their skills in those areas prior to application.  Successful performance in graduate-level coursework will require proficiency in the use of a personal database software.  The capabilities may be developed through coursework or through self-study in the Stuart-James Research Center.

Required core courses will change for students who earned undergraduate degrees in business, depending on past academic experience.  Other MBA courses may be substituted for core courses if a student has had equivalent work.  Therefore, upon entry into the MBA program, each student should contact the Graduate Business Advisor to develop a program of study that reflects past academic work and that best meets the student's career objective.

2All new business students are required to take GEB 6215 Graduate Business Communication and GEB 6931 the MBA Executive Forum, at their first registration in core or elective courses.  Students enrolling in exclusively for foundation courses are not required to register for GEB 6215 until that point.  They must receive credit for GEB 6215 within one year (three semesters) of enrollment in the first core or elective class.

3Students who have had an undergraduate Operations Management course may substitute MAN 6525, MAN 6526 or QMB 6603 for MAN 6501.

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