Masters of Business Administration in Accounting

Degree Plan Details

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The mission of the program is to prepare students to use advanced accounting skills for management-level careers in all areas of accounting including public accounting, private industry, federal, state and local governments and non-profit organizations by ensuring graduates are competent in the latest practices and principles of business, communication, ethics, management, accounting concepts and standard procedures.  Amberton’s MBA in Accounting prepares graduates for careers as chief financial officers, chief operating officers, business consultants, management analysts, and chief executives. The program can be completed entirely online, though some coursework is available to be taken onsite at the student’s option.  It also builds upon the BBA Accounting program at Amberton to allow students to complete coursework necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam in the state of Texas.  Requirements for the exam vary from state to state and change periodically. 


A graduate with a MBA in Accounting will be able to: 

  • Evaluate business trends and the state of the economy.
  • Analyze historical and current financial data for investment purposes.
  • Study tax rules and their application to business strategy and decision-making.
  • Understand how accounting decisions impact the regulatory environment.


The minimum requirements for a Master of Business Administration in Accounting are: 

  • 24 semester hours applicable to the degree must be completed at Amberton University
  • 36 semester hours to complete the program, excluding prerequisites
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is required

Degree Plan

I. Program Prerequisites9 Hours
Prerequisite to the M.B.A. Accounting program is either 1) an earned bachelor's degree in accounting; or 2) an earned bachelor’s, which will include at least 30-hours in business, including the following three accounting courses or their equivalency, which the student must have successfully completed, or the following courses must be taken:
ACC3114 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours
ACC3115 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours
ACC3117 Cost Accounting 3 hours
II. Required Graduate Studies6 Hours
ACC6165 Tax Planning and Research 3 hours
RGS6036 Ethics for Decision Making 3 hours
III. Major Requirements: 24 Hours
COM5469 Managerial Communication 3 hours
BUS5110 International Business 3 hours
MGT5203 Operations Management 3 hours
ACC6120 Accounting Information Systems 3 hours
ACC6130 Financial Statement Analysis 3 hours
ACC6135 Data Analytics for Accountants 3 hours
ACC6155 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 hours
MGT6203 Strategic Management (capstone course) 3 hours
IV. Electives6 hours
Select 6 hours from the following courses:

Totals:36 Hours
(Excluding Program Prerequisites)

Students who complete the Amberton University Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting AND Master of Business Administration in Accounting meet the education requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.  However, each student should carefully review the current state requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for changes and updates. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy provides clear guidelines and requirements to take the CPA exam and in applying for a new licensure. It is the sole responsibility of each student to satisfy each of the requirements of the State of Texas, including the in-seat-hours educational requirement.  Questions regarding licensure should be directed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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