Masters of Business Administration in Accounting

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The mission of the Master of Business Administration in Accounting 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 100% 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 the 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.

*See the BBA/MBA-Accounting Dual Degree Program in the undergraduate section for courses available to be dual coded. This option is only available for students completing the BBA-Accounting (CPA Track) and continuing into the MBA-Accounting. They are eligible to be taken after the student has completed 90 credit hours towards the BBA-Accounting degree.

A graduate with an MBA Accounting Degree will be able to:

  • Synthesize and utilize financial information to evaluate management decision-making.
  • Identify management skills necessary to lead organizations.
  • Utilize an ethical framework to formulate solutions to issues faced by management.
  • Communicate financial analysis effectively using appropriate business acumen.
  • Select and use appropriate analytical tools to make informed decisions.
  • Examine and review documentation of a business problem and make a supported decision based on their research.

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

  • 24 semester hours must be completed at Amberton University
  • 36 semester hours to complete the program, excluding the prerequisite. The BBA/MBA dual track program option can be completed in 30 hours for those completing their BBA-Accounting degree with Amberton and utilizing the option to complete six credits in the undergraduate program noted by * below.
  • 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 course or the equivalency, which the student must have successfully completed, or the following course must be taken:
BUS4113 - Accounting & Finance for Managers 3 hours
II. Required Graduate Studies6 Hours
ACC6165 - Tax Planning and Research 3 hours
ACC6036 - Ethics for Accountants 3 hours
III. Major Requirements: 24 Hours
COM5469 - Managerial Communication 3 hours
FIN5250 - Corporate Finance* 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
** This course has a prerequisite of 12 hours of 5000/6000 Business Administrative Courses
IV. Electives6 hours
Select 6 hours from the following courses:

Totals:36 Hours
(Excluding Program Prerequisites)
PLEASE NOTE: 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. Questions regarding licensure should be directed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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