Masters of Business Administration in Accounting
Degree Plan Details
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
|I. Program Prerequisites||9 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 Studies||6 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
(ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT)
|IV. Electives||6 hours|
|Select 6 hours from the following courses:
BUS5110, BUS5425, ECO6140, ECO6250, FIN6290, FIN6186, MGT5670
(Excluding Program Prerequisites)