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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.
While widely available, not all programs or courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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:
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.
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 Graduate Accounting Certificate gainful employment disclosures.
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
Talk with a representative to learn more about the admissions process and choose your degree program.
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.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.
From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Master of Business Administration degree program at University of Phoenix.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the demand for accountants and auditors will increase 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, and accountants who’ve earned certifications may have the best job prospects (BLS, 2010). The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting not only prepares you to manage in the fields of accounting and finance, but it also helps you prepare for portions of the CPA exam.
Students who complete the accounting concentration in the MBA program have the opportunity to build managerial skills through MBA coursework as they develop an understanding of accounting concepts and applications. Through classroom discussions that focus on business and accounting theories, working learners combine theory and practice that apply to real working issues.
In the School of Business, we have more than 350,000 alumni. In a 2011 alumni survey, 11 percent of the 23,300 respondents were entrepreneurs who’d started their own businesses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
The University of Phoenix School of Business prepares students for the 21st-century business world by collaborating with business leaders to develop programs that align with employer needs.
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.
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
We provide each student with representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.