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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track)

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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track)

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.

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What you’ll learn

Students in the Master of Business Administration Concentration in Accounting (Certificate Track) will develop an understanding of accounting concepts and applications. Students will also become competent in the use of appropriate analytical tools and technologies. They will be sensitive to legal, ethical, and social values in the conduct and communication of accounting practice and decisions. In addition, students will have an understanding of a portion of the topics required in preparation for the CPA exam: Audit & Attestation, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment & Concepts. The program is designed for students who want to enhance their accounting management skills, enter the accounting profession, or complete additional coursework required for the CPA exam. While completing this program, students who may be planning to take the CPA exam will utilize CPA Test Preparation software in conjunction with their course work.

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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.

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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.

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