The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been designed to provide the appropriate academic preparation for individuals to hold professional careers in either the private or the public sector. It is a comprehensive program directed to equip students with the theoretical basis complemented with necessary tools, techniques, skills, and applications to cope with the complexities and demands of the internal and external business environments and to make better decisions.
The program builds on and develops fundamental knowledge in the area of accounting. Students are guided and mentored as to the appropriate pedagogical methodologies needed to acquire critical analytical skills and research capabilities. The individual course of study follows a personalized, interdisciplinary curriculum developed in conjunction with the graduate advisor. The program is a 39 credit-hour, self-contained program. The length of the program for a full-time student is normally two years, but the degree may be earned in less time by attending summer session courses.
The program is committed to providing its students with the targeted education and technical knowledge necessary to enter the accounting profession and to pursue a successful professional career. The field of Accounting offers challenging and rewarding opportunities in public accounting, auditing, and tax accounting in industry, government, and commercial enterprises. It also prepares students to continue their professional careers by pursuing technical advanced certificates and diplomas, for example, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
CORE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
ECO 500 Business Economics
FIN 500 Financial Management
MGT 500 Contemporary Management
MGT 501 Adv. Quantitative Methods in Business
MGT 502 Research Methods in Business
MKT 500 Marketing Management
EMPHASIS ELECTIVES (12 credits)
ACC 500 Managerial Accounting
ACC 540 Contemporary Professional Acc.Theory
ACC 560 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC 565 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 575 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 580 Advanced Auditing
ACC 585 Budgeting Planning and Control
ACC 587 Taxation
ACC 590 Special Topics in Accounting
ACC 595 Seminar in Accounting
ELECTIVES (9 credits)
ACC 598 Research Project in Accounting
ACC 599 Research Thesis in Accounting