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