In today's closely monitored economic and business environment, organizations must be vigilant about maintaining proper accounting management and appropriate methods of financial reporting. All companies, regardless of size or sector, continue to need individuals with a solid understanding of accounting theory and best practices who can provide ethical and accurate financial reporting. Benedictine University's online MBA Accounting concentration will help you and your organization thrive in a business environment that is subject to greater financial scrutiny and oversight.
The online MBA with a concentration in Accounting is designed for professionals interested in accounting roles at various types of organizations, such as privately held companies, large corporations, nonprofits and consulting firms.
The Online Accounting MBA Curriculum
In addition to core MBA concepts, your online MBA in Accounting concentration covers financial and managerial accounting, the theory and practice of financial reporting, and the impact of taxes on business decisions.
The Accounting concentration requires three concentration-specific courses in addition to your foundation and managerial process coursework, for a total of 64 credit hours:
- MBA 504 Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice
Focus on the theory and practice behind the preparation and use of financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, the statement of cash flows and other documents for financial reporting. Coursework provides an understanding of the significance and limitations of financial statements. Learning outcomes are useful for managers requiring a sophisticated knowledge of accounting information as it relates to bottom-line responsibility, particularly those managers required to provide attestation of the accuracy of financial reporting, internal controls and taxation. This course also benefits those pursuing careers in professional accounting and/or planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
- MBA 506 Corporate Accounting Theory & Practice II
This is a continuation of MBA 504 providing an in-depth study of the conceptual framework of corporate accounting and generally accepted accounting practices with particular reference to the problem areas of financial reporting, such as accounting for pensions, accounting for income taxes, segment reporting and earnings per share. Intended for those who are pursuing a career in accounting or finance, especially those who are seeking professional certification as a CPA.
- MBA 605 Tax Influences on Decision Making
This course presents the impact of federal income taxation on various business decisions, such as the type of business organization, capital gains, timing of income, depreciation, investments and employee benefits. In addition, segments of the course will focus on individual income taxation and the core areas of expense deductions, exemptions, income recognition and special credits. You will also learn to effectively communicate tax accounting concepts using appropriate terminology to gain a better understanding of the theory and objectives of tax law, as well as the outcomes (in terms of dollars and cents) of various different tax strategies, tactics, elections and related decisions.
Why Choose Benedictine's Online MBA in Accounting?
By earning your MBA in Accounting online at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all the benefits that Benedictine offers its students:
- Classes are fully online so you can schedule your coursework around your personal and professional commitments
- Earn a degree from a highly respected university with a strong academic history going back more than 127 years
- Full-time advisors are available to help and answer questions as needed
Find out more about how Benedictine's online MBA in Accounting can advance your career. Call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to an Admissions Advisor, or request more information.