In today's closely monitored economic and business environment, organizations must be vigilant about maintaining proper accounting records and financial reports. All companies, regardless of size or sector, continue to need individuals with a solid understanding of accounting theory and best practices who can ensure ethical and accurate financial reporting. Benedictine University's online MBA Accounting concentration will help you and your organization compete 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.
Acquire the Advanced Skills that Employers Demand
Careers in accounting are demanding. Being an accountant requires integrity, business instinct, the ability to find efficiencies and the communication skills required to explain complex information in laymen’s terms. Our diverse curriculum helps you acquire these skills and can open up new MBA career opportunities in the accounting field.
Hands on Learning from the Comfort of Your Home
The concentration courses also include mini capstone experiences that allow you to apply your learning to real world scenarios in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of your instructor.
The Online Accounting MBA Curriculum
In addition to core MBA concepts, the 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. Concentration-specific classes will give you the technical knowledge you need to pursue a successful career in accounting.
The Accounting concentration requires three concentration-specific courses in addition to your foundation and managerial process coursework, for a total of 16 courses:
- 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 used for standard financial reporting. Coursework covers 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 attest to 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, income taxes, segment reporting and earnings per share. Intended for those who are pursuing a career in accounting or finance, especially those 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?
Earning your graduate business degree online from Benedictine allows you to fit your MBA studies into your life. By earning your MBA in Accounting online at Benedictine, you can take advantage of all the benefits that the university 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 130 years.
- Full-time advisors are available to help and answer questions as needed.
- Participate in an MBA program that U.S. News & World Report named to their list of the "Best Online Graduate Business Programs."
- Earn your master’s degree with one of the most in-demand MBA concentrations available today.
- Learn from seasoned faculty members who have extensive experience in management, accounting, and consulting. Among them are government advisors, best-selling authors, and international speakers.
- As an online student at Benedictine, you can take advantage of the many career resources available at our Virtual Career Center.
Find out more about how Benedictine's online MBA in Accounting can advance your career. Call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to a Program Manager, or request more information.