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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

The Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting helps professionals with bachelor’s degrees strengthen their business management skills with an emphasis on accounting and finance. With courses such as Strategic Planning & Implementation, Taxation, and Financial Reporting, the curriculum is designed to provide the tools you need to help you take on bigger challenges in the business and accounting fields. Find out how University of Phoenix can prepare you to make strides in the business and accounting worlds.

What you’ll learn

 
 
 

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

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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 degree 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.

The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

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How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Individual courses are also available.

When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.

Make your enrollment decision easier with our tuition tool

From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.

How much will it cost?

Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.

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Cash Plan

Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Federal Financial Aid Plan

Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.

Third-party billing

Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.

Need more information?

An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.

How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Learn in an accredited business degree program.

    The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Master of Business Administration degree program at University of Phoenix.

  • Develop in-demand, 21st-century skills.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the demand for accountants and auditors will increase 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, and accountants who’ve earned certifications may have the best job prospects (BLS, 2010). The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting not only prepares you to manage in the fields of accounting and finance, but it also helps you prepare for portions of the CPA exam.

  • Apply accounting management strategies to contemporary problems.

    Students who complete the accounting concentration in the MBA program have the opportunity to build managerial skills through MBA coursework as they develop an understanding of accounting concepts and applications. Through classroom discussions that focus on business and accounting theories, working learners combine theory and practice that apply to real working issues.

  • Join alumni who are forging their own paths.

    In the School of Business, we have more than 350,000 alumni. In a 2011 alumni survey, 11 percent of the 23,300 respondents were entrepreneurs who’d started their own businesses.

Is this the right program for you?

If leading in the financial and accounting areas of business is important to you, learn how University of Phoenix can help you develop the skills you’ll need.You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.

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