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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
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
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is designed for students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in business. The program reflects current research of managerial competencies as well as graduate business standards as reflected by existing national standardized graduate business tests.
In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following:
- Recognize and solve problems systematically to make better business decisions.
- Manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs.
- Discover how diversity and values strengthen working relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
- Leverage technology in a global environment to create sustainable competitive advantage.
- Evaluate risks and develop plans to lessen or eliminate their impact.
- Develop awareness of one's own personal values and how they affect business decision making.
- Assess whether an organization's plans and actions are aligned to meet its values.
- Integrate knowledge and reach decisions with incomplete or limited information.
- Understand a broad range of theoretical and practical applications in business.
The MBA consists of 36-54 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of business: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation. Students can develop additional expertise in a particular area through the selection and completion of 15 credits of elective courses to earn a concentration, which may be recorded on the student's transcript.
Make an informed choice
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 program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting gainful employment disclosures (MA).
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
How to get started
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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.
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.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
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.
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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
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.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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