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Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration Online

The rigorous, AACSB-accredited MBA with Accounting Concentration online program at ESU offers you both a broad business management base and 12 credit hours of specialized accounting, plus additional accounting elective courses. Accounting-specific coursework is applicable to real-world situations and gives you the knowledge and tools to competently navigate within the areas of financial management and reporting, taxation, and auditing. Coursework can be applied to help meet the 150-hour requirement to sit the CPA Exam.

Overview

The Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration online at Emporia State University is your best asset in honing the leadership abilities, essential business knowledge and advanced accounting expertise you need to move ahead in your accounting management career.

$12,600 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

36 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration online at Emporia State University is your best asset in honing the leadership abilities, essential business knowledge and advanced accounting expertise you need to move ahead in your accounting management career.

This rigorous, AACSB-accredited MBA program, now delivered 100% online via accelerated 7-week courses, is taught by faculty with first-hand professional experience. Coursework can be applied toward the 150-hour requirement for the Uniform CPA Examination. Six starts per year and ESU's streamlined admission process, with an available GMAT waiver, help you get started right away, and the program can be finished in as few as 12 months.

This MBA is especially valuable if you are planning to both further your accounting career and manage financial professionals or corporate financial decision-making, as it offers a powerful combination of broad-based knowledge in business practice and more accounting concentration courses than most similar MBA programs (12-15 credit hours). Case study-driven coursework means you can apply what you learn immediately within your current position.

Required accounting courses give you the insights and relevant tools to competently navigate within areas of financial management and reporting. You will study advanced accounting, including accounting theory, advanced accounting issues, taxation implications for types of corporations and other fiduciary entities, and tax planning.

Core MBA coursework spans the fundamentals of managerial economics, marketing and financial management as well as the use of information systems and technology in quantitative analysis to inform dynamic decision-making. Our capstone course gives you the opportunity to apply your learnings in business policy and strategic management to achieve planned objectives.

Supplement your knowledge with electives that include Fraud Examination, Advanced Auditing, and Advanced Accounting Information Systems, Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting, among others.

As a graduate, you will be equipped with workplace-ready capabilities that prepare you to take on leadership roles in accounting such as Auditing Manager, Budget Analyst, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Manager, or Tax Manager.


In this online MBA program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of accounting theory within the context of policy setting and financial reporting
  • Learn to manage advanced accounting issues, including cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, pricing, cost management, capital investment, and inventory management
  • Complete an advanced study of taxation as it applies to sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited-liability entities, and fiduciaries
  • Hone your working knowledge of organizational behavior and managerial response
  • Learn to use information systems for managerial decision-making as well as understanding the use of complex technologies for organizational support
  • Study and apply the fundamentals of managerial economics and financial management
  • Integrate all aspects of your MBA program learnings and gain an understanding of the managerial role in policy formulation and strategic development

This online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Auditing Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Revenue Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Tax Manager
  • CPA

Accreditations:

AACSB Accredited
The Emporia State University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
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Tuition

Emporia State University offers accessible and affordable online degree programs designed to advance your professional qualifications. Tuition for the MBA with Accounting Concentration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$350 Per Credit Hour

$1,050 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$12,600 Total Tuition

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Calendar

The MBA with Accounting Concentration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2018, Session II October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 11, 2018 December 5, 2018
Spring 2019, Session I January 15, 2019 January 1, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 8, 2019 January 13, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring 2019, Session II March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 7, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 14, 2019 May 3, 2019
Summer 2019, Session 1 May 15, 2019 May 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 13, 2019 June 28, 2019
Summer 2019, Session II July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 August 16, 2019
Fall 2019, Session I August 19, 2019 August 5, 2019 August 7, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 15, 2019 October 4, 2019
Fall 2019, Session II October 14, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 10, 2019 December 4, 2019
Spring 2020, Session I January 14, 2020 January 1, 2020 January 3, 2020 January 7, 2020 January 12, 2020 March 3, 2020
Spring 2020, Session II March 16, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 4, 2020 March 9, 2020 March 12, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Admissions

To apply for the MBA with Accounting Concentration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree with a major in accounting from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution, or a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution with a transcript showing completion of required accounting background courses. GMAT waivers can be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

MBA with Accounting Concentration Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution, or a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution with a transcript showing completion of:
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
    • Cost Accounting
    • Income Taxation
    • Auditing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.65 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study, and
  • Meet the formula of (200 x undergraduate GPA) + GMAT =>1,050 (or equivalent GRE scores)

GMAT waiver available for:

  • Applicants with 3 or more years of significant leadership/management experience (with resume submitted)
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in business with a 3.5 or higher undergraduate GPA from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • Applicants holding a master's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution regardless of field

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to gradinfo@emporia.edu or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

Overnight address:
Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

The MBA with Accounting Concentration online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 21 credit hours of core courses, nine credit hours of required accounting courses, and six credit hours of electives. If you don't hold an undergraduate business degree, you must take an additional six credit hours of foundation courses.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an extension of microeconomic analysis to enterprises in the private and public sectors of the economy. Major emphasis is placed on the application of statistics and economic theory to decision-making in the firm. Backgrounds in economics (micro and macro) and statistics, as well as graduate standing, are required for this course.This course is study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision-making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an MBA-level course that examines the finance function of a firm from the viewpoint of the internal financial manager. The course emphasizes the conceptual and quantitative tools used to accomplish financial analysis, financial planning and control, management of working capital, and long-term assets, determining cost of capital and planning financial structures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the behavior of humans—individually, in groups and in organizations—is examined for managerial aspects. Particular attention is paid to the effects caused by diversity, reorganization and current environmental conditions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the graduate student with an understanding of the managerial role in the policy-formulation process and development of strategies to attain objectives. Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the final semester of study for the MBA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, the tasks of marketing are reviewed and analyzed within the context of a cross-functional and a marketing-oriented organization. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic environment of the organization and marketing with the intent to recognize, understand and integrate changes into the marketing process. Students are required to engage in critical thinking and expository writing.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course features advanced study of taxation as it applies to sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited-liability entities, and fiduciaries including the tax implications of forming, operating and dissolving such entities. Advanced topics such as financial tax accounting concepts, employee compensation, related party transactions and tax planning are also included.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course deals with advanced management accounting issues. Topics covered include: cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, pricing, strategic cost management, activity-based management, the Balanced Scorecard, quality cost management, environmental cost management, capital investment, inventory management and ethical control.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the conceptual basis of generally accepted accounting principles within the context of policy settings and the economics of financial-reporting regulation. The course will discuss the theoretical rationale for the treatment of elements of the financial statements.

You must take two of the following courses, including at least one accounting course. Elective course options will vary by term and are subject to change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the federal tax law as it applies to the taxation of corporations, subchapter S corporations, limited-liability companies, and partnerships. Tax issues associated with formation, operation, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, reorganizations and selected special topics are included.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to accounting and reporting standards for local governmental units and not-for-profit entities. Entities to be covered include municipal and state governments and various non-profit organizations. The objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles for governmental and not-for-profit entities. Students should develop an understanding of the basic concepts of fund accounting, be able to contrast accounting concepts of governmental and non-profit organizations with that of for-profit organizations, and have a basic knowledge of state and local government financial reporting requirements. In addition, students should have a basic awareness of the different requirements for local governments in Kansas.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of concepts of fraud examination and forensic accounting-related fraud, asset theft and financial statement misstatements. Topics covered include the nature of fraud, fraud prevention, detection methods, investigation procedure and types of fraud.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of how an external audit is performed by a team of auditors. This includes the documentation, testing and evaluation of internal controls, and the design and implementation of corroborative substantive tests. In addition to external auditing, other topics include governmental, internal and operational auditing as well as issues of current interest in the auditing literature.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course seeks to examine the linkages between information systems and accounting and to prepare students to be trusted business advisors. The course provides an overview of how to understand, analyze and control computerized information systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This class covers in detail the common law of contracts, sale law (UCC), negotiable documents, secured transactions, property law, bailments, trusts and estates, and bankruptcy law. The class is intended to give students more detailed coverage of important areas of law for businesses and to prepare accounting majors for the CPA exam.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will present project management techniques, potential problems and overall decision-making associated with software-development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a detailed analysis of the system development life cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document information systems with the object-oriented approach as well as the traditional approach. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills which the systems analyst should possess, including communication, problem-solving and project management skills. Team-oriented projects are utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to enhance and expand the knowledge and skill of students interested in careers in business analytics (BA). A primary method of learning these skills will be the application areas of spreadsheet and database design in multiple application environments. A predominant method for the development of these skills will be in a Business Simulation environment in which the students will run their own organization to generate the data with which to apply business analytics. The Business Simulation will be executed at various times during the semester to provide the database used in the various BA applications.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course serves as an introduction to the world of enterprise resource planning and also provides a solid foundation for many disciplines in common business processes and how they are supported by modern information systems. By studying both successful and unsuccessful implementation examples, students examine how and why an ERP system is implemented and how it is integrated with existing business processes. Students examine the impact of ERP on the organization and how change can be managed. An ERP system such as SAP will be used to experience several business processes and the software first hand. Consent of instructor is needed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers essential decision models and strategic metrics that form the cornerstone of marketing analytics. Using the insight gained in the course, students can predict the outcome of marketing plans to boost return on marketing investment (ROMI). The course emphasizes case studies and hands-on learning so students can immediately apply the tools and techniques in their organizations. A variety of relevant topics are discussed, such as market sizing, forecasting and positioning, promotion-budget allocation, profit maximization, and communicating to senior executives through data-driven presentations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the emerging business models, rules, tactics and strategies associated with the internet, stressing integration with other channels and marketing operations in both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides exposure to how consumers purchase and use products or services and the corresponding influencing factors, with emphasis on the components of attitudes, beliefs, information processing and the decision process. The strategies organizations employ to affect and respond to consumers' decisions are also studied.

The following courses are required only if you do not have an undergraduate business degree.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introductory study of the accounting and finance function of business firms from a manager's point of view. Emphasis is placed on the basic understanding of financial statements, accounting cycle, financial accounting vs managerial accounting, time value of money, and cash flows analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course gives an introduction to important economic and statistics concepts. The course covers the basics in these two areas necessary for students with no previous degree in business to be prepared for their core MBA courses. This course draws material from applied (business) statistics and applies that material to problems reinforcing both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

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