Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting
Have you considered working toward a Master of Business Administration in Accounting? An online graduate degree from Western International University® (West) is rigorous but manageable for working adults. (An on-campus option may also be available; contact a student advisor for details.)
Professionals today are expected to leverage a broad range of skill sets while demonstrating expertise in specialized roles. This program offers accounting professionals practice in advanced management and decision-making skills. It also allows students to focus on in-depth accounting topics and developments ranging from the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ethics and advanced applications.
This program is designed for the student with an accounting background and/or an undergraduate degree in accounting. Although students in the Master of Business Administration in Accounting in Accounting program would greatly benefit from having an undergraduate degree in a business discipline, it is not required.
Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requires membership in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as well as education, work experience, and examination requirements. While the programs at West are designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the IMA, West cannot assure that successful graduates will meet their states’ or IMA’s specific eligibility requirements to take the CPA or CMA exams or apply for licensure or certification as a CPA or CMA. Applicants should check with their appropriate state organization and/or the IMA to determine if the West program, combined with their undergraduate degree, work experience, and any other specific criteria, meets examination and licensing eligibility requirements for the CPA and/or CMA designations. State and/or IMA requirements may vary from the time of admission to program completion. There is no assurance at the time of program completion that the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.
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Because fewer than ten (10) students completed this program during the most recent federal award year, the Department of Education does not permit the University to disclose the on-time completion rate.1
Includes cost per credit, application fee, and fees for resources (books/eMaterials) for students completing the program in normal time.
MEDIAN GRADUATE DEBT4
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1The on-time completion rate identifies the percentage of students completing this program during the most recent federal award year who completed it within "normal time." The term "normal time" means the length of time it would take a student to complete this program if the student is continuously enrolled, takes one course at a time, and successfully completes each attempted course. Students enrolled in this degree program are typically nontraditional students. Students may exceed "normal time" for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, internships, practicums, clinical rotations, student teaching or administrator experiences required for licensure.
2Graduates of this program will be educationally qualified to enter the occupations listed. Visit onetonline.org for job descriptions.
3The range provided represents the sum of tuition and typical fees required to complete the program within normal time, based on the University’s 2012/2013 tuition levels. The actual costs that will be incurred by a particular student to complete this program will depend upon factors specific to that student. Tuition rates for this program may vary due to factors such as: (i) geographic location of the student; (ii) modality of coursework; (iii) military service; and (iv) future changes in tuition rates. The number of credits required for a particular student to complete the program will be dependent upon various factors, including: (i) transfer credits available; (ii) repeated coursework; and (iii) completion of additional specializations within this program. Please contact a student advisor for additional information.
4Because fewer than ten (10) students completed this program during the most recent federal award year, the Department of Education does not permit the University to disclose the median graduate debt incurred by students.
- Analyze problems specific to the business environment through interpretation of financial results.
- Apply finance tools in conjunction with accounting methodologies that are necessary to maintain a corporate perspective of the international and domestic business environments and the financial management of a corporation.
- Apply current knowledge of accounting trends to address emerging business issues.
UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITES – 9 credits**ACC 301 Financial Accounting
ACC 302 Managerial Accounting*
FIN 317 Financial Management*
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 15 credits
ACC 610 Advanced Cost Accounting*
ACC 618 Advanced Auditing*
ACC 623 Forensic Accounting*
ACC 622 Federal Taxation*
ACC 642 Multinational Taxation*
ACC 675 Advanced Consolidation Accounting*
CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 39
**Credits not applied toward degree requirements.