2021-2022 Academic Catalog

MBA in Business Administration: Accounting

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Program Description

The accounting concentration of the MBA program expands students' knowledge of accounting principles and practices. It builds technical, research and communication skills and is suitable for students with little to no accounting background who are interested in the role that accounting plays in business operations. 

Students in this concentration:

  • Utilize relevant professional accounting technology. 
  • Apply fundamental concepts of accounting in various business scenarios.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how national and international changes to accounting policies impact the accounting profession.

Note: It is recommended that students seeking to become certified public accountants pursue Cal U's M.Acc. degree. For just 48 credits, students are able to earn both the M.Acc. and the MBA: Accounting degrees.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Adam 
(Additional Contact: Joshua Chicarelli)

Delivery Mode

Blended or 100% Online


Cal U's business and economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.


Course Credits
Core Courses  
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise 3
MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 3
MBA 740  Business, Government and Society 3
MBA 750  MBA Capstone 3
Course Options (Specialized Courses)  
ACC 710  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 715  Advanced Federal Income Tax 3
ACC 720  Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACC 730  Advanced Auditing 3
Business Electives (500-level or higher ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MBA, MGT, MIS or MKT) 6
Total 36

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