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Acquire specialized knowledge of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting standards for publicly traded companies. Analyze the information in corporate annual reports, SEC filings, etc., to gain a better understanding of financial performance and trends. 

This specialization includes in-depth knowledge of management accounting techniques for budgeting and management of both service and product oriented businesses. Acquire knowledge of tax compliance requirements and tax planning strategies for normal business operations and for the life-cycle of business start-up, expansion, and reorganizations.

The MBA with Accounting Specialization

There are two parts to an MBA with a specialization in accounting .

  • Your MBA Core Courses which give you the breadth of an MBA degree.
  • You will utilize 12 of your electives for Accounting specialization courses which give you tools for an accounting career.


Accounting specialization may include courses in subjects such as:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Tax Planning for Managers
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Controllership: Financial Strategy and Controls
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Controllership and Financial Leadership
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing Practice
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Fraud Examination
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Auditing
  • Professional Judgment and Ethical Decisions in Accounting
  • Capitalism, Accounting and Ethical Choices


For more details, please schedule an appointment with an advisor.


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