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MBA - Accounting

By studying for an advanced degree, you can develop the management and financial skills you'll need to embark upon an executive-level career in the public or private sectors. Read on for details about Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, which offers the Accounting concentration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

For those who aspire to positions in senior management, there are programs such as Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Accounting. When you become a student of this program, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your existing accounting, business, and technological skills while polishing your communication and presentational abilities. You'll be able to gain advanced knowledge in areas such as budgeting, business analysis, auditing, information systems, and marketing. It may be possible to complete your studies in less than two years.

What are the Application Fees?

No application fee.

What Are the Prerequisites?

This online program was designed especially, but not exclusively, for employed professionals who want to prepare for career advancement without interrupting their current jobs. As an M.B. A. in Accounting major, you should possess mathematical and analytical skills as well as a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will need to amass 39 credits and successfully pass a total of 13 courses to graduate from this program. Foundation courses are only required if you have an undergraduate degree in a major other than business or a similar discipline. Program courses are outlined below.

Accounting M.B.A. Courses*

Course Code Course Name
ACC 610 Financial Reporting I
ACC 620 Financial Reporting II
TAX 660 Tax Factors in Business Decisions

M.B.A. Core Courses

Course Code Course Name
ACC 500 Managerial Accounting
IT 500 Information Technology
MKT 500 Marketing Strategies
ECO 500 Managerial Economics
FIN 500 Financial Management
INT 610 Multinational Corporate Environment
MBA 700 Strategic Management
OL 690 Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510 Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making
QSO 600 Production and Operation Management

Specialized M.B.A. Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisites for more advanced MBA material. Students with business-related undergraduate degrees typically are exempt from most foundation courses. In many cases, students choosing the electives track are able to apply credit hours from their foundation courses against their elective requirements.

Course Code Course Name
MBA 501 Mathematics and Statistics for Business
MBA 502 Economics for Business
MBA 503 Financial Reporting and Analysis
MBA 610 Business Law
OL 500 Human Behavior in Organizations

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Jobs for those with M.B.A. degrees may exist across several industries, including accounting, business, and finance. When you fulfill the requirements of this program, you could pursue opportunities such as:

  • Banker
  • Business Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Tax Planner