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MBA Accounting Concentration

Understand Today's Financial Opportunities with an Accounting Concentration

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Gain an overview of the conceptual framework of accounting and the advanced knowledge you need to succeed in managerial and C-suite roles. Our specialized MBA degree will prepare you for the financial landscape of today's organizations.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Prepare for High-Level Accounting Roles with a Flexible MBA

In our online and hybrid MBAs with an accounting concentration, you'll gain an understanding of capital budgeting, finance, taxation and accounting information systems, forensic accounting and government/not-for-profit accounting. Our rich accounting curriculum is taught by experts in the field who are committed to supporting your growth. As an OHIO MBA student, you may also qualify for a $5,000 scholarship through the College of Business – contact our enrollment team for more information.

Courses

3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
OHIO's accounting curriculum ensures that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the financial landscape of various organizations through three focused courses.

  • ACCT 5010 Intermediate Accounting Concepts (3 credits)


    This course studies the conceptual framework of accounting, disclosure standards for general purpose financial statements, and measurement standards for cash, receivables, inventories, tangible and intangible operating assets, investments, liabilities, and associated revenues and expenses, including application of compound interest techniques. Measurement and reporting standards for contingencies, stockholders' equity, and special problems associated with revenue recognition are also studied.

  • ACCT 5020 Advanced Accounting Concepts I (3 credits)


    This course studies advanced accounting topics in the following areas: Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Taxation and Accounting Information Systems.

  • ACCT 5030 Advanced Accounting Concepts II (3 credits)


    This course studies advanced accounting topics in the following areas: Auditing, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination, Advanced Financial Accounting and Governmental/Not-for-Profit Accounting.

Career Outlook

Growth in the accounting field is high. Demand for accountants is expected to grow 7% between 2020 and 2030, creating 96,000 new jobs. A variety of roles are available to those with an MBA degree and accounting expertise.

  • Actuary

    $105,900

    per year2

  • Auditor

    $77,250

    per year1

  • Financial Analyst

    $81,410

    per year3

Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Actuaries. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analyst. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.