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Johnson & Wales University-Providence - Providence, RI

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
4-year

Want to rise through the ranks in private industry or a public accounting firm? Master the core business disciplines and gain advanced expertise in the latest accounting standards through our MBA with an Accounting concentration. Our world-class MBA program, the fourth largest in New England (behind only Harvard, BU and MIT), is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. You’ll be prepared to pursue management-level positions in any industry around the world and meet the 150 hours of advanced study requirement that candidates must satisfy to take the Uniform CPA Examination. Developed and updated in collaboration with leading companies, our professionally focused curriculum includes real-world projects and challenges so you can gain experience — what employers value the most. Our faculty experts are leaders in the industry they teach. They know what it takes to achieve success in their respective fields and share their insights with you. You’ll gain theoretical knowledge while learning how advanced accounting principles and techniques are applied in practice. You’ll also gain an understanding of research techniques that successful practitioners use most often. The Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Accounting provides the opportunity for advanced study in management and accounting. Successful completion of this program prepares individuals to pursue high-level careers in accounting and/or management positions both in private industry and in public accounting firms. Building on students’ preexisting foundation in accounting, this advanced program enables students to develop theoretical knowledge while learning how advanced accounting principles and techniques are applied in practice. Research techniques that successful practitioners use are also covered in this program. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to: Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision making at operational and strategic levels of an organization. Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions. Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions. Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations. Use applicable ethical and statutory regulations to make sound financial decisions based on current accounting standards. Graduates will learn executive business competencies, professional leadership, and strategic and creative thinking skills that will help them ethically solve problems that occur in the global business environment in culturally sensitive ways. This program is designed to meet the 150 hours of advanced study requirement that candidates must satisfy to take the Uniform CPA Examination. Prerequisite and foundation courses should be completed prior to registering for core and concentration classes.

Acceptance Rate

88.40%

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8,116

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Curriculum

Master of Business Administration - Accounting Concentration Master of Business Administration (MBA) Prerequisite Courses *, ** ACCT2021 Intermediate Accounting I ** 4.5 ACCT2022 Intermediate Accounting II 4.5 ACCT2023 Intermediate Accounting III 4.5 ACCT3011 Federal Taxes I 4.5 ACCT3040 Auditing 4.5 ACCT3050 Advanced Accounting 4.5 LAW3010 Business Law for Accountants *** 4.5 Foundation Courses ECON5000 Economics in the Global Economy 3 FISV5000 Corporate Financial Accounting 3 Core Courses IBUS5511 Global Economic Environments 3 MGMT5575 Operations Management 3 MGMT5800 Effective Leadership 3 MGMT5900 Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law 3 MRKT5500 Strategic Marketing 3 RSCH5700 Research and Inquiry 3 Accounting Courses ACCT6001 Accounting Theory 3 ACCT6003 Advanced Auditing 3 ACCT6020 Individual Taxation 3 ACCT6021 Corporate Taxation 3 LAW6000 Law for Accountants 3 Career Capstone Course MGMT6800 Business Policy and Strategy 3 Total Credits 36.0-73.5