Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting

Grand Canyon University's MBA in Accounting prepares students to compete for advanced management positions in corporate or public accounting. Graduates of the MBA in Accounting may become informed critical thinkers and decision makers through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information.

Coursework for the MBA with an accounting concentration addresses the areas of financial accounting and reporting affecting corporations, partnerships, consolidated entities, not-for-profits, government and international operations. Students will also study the various types of audits, the principles involved in auditing, internal controls, and the responsibilities and authority of the internal audit function. The importance of accounting ethics is another topic of focus.

The MBA in Accounting program explores a broad range of business topics and principles including the key concepts of leadership and strategic management. Students will discuss formulation and execution strategies within organizations and how to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The program highlights the impact of the global economy on organizational decision making, planning and sourcing of organizational resources.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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