Program Details

Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
54 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Accelerate Your Learning with the MBA in Accounting

Accelerate your path to a career in advanced or corporate accounting with Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Accounting. Learn the principles of bookkeeping and practices that support financial stability in business. In this graduate accounting program, offered by the Colangelo College of Business, foster the skills to help balance the books or compete for advanced management positions.

The MBA with an emphasis in accounting program explores a broad range of business topics and principles, including the key fundamentals of financial reporting practice, economics and marketing. Coursework reviews several models of executive leadership inclusive of operations management. Under the guidance of expert faculty, discuss formulation and execution approaches within organizations and sustainability in the global marketplace.

Degree Outcomes

Study Advanced Business and Accounting Methods

The MBA in accounting degree increases your understanding in areas of financial accounting and reporting affecting corporations, partnerships, nonprofits, government and international operations. Emerge as a critical thinker through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information.

The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam is a required step for achieving a CPA license from your state of residence or practice. In GCU's unique MSA degree program, several course hours are devoted to your preparation for the Uniform CPA Exam. You are strongly encouraged to sit for the test soon after graduation to maximize your potential for success.

What You Will Learn

Learn Accounting Strategies to Help You Succeed

The MBA in accounting explores a wide range of topics and learning objectives:

  • Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, cost behavior, systems, budgeting and performance evaluation
  • Financial business decisions, including forecasting, development of pro-formas and management of working capital and fundraising
  • Leadership models and theories evaluated through a variety of insights and viewpoints
  • Ethical and socially responsible business practices
  • Planning, executing and defining strategies within organizations
  • Financial statements and information for internal and external decision-making

Career Outcomes

Accounting Careers

GCU's Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting prepares you to compete for advanced management positions in corporate or public accounting. Common careers include chief financial officer, VP of accounting, staff accountant, senior accountant, accounting manager, controller and business executive.

Course List

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Major:
54 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
54 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the College of Business, key concepts of leadership, and an overview of how the science of organizational behavior contributes to effective leaders and managers.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and for students who have not had accounting in undergraduate work. Topics covered include the principles and practices of financial accounting and the fundamentals of managerial accounting, such as cost behavior and budgeting. The course covers accounting theories using computational examples, and homework is problem solving.

Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are preparing for more advanced coursework in accounting and is designed for students who have not had finance in undergraduate work. Topics covered include financial analysis, financial planning, asset evaluation, capital structure, and working capital management.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students in mathematical, probability, and statistical concepts for their upcoming studies in quantitative methods. The course is intended for those students who have not had any prior statistical education, although students who have had statistics should also consider taking the course as a refresher.

Course Description

This courses introduces microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts that are relevant to contemporary business. Emphasis is placed on using economic data for business decision making.

Course Description

This course is a study in the quantitative tools and techniques used to model business functions and applications. Emphasis is placed on how to set up models, and how to interpret and apply their results. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

Management of the marketing function, market environmental analysis, and marketing planning, strategy, and control are fundamentals of marketing management. The course examines the marketing process, marketing research, product development innovation and diffusion, pricing strategy, distribution value drain, advertising and promotion, and strategic marketing issues. Emphasis is placed on case study analysis and current academic research with a marketing plan as a significant curriculum component.

Course Description

This course covers managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, including the study of cost behavior, cost systems, budgeting, and performance evaluation. Coursework includes case studies, group projects, and class discussion. Prerequisite: ACC-502.

Course Description

Operations Management examines managerial concepts and strategies relating to the management of operations in both manufacturing and service environments. Emphasis is placed on methods to streamline and drive inefficiencies out of a firm’s internal processes to build a highly efficient organization. The course also focuses on external processes by examining ways to achieve greater supply chain integration with suppliers and customers. Quantitative and qualitative methods and tools are introduced and applied. Prerequisite: SYM-506.

Course Description

This course discusses elements of business financial decisions, including financial forecasting and development of proformas, management of working capital, capital budgeting, capital structure, and raising funds in capital markets. Prerequisite: FIN-504.

Course Description

This course examines the definition, formulation, and execution of strategy within organizations. There is specific emphasis on the role of innovation and leadership in strategic management and an organization’s ability to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Prerequisites: MGT-605, MKT-607, ACC-650, and FIN-650.

Course Description

This course is an exploration of advanced topics in financial accounting and reporting, including recognition, measurement, and valuation issues affecting corporations, partnerships, consolidated entities, not-for-profits, government, and international operations. Prerequisite: ACC-650.

Course Description

This course covers in-depth analysis and interpretation of corporate financial reports. Students examine the form, content, and general accounting principles governing the construction of financial statements. There is particular emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of financial data as well as on the utility and limitations of financial accounting data. Prerequisites: ACC-650 or ACC-653, and ACC-660.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

Online and Evening program disclosures

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