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MBA in Accounting Courses & Tuition
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Master of Business Administration

Accounting Concentration

MBA in Accounting Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our Accounting MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

Accounting concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your Accounting MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

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Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues

Professional Research for Accountants

Intermediate Accounting I

Intermediate Accounting II

Federal Taxes and Management Decisions

External Auditing

Budgeting

Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting Issues

Advanced Studies in Federal Taxes and Management Decisions

Auditing: An Operational and Internal Perspective Including Fraud Examination

Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues

International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises

Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Fraud Examination Concepts

Accounting Fraud Criminology and Ethics

Forensic Accounting: Ethics and the Legal Environment

CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation

CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts

CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting

CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation

Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues
ACCT530 – 3 credit hours
This course examines core values such as ethical reasoning; integrity; objectivity and independence; and processes for ethical decision-making. Current state, national and international regulatory developments are addressed. Case studies and analyses focus on concepts of professional responsibility and values, legal requirements and codes of professional conduct related to the accounting profession.
Professional Research for Accountants
ACCT540 – 3 credit hours
This course examines professional research skills critical in the accounting profession. Students identify research problems and authoritative sources, develop search criteria, gather and evaluate data, and formulate conclusions using a real-world case study approach in the areas of financial accounting, tax and audit. Students prepare a written report of their research and findings, and present recommendations.
Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT550 – 3 credit hours
This course deals with financial accounting practice and theory, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); the conceptual framework; accounting information systems, including financial statement reporting and disclosures; the time value of money; cash controls; and accounting and reporting for cash, receivables, inventories and long-term assets.
Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT551 – 3 credit hours
Intermediate Accounting II extends the coverage of ACCT550 to include investments; intangible assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; contributed capital and retained earnings; dilutive securities; and earnings per share.
Federal Taxes and Management Decisions
ACCT553 – 3 credit hours
This course deals with the need to recognize important tax consequences of common business transactions and how substantially different tax liabilities can result from nearly identical economic events. The course emphasizes practical results rather than technical compliance requirements to achieve those results.
External Auditing
ACCT555 – 3 credit hours
External Auditing deals with accepted principles, practices and procedures used by public accountants for certification of financial statements. The major focus is on external audit services; auditor and management responsibilities; professional standards of external auditors; evidence and procedures used by external auditors; and audit reports.
Budgeting
ACCT556 – 3 credit hours
Budgeting addresses managers' need to understand the goals, technical procedures and effects of budgeting. The course provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to budgeting - from the details of preparing the many schedules that compose a master budget to fundamental managerial issues affected by the profit planning and control process.
Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting Issues
ACCT559 – 3 credit hours
This course covers financial accounting practice and theory in relation to consolidations; foreign currency transactions and financial statement translations; and partnership accounting, including formation, maintenance, reorganizations and liquidations.
Advanced Studies in Federal Taxes and Management Decisions
ACCT560 – 3 credit hours
This course expands the foundation of tax topics for non-tax accounting and financial professionals. The course furthers the coverage, and examines the complexity, of corporate and partnership taxation, as well as introduces topics such as estates and gifts, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and nonqualified plans.
Auditing: An Operational and Internal Perspective Including Fraud Examination
ACCT562 – 3 credit hours
This course examines why increased complexity in organizations requires management to establish means of monitoring control systems. Coursework examines the audit process using criteria and controls to evaluate causes and effects of - and conditions for - operational, performance and fraud audits. Emphasis is placed on standards, objectives, principles and procedures involved in reviewing the reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002); means of safeguarding assets; appraising economical and efficient use of resources; and reviewing achievement of established objectives and goals (including accounting ethics) for operations and programs.
Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues
ACCT563 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on analysis and problem-solving skills used in planning and controlling organizations. Managerial tools and concepts such as target and activity-based costing; activity-based management; strategy and management accounting; measuring and managing quality costs and capacity; and emerging managerial accounting issues are explored.
International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises
ACCT564 – 3 credit hours
Topics in this course are studied in the context of multinational enterprises and from a strategic perspective. Topics include accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation of foreign financial statements, transfer pricing, comparative accounting standards, taxation, and multinational systems and control.
Accounting Information Systems
ACCT571 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses computerized accounting information systems, focusing on reporting objectives, management needs, transaction trails, documentation, security, internal controls, and integration of accounting systems in software evaluation and selection. Systems analysis techniques are discussed. Coursework also prepares students interested in pursuing the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.
Accounting Fraud Examination Concepts
ACCT572 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on federal legislation related to fraud examinations (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), including laws preserving rights of individuals suspected of committing fraud, laws governing civil and criminal prosecutions, admittance of evidence and testimony of expert witnesses. Coursework also continues preparing students interested in earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential. Topics include the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, and the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence.
Accounting Fraud Criminology and Ethics
ACCT573 – 3 credit hours
This course examines the nature of occupational fraud and how it is committed, and introduces actions to detect it and procedures to deter it. The course also covers how allegations of fraud should be investigated to meet requirements of civil and/or criminal court procedures. Coursework prepares students interested in earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, examining tools and techniques for gathering evidence and information during fraud examinations.
Forensic Accounting: Ethics and the Legal Environment
ACCT574 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on conducting fraud examinations, and includes discussion of procedures used in forensic accounting examinations and reasons behind using these procedures. In addition, coursework addresses how allegations of fraud should be investigated to meet requirements of civil and/or criminal court procedures. Also covered are detection, investigation and prevention of specific types of fraud. Coursework focuses on preparing students interested in earning the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, examining criminology and ethics.
CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation
ACCT591 – 2 credit hours
This course covers auditing procedures, auditing standards generally accepted in the United States (GAAS) and other standards related to attestation engagements. Also covered are skills needed to apply that knowledge in auditing and other attestation engagements. The auditing and attestation section of the CPA exam tests knowledge in the context of five broad engagement tasks. (The course is two semester-credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts
ACCT592 – 2 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the business environment and concepts section of the CPA exam. Coursework focuses on business structure; economic concepts essential to understanding an entity's operation, business and industry; financial management; information technology; and planning and measurement. Students become familiar with underlying business reasons for - and accounting implications of - transactions, and gain skills needed to apply that knowledge in financial statement audit and attestation engagements as well as perform other functions affecting the public interest. (The course is two semester-credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT593 – 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the financial accounting and reporting section of the CPA exam. Coursework covers accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) that affect business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and government entities. Also addressed are skills needed to apply such knowledge, as well as financial accounting concepts and standards. (The course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation
ACCT594 – 2 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the regulation section of the CPA exam. Topics include federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law, as well as skills needed to apply that knowledge. Topics address CPAs' professional and legal responsibilities, and legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accounting and auditing. Coursework focuses on federal and widely adopted uniform state laws, as well as principles of - and procedures for - federal income, estate and gift taxation. (The course is two credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)

Program Courses

*CPA Exam Preparation courses integrate Becker Professional Education's CPA Exam Review Methodology. As these courses factor in differently than other electives, you may need to take additional courses to fulfill your requirement. Six additional credit hours are required to meet the elective course requirement. You can choose a course in the Keller Academic Catalog for which you meet the prerequisite(s).

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

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