Walden University

MBA - Accounting for Managers

Individuals who would like to expand their business knowledge and managerial effectiveness may be interested in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with a specialization in Accounting for Managers at Walden University. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting for Managers

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Students enrolled in Walden University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with a specialization in Accounting for Managers have the opportunity to examine and compare various management and leadership theories, effective communication techniques, and the organizational structure and design of businesses in the U.S. and around the world. The program introduces students to marketing techniques and tools for managing operational and financial business risks. Students can learn how to develop a competitive advantage by leveraging technology and innovation and developing and implementing business strategies. Coursework also covers business accounting, the use of accounting data to make effective decisions, and managerial accounting and financial management tools and procedures, such as cost management, inventory management, operational and capital budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost prediction and forecasting, relevant cost analysis, and project valuation.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

Two years. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

37 semester credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement, for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can discuss federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities, veterans benefits, and other ways to fund an education.

Courses for an M.B.A. with a Specialization in Accounting for Managers:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Course TitleCredits
Semester 1
Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach3
Leading People3
Semester 2
Business Operations in the U.S. and Abroad3
Semester 3
Innovation and Technology3
Accounting for Business Management3
Semester 4
Financial Management3
Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage3
Semester 5
Financial Management Tools for Decision-Making3
Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance3
Semester 6
Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks3
Capstone: Becoming a World-Class Manager4

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the M.B.A. with a specialization in Accounting for Managers program at Walden University could be prepared for a variety of management positions. They could pursue employment in virtually any industry that utilizes accounting and management professionals.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Financial manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Operations manager
  • Management analyst

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden's accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The B.S. in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. The M.S. in Accounting and the M.S. in Accounting and Management offer 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the M.B.A. Accounting for Managers specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements.

In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state's Board of Accountancy or related agency.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice.

Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for this program at http://waldendisclosures.com.