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University of the Southwest

MBA - Accounting

Advanced topics in accounting processes and principles as well as financial analysis and management are the main focuses on the University of the Southwest's Master of Business Administration (MHA) with a specialization in Accounting. Read more about this MBA program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Accounting

School Offering Program:

University of the Southwest

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

While there are no prerequisite courses required to enter the MBA program, aspiring students must hold a bachelor's degree. An undergraduate degree in business is not specifically required. Applicants to University of the Southwest should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Which audit techniques are used in internal audit departments? How is accounting data and software used? What role does accounting ethics play in decision-making processes? These are among the topics students could expect to explore when they enroll in the accounting specialization of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at University of the Southwest. Core courses are designed to provide study in managerial information systems and technologies, leadership models, business data analysis and forecasting, controller job responsibilities, retirement and tax planning, and the preparation and analysis of income/cash flow statements and balance sheets. Students are given the chance to apply their knowledge of business strategy concepts and forecasting practices in the program's capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact University of the Southwest's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Accounting:

The 36 credits needed to graduate from the MBA - Accounting reflects 21 credits in core classes and 15 credits in specialization courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Southwest to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • Leadership
  • Information Technology for Managers
  • Business Analytics and Econometrics
  • Controllership
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Planning and Investment Analysis
  • Financial Management

Accounting Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Accounting and Auditing Research
  • Internal Audit Theory and Practice
  • Small Business Accounting
  • Accounting and Professional Ethics
  • Organizational Design and Strategy (Capstone)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

In most instances, the MBA with a specialization in Accounting program could be considered a terminal degree for those seeking executive positions in accounting or finance positions in private or public institutions. However, those who wish to obtain postsecondary teaching positions in business, accounting, or finance, or administrative positions in colleges or universities, could be required to obtain a doctorate. They could pursue a Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Career Paths:

Graduates of the University of the Southwest's MBA in Accounting program could have developed the managerial skills and knowledge of accounting/financial practices to pursue leadership positions in the field. They might oversee areas of auditing, bookkeeping, budgeting, investments, or payroll.

Some job titles that graduates might qualify for include:

  • Tax consultant
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Chief financial officer
  • Certified Public Accountant