Whether you are looking to become a high-level executive at a corporation or an independent CPA, an MBA with a specialization in accounting from Concordia University Chicago opens up a myriad of career possibilities. You will gain the analytical and leadership skills required to excel in accounting. Concordia-Chicago MBA graduates move on to positions in auditing, tax strategy and managerial accounting.

Learning Objectives

Concordia-Chicago's specialization in accounting prepares students to take the Certified Public Accountants examination. Students take specialized courses such as Audit Theory, Federal Income Taxation and Corporate Taxation, and Strategic Cost Management. Students learn to analyze an organization’s economic performance, use advanced accounting reports, and convey information to key stakeholders within the firm.

Please note that each state has its own rules for sitting for the CPA Exam in each jurisdiction. These requirements change frequently for all 50 states. The specialization in accounting will assist you in meeting some of the steps towards sitting for a State CPA Exam. Please verify eligibility with each State CPA Board where you intend to practice.

Career Possibilities

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Auditor

Demand for MBA Graduates

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council® survey of 185 companies in 33 countries worldwide, 87-percent of employers plan to maintain (43%) or increase (43%) headcounts for new MBA hires. Forty-one respondents are affiliated with companies in the Fortune 500 and include 22 from Fortune 100 firms.

Admission Requirements

No App Fee, No GRE Required


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum listed below, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Business Communication and Organizational Behavior (online only)
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Last updated February 7, 2019
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Aug. 2019
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