MBA in Accounting

General

Program Description

Accounting Concentration is designed to provide a broad understanding of the accounting industry. The Accounting Concentration introduces the graduate student to the development and analysis of financial and managerial accounting systems, emphasizes the uses of cost information, and stresses the application of financial accounting in decision making.

DBU also offers an Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting Degree for qualifying undergraduate students. Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business, possess the technical skills and knowledge in accounting, and meet the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.

Curriculum Overview

M.B.A. students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (the core of 24 credit hours and 12 hours within chosen concentration).

Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. students must complete a minimum of 150-156 credit hours.

To satisfy minimum degree requirements, all single concentrations require a minimum of 36 credit hours, and dual concentrations require 48 credit hours. Students are responsible for not repeating courses waived, transferred, or previously taken.

Retention in and Graduation from Accounting Programs

Students must fulfill the following conditions to continue enrollment in the MBA in Accounting and Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting major and graduate from the program:

  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in all accounting coursework.
  • Undergraduate B.B.A. Accounting students must be advised by a full-time accounting professor before enrollment each semester.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate accounting students must sign a Statement of Understanding about the accounting degree before beginning upper-level or graduate accounting coursework. The statement will be provided by the student’s advisor.

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DBU Also Offers an Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program

B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting for qualifying undergraduate students. Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business, possess the technical skills and knowledge in accounting, and meet the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.

Students completing the Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. must take each of these courses: ACCT 6330, 6335, and 6355, and six additional hours from 6343, 6345, or 6346, for a total of 15 graduate-level hours in the accounting concentration.

MBA Required Core Curriculum

  • ACCT 6321Managerial Accounting * (Not required of students completing the Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A.)
  • FINA 6301Corporate Finance *
  • MANA 6302Quantitative Analysis for Managers *
  • MANA 6310Leadership in Management *
  • MANA 6320Business Ethics *
  • MISM 6314Management Information Systems *
  • MRKT 6301Creative Problem Solving Marketing Decisions (S-L) *
  • MANA 6341Strategic Management Decisions (Capstone) (S-L) *
Accounting Concentration Courses 12 Hours
  • ACCT 6330Tax Planning and Research
  • ACCT 6335Financial Statement Analysis *
  • ACCT 6355Case Studies in Advanced Accounting Topics

choose one of the following:

  • ACCT 6343Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities
  • ACCT 6345Fraud and Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 6346Advanced Auditing

* Courses Offered Online

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component

Last updated November 2019

About the School

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