Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Accelerate Your Learning with the MBA in Accounting
Accelerate your path to a career in advanced or corporate accounting with Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Accounting. Learn the principles of bookkeeping and practices that support financial stability in business. In this graduate accounting program, offered by the Colangelo College of Business, foster the skills to help balance the books or compete for advanced management positions.
The MBA with an emphasis in accounting program explores a broad range of business topics and principles, including the key fundamentals of financial reporting practice, economics, and marketing. Coursework reviews several models of executive leadership inclusive of operations management. Under the guidance of expert faculty, discuss formulation and execution approaches within organizations and sustainability in the global marketplace.
Study Advanced Business and Accounting Methods
The MBA in accounting degree increases your understanding of areas of financial accounting and reporting affecting corporations, partnerships, nonprofits, government and international operations. Emerge as a critical thinker through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information.
The successful completion of the Uniform CPA Exam is a required step for achieving a CPA license from your state of residence or practice. In GCU’s unique online MBA in accounting degree program, several course hours are devoted to your preparation for the Uniform CPA Exam. You are strongly encouraged to sit for the test soon after graduation to maximize your potential for success.
What You Will Learn
Learn Accounting Strategies to Help You Succeed
The online MBA in accounting explores a wide range of topics and learning objectives:
- Managerial accounting concepts and procedures for internal reporting, cost behavior, systems, budgeting and performance evaluation
- Financial business decisions, including forecasting, development of pro-formas and management of working capital and fundraising
- Leadership models and theories evaluated through a variety of insights and viewpoints
- Ethical and socially responsible business practices
- Planning, executing and defining strategies within organizations
- Financial statements and information for internal and external decision-making
Explore Accounting Careers
GCU's Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting prepares you to compete for advanced management positions in corporate or public accounting. Common careers include a chief financial officer, VP of accounting, staff accountant, senior accountant, accounting manager, controller and business executive.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.