Master of Business Administration - Accounting

CTU’s MBA-Accounting degree program is designed to help you prepare for advanced accounting responsibilities across business, government and non-profits. CTU’s ACBSP-accredited curriculum balances business management theories with key accounting principles. Aligned to AACSB standards and American Institutes of CPAs Core Competencies, coursework is designed to help you navigate accounting standards, financial reporting, management control and auditing, taxation, regulatory policy, ethics, critical thinking, problem solving and more.

CTU’s MBA degree program was named a Tier One program among North American universities in 2015 by CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum.1 CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.2

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting4
    ECON616Applied Managerial Economics4
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    FINC615Applied Managerial Finance4
    INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making4
    MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making4
    HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management4
    MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing4
    Total Credit Hours:32
    Courses: Concentration
    ACCT618Taxation and Business Decisions4
    ACCT628Financial Reporting4
    ACCT644Management Control and Auditing4
    ACCT650MBA Accounting Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    MBA Foundation Requirements

    The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.

    Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA preparatory courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.

    If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above or has evidence of significant professional experience in all of the business discipline areas, the preparatory requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501 but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The preparatory courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

    MBA preparatory courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students who do not meet the MBA preparatory requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the preparatory course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the preparatory course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these preparatory courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

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  • Outcomes

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right MBA degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a MBA in Accounting include:5

    • General Manager
    • Regional Director
    • Business Analyst
    • Business Development Manager
    • Program Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Director of Sales
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1CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum, named CTU’s MBA program a Tier One program among North American universities in 2015.

2Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.

4 Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

5http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

Eligibility to sit for the CPA exam varies by state. CTU cannot guarantee that a graduate will be able to obtain a particular certification, permit, or license or secure employment in the field upon graduation or at any time in the future, because CTU does not control those requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to investigate the requirements for certification and employment before starting class to determine whether he/she will be eligible to pursue any particular employment and/or advancement in this field upon graduation.