Online MBA in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration degree with an accounting concentration expands upon the MBA core to explore functional areas of accounting, including financial reporting, management control and auditing, and taxation. You will have the opportunity to develop relevant, real-world experience by researching and analyzing a financial issue that impacts your own company or organization. You’ll have the opportunity to examine tax considerations for compensation, mergers and acquisitions; financial statements; information gathering for annual reports; evaluating a firm’s financial performance; and auditing procedures.
CTU’s MBA in Accounting:
- Is designed to align with the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Has courses that integrate intellipath®, our proprietary learning application, which you can use to customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
- Is ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report for the sixth year in a row.*
- Can be completed in as little as 12 months1
Attend online, on-campus—or a hybrid of both. CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes start 9 times per year and run 5 weeks long.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
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)
- January 25, 2022
- March 01, 2022
- April 12, 2022
Online MBA in Accounting Program Details
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Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora and Colorado Springs campuses.
The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (MBA-ACCT) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program includes 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the accounting concentration.
This program is designed to provide students with strong theoretical foundations and professional skills in the main functional areas of accounting, including financial reporting, management control and auditing, and taxation. It builds on foundational business and accounting knowledge and educates students on how to use this financial information to communicate the financial position and assist management and others in the decision-making process.
This program may help prepare students for the CPA exam, although it is not designed to prepare for the CPA, CMA, or any other certification exam. Students interested in taking the CPA exam, should refer to the State Board of Accountancy established by their state for eligibility requirements to sit for the exam.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4 ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4 MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4 INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4 MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4 HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4 MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT618 Taxation and Business Decisions 4 ACCT628 Financial Reporting 4 ACCT644 Management Control and Auditing 4 ACCT650 MBA Accounting Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 16
Total Credit Hours: 48
Accreditations and Alignments
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The courses in this degree program align with the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and also integrate the competencies and body of knowledge in the Certified Managerial Accounting exam.
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Admission RequirementsMBA 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 two MBA foundation courses (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 the foundation requirements may be waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
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Classes start January 25, 2022!
1 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.