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Master of Business Administration - Accounting option

The MBA Accounting Option curriculum requirements are divided into three parts:

  1. foundation courses,
  2. undergraduate accounting courses, and
  3. graduate courses.
The undergraduate and foundation courses are designed to form a base upon which the student can build in the graduate phase of the program. A student who has satisfactorily completed one or more equivalent courses prior to entering the program will be given a waiver for previous work. A minimum grade of 'C' is required to satisfy each required undergraduate course.

I. Foundation Courses1)
Level I:
ACC 490 Survey of Accounting
(or ACC 200 Principles of Accounting I and ACC 201 Principles of Accounting II)
ECO 500 Foundations of Economic Analysis
(or ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics)
MAT 220 Business Calculus
Level II:
BPA 355 Information Systems and Decision Making2)
FIN 330 Principles of Finance
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
Level II:
CIS 443 Business Statistics III3)

Important Notes:
  1. All foundation courses must be completed by the time a student finishes 15 hours of graduate course work.
  2. A student with a weak background in computers should take CSC 199 before enrolling in BPA 355 or ACC 308. (BPA 355 was formerly listed as CIS 445.)
  3. A student with a weak background in statistics may prefer to enroll in CIS 243 and/or CIS 343 before enrolling in CIS 443.
II. Undergraduate Accounting Courses
ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 302 Federal Income Tax
ACC 303 Cost Accounting
ACC 506 Principles of Auditing and Assurance Services

III. MBA Courses
Course Work Semester Hours
CIS 653 Management Science for Managerial Decision Making 3
ECO 625 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 602 Corporate Finance 3
MGT 651 Seminar in Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 656 Seminar in Strategic Management 3
MKT 667 Marketing Planning and Application 3
Limited Electives (6 hrs. must be at 600 level)
ACC 500 Advanced Accounting (3 hrs.)
ACC 501 Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities (3 hrs.)
ACC 502 Advanced Income Tax (3 hrs.)
ACC 503 Advanced Cost Accounting (3 hrs.)
ACC 602 Tax Planning and Research (3 hrs.)
ACC 604 Quantitative Financial Controls(3 hrs.)
ACC 606 Auditing Theory and Practice (3 hrs.)
ACC 608 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems (3 hrs.)
ACC 609 Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting (3 hrs.)
LST 540 Commercial Transactions (3 hrs.)
12
Total MBA Requirements* 30

* Important Notes:
  1. All electives must be selected with the approval of the MBA director.
  2. No foundation course may be used as an MBA elective.
  3. The MBA Option in Accounting consists of 12 hours of graduate-level accounting courses, nine hours of which must be at the 600 level.

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