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Online M.B.A. Accounting Concentration

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As part of your M.B.A. studies at Seton Hall University, you have the option to expand your accounting skills and knowledge through this concentration. The M.B.A. Accounting specialization consists of four three-credit courses that provide you with a more in-depth education in this crucial area of business, complementing the breadth of expertise you gain in the M.B.A. core curriculum.

M.B.A. Accounting Concentration Courses

BACC 7100 Financial Reporting (6)
BACC 7123 Auditing Standards and Problems (3)
BACC 7114 Cost Accounting (3)
BACC 7135 Essentials of Federal Taxation (3)

The Accounting concentration is ideal for students who wish to move into corporate accounting and/or finance roles. Corporate financial planning and analysis requires knowledge in accounting functionalities like record keeping, creating and reading financial reports, and an awareness of tax issues. The four courses in the Accounting concentration provide you with the background and foundational expertise to handle these responsibilities with confidence.

Combined with the classes in the general M.B.A. degree, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of business operations, professional skills and accounting functions that will enhance your abilities as a critical thinker, effective communicator and team player.

The Accounting Specialization vs. an M.S. in Accounting

Whether you choose the M.B.A. with an Accounting concentration or one of Seton Hall’s online master’s in accounting degrees depends on several factors, including your background and career goals. In general, those who wish to earn the CPA credential may want to consider the M.S. in Accounting or M.S. in Professional Accounting. An Admissions Advisor will be happy to talk to you about your specific background and professional plans to help you decide which is best for you.

M.B.A. Accounting Concentration
15 elective credits (plus 25 credits of core M.B.A. courses)
Undergraduate degree in accounting or business not required
Does not prepare you for CPA (additional coursework required)
M.S. in Accounting
30 credits
Finish is 12 to 24 months
Undergraduate degree in accounting not required
Prepares you for CPA*
M.S. in Professional Accounting
30 credits
Finish is 12 to 24 months
Undergraduate degree in accounting required
Prepares you for CPA*

*Qualify to sit for the CPA exam in New York, New Jersey and most other states.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the online M.B.A. Accounting concentration go on to work in corporate finance roles or for accounting firms. Business tend not to outsource professional accounting roles due in part to the sensitive nature of the information, so there are opportunities in a wide variety of industries to choose from, such as health care, retail, and consulting. M.B.A. graduates have also gone on to careers at accounting firms, including the Big Four.

An online M.B.A. from Seton Hall University’s nationally-recognized School of Business supports your academic and ethical development while giving you hands-on experience and specialization opportunities. Prepare to advance in your current role or to build a promising career in an entirely new industry. Contact an Admissions Advisor at (844) 823-1198 to learn more or Request More Information.