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Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

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Program Overview

MBA Accounting
Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $19,800

Acquire a unique advantage with the online MBA in Accounting from Barry University. In this program, you will gain in-depth, advanced expertise in accounting paired with broad-based business knowledge that will not only deepen your accounting acumen, but the understanding of business processes and analysis you will learn will give you the opportunity to grow out of the accounting field and into more senior-level leadership roles.

Our AACSB-accredited online MBA program features rigorous coursework with an emphasis on practical application. In addition to advancing your understanding of the basics in finance, accounting, and economics, you will examine complex financial reporting issues and the conceptual and practical applications of accounting from a global perspective. You will also study Federal tax laws, related regulations, and their impact on the operations of partnerships and corporations, with special emphasis on practical tax planning and preparation of actual tax returns. Coursework includes both problem solving and case studies.

Barry's highly respected online faculty features professors with real-world experience, over 90 percent of whom hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

Graduates of this MBA in Accounting program may be able to sit for the CPA Exam in Florida and elsewhere. Please consult the state board of accountancy in your state for specific CPA Exam requirements.

(Please note: this degree does not guarantee licensure.) You may be able to transfer up to 6 credits from a previous graduate institution into the program.

In this program, you will learn:

  • Accounting expertise
  • Broad-based business knowledge to expand out of the accounting field and into more senior-level leadership roles within an organization
  • About financial reporting issues faced in today’s business world and strategies to mitigate those issues
  • Key accounting issues that influence multinational decision-making
  • How to become proficient in federal income taxation and practical applications related to business entities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for the following positions: Certified Public Accountant (upon completion of CPA Exam), Accounting Manager, Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and more.

*The acceptance of graduate transfer credits from approved institutions is dependent on the pertinence of the work to the MBA program. All transfer credits must be a B (3.0) or better, and course content must be directly parallel to those of the required or specialization courses in the MBA program. No graduate credit will be allowed for correspondence or extension work. Students may not transfer credits after they have entered the program.

Courses

Earn the online Master of Business Administration in Accounting by completing 12 courses (36 credits), including nine core courses (27 credits) three electives (9 credits). You may be required to take non-credit workshops as prerequisites for certain core courses. Offered at no additional cost, these workshops will provide you with the foundational knowledge needed to be successful in your program.

To see the full list of our MBA in Accounting online courses, view courses.

Admissions

To apply for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online, you must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. While a bachelor’s degree in Accounting isn’t required for this program, an existing accounting background is highly recommended. GMAT waivers will be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA. Applicants with insufficient work experience will be required to submit a GMAT score.

To learn more about our MBA in Accounting online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program is $19,800. There is a $48 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Tuition is the same whether you live inside or outside of Florida and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about our MBA in Accounting online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

The accessible Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program features six convenient start dates per year. After selecting your desired start date, consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the online MBA in Accounting, view calendar.

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Courses

For the online Master of Business Administration in Accounting, the curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credits), including nine core courses and three electives. Self-paced leveling workshops are embedded in your coursework if you don’t hold an undergraduate business degree.

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You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the opportunities and risks in the complex environment of international business, with an emphasis on the unique problems involved in managing international operations. Main topics include foreign economic, political, legal, and cultural environments; international market analysis; foreign exchange; political risk assessment; international human resource management; and the mechanics of import and export transactions. Special emphasis is placed on leveraging core competencies in the global marketplace.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the role of information systems in supporting a wide range of organizational functions. Areas to be explored include the use of information systems to support administrative operations, to support decision making and to support overall strategic initiatives and corporate philosophies. This course is oriented toward the general business student, not the technical specialist. The course will provide a managerial perspective on the use, design, and evaluation of information systems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The objective of this course is the development of the student's understanding of financial theory and their ability to apply the techniques and methods of finance to business problems. Topics include the financial environment; value maximization; capital budgeting; valuation techniques; financial planning and forecasting; capital structure and the cost of capital; options theory; and corporate restructuring. Prerequisites: MBA 660 or permission of instructor.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine current marketing concepts and practices using an analytical approach to the development of marketing policies in a dynamic environment. Major topic areas that will be covered include advertising, sales promotion, personal selling, pricing, product mix development and analysis; selection of distribution channels; marketing research; consumer behavior; and strategy development. Prerequisite: BUS 516W or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the accounting cycle; relevance and limitations of cost information in managerial decision-making; emphasis on cost systems; determination and allocation of overhead; analysis of cost variances; direct costing; flexible budgets; break-even analysis; and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 512W or equivalents.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory in management decision-making and in the development and implementation of business strategy and tactics. The course focuses on techniques and models for monitoring and analyzing macroeconomic conditions; international economic trends; and the production, cost, and pricing choice of firms under different market structures. Prerequisites: BUS 511W or their equivalents.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the graduate student to the global environment of business; the nature and state of competition and competitive strategy at the corporate, business and operational levels; the cross-relationship among business functions; entrepreneurial attitudes; the interests of the various stockholders in the firm; and the social and ethical responsibilities of business. Prerequisite: BUS 515W or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on how effective leadership in implementing strategy within organizations requires the ability to initiate and influence change, perhaps even radical transformation. This in turn requires understanding the dynamics of organizational learning and change, as well as the nature of collective action in organizations. This understanding will be pursued in the course by using different theories and models to examine organizational processes, culture, knowledge, politics, ethics, and the relationship of these factors to each other and to the organization's external environment. Personal career development within this framework will also be discussed. Prerequisites: MBA 621, 681, 646, 617, 682.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is structured to create an awareness of and sensitivity to the social, legal, and ethical issues which influence the management of business enterprises. Topics such as strategy and the nonmarket environment; nonmarket strategies and government institutions; government and markets; international business and nonmarket issues; and ethics and responsibility are considered.

You must complete the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Conceptual and practical applications of accounting are investigated from a global perspective. Special emphasis is placed on managing multinational enterprises with respect to how accounting applies to global strategies and the key accounting issues that influence multinational decision making. Three perspectives are used: theoretical, major national, and international harmonization efforts (i.e. International Accounting Standards Board) to respond to contemporary international accounting problems and case studies. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in Accounting or accounting equivalency.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the theory of federal income taxation and practical applications related to business entities. Federal tax laws, related regulations, and their impact on the operations of partnerships and corporations, with special emphasis on practical tax planning through tax problems and the preparation of actual tax returns relating to these areas are investigated. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in Accounting or accounting equivalency.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an in-depth investigation into the conceptual and practical application of accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. Special emphasis on the authoritative pronouncements issued by the GAO, GASB, FASB and AICPA literature. Assignments include both problem solving and case studies. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in Accounting or accounting equivalency.

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Admissions

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the online Master of Business Administration in Accounting program.

MBA in Accounting Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional resume with two references
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161
  • OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to [email protected]
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)
  • For graduates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA a minimum GMAT of 400 is preferred.
    • Under special circumstances, candidates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA may qualify for a GMAT waiver if academic records and 2 or more years of work experience show evidence of quantitative and communication skills.
  • For graduates with a 3.0 GPA but less than 2 years of experience, a minimum GMAT of 400 is required.
  • The GMAT will be waived for graduates with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 2 or more years of work experience.

GMAT Waiver

The GMAT will be waived for:

  • Graduates with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 2 or more years of work experience
  • Graduates of master's degree programs
  • Under special circumstances, candidates with less than 3.0 undergraduate GPA may qualify for a GMAT waiver if academic records and 2 or more years of work experience show evidence of quantitative and communication skills.

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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Business Administration in Accounting $550 $1,650 $19,800 (includes fees)
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Calendar

The online Master of Business Administration in Accounting program is convenient and accessible, featuring six start dates each year.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Spring A January 11, 2021 December 28, 2020 January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 6, 2021 February 27, 2021
Spring B March 8, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 April 24, 2021
Summer A May 17, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 July 3, 2021
Summer B July 5, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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