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Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,510

Overview

MBA in Accounting

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program provides a thorough background in business skills combined with financial knowledge to help accountants advance their careers into management positions across various industries.

Our curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups. Online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty, many of whom are working professionals.

Courses

Within the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program, students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), comprised of 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required accounting concentration courses and a 3-hour elective course.

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

Admissions

While reviewing applications for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online degree program, we evaluate candidates continuously using a holistic approach, taking into account both undergraduate GPA and professional work experience. You must submit undergraduate transcripts and a professional resume as part of the admission process. However, no GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

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

Tuition

The cost for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online degree program is the same for students who reside in state or out of state. Students have the option to pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee.

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

Calendar

The calendar for our Master of Business Administration in Accounting online degree program offers the convenience of multiple start dates each year. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

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

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Courses

For the Master of Business Administration in Accounting, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

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Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course develops an understanding of the theories and concepts which provide the foundation for accounting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course relates the knowledge of human behavior to the problems of organizational life. It examines individual behavior, as well as group and social behavior, in organizations. The course encourages discussion of the methods of changing behavior through organizational behavior and development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides insight into the problem of identifying an organization’s informational requirements to facilitate the decision-making process. Topics presented include an analysis or information systems, communication theory, information flow, methods and procedures for gathering, disseminating and controlling information.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course embarks on a detailed study of concepts and procedural alternatives in the delineation of the market target. In addition, the course covers the development and implementation of the marketing mix and the control and analysis of the total marketing effort.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines principles of decision analysis in management of current assets, estimation of requirements for short-term funds, and valuation of capital budgeting and merger proposals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of administrative processes dealing with the formulation of policy. Topics covered include strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, and the design of strategic planning systems. Attention is focused on problem identification, problem solving and decision-making. Extensive examination is made of cases involving a variety of institutions in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: at least 21 graduate hours completed or permission of chair.

Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course affords students the opportunity to examine current issues including ethics, accounting and auditing research techniques, international accounting issues and other relevant current topics.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students are introduced to issues in the current environment—such as international influences on U.S. management practices, business ethics and technology changes—and their impact on the managerial structure through a series of readings and cases.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course integrates the accounting process into the total information system. Students analyze the problems involved in the design and installation of information systems, including computer feasibility studies and systematizing the clerical functions of an organization. Course material describes the inter-relationship of internal controls, classification of accounts and functions, and reporting to provide relevant information—and yet optimize—the control function.

Students must take the following course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the principles, concepts and tools of economic analysis that are necessary for proper management planning. Its aim is to improve the understanding of how a market economy operates and to familiarize students with the tools that are useful in making economic decisions and in solving economic problems.

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Admissions

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Learn the requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program, along with information about required documentation.

Master of Business Administration in Management Online Requirements

Individuals with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a professional resume can apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online degree program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Professional resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores required for natives of non-English speaking countries
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation.
  • No GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

If you needs to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

Have a question? Call us at 844-351-9393.

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Accounting online:

Tuition for this program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition shown below includes all fees.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Accounting $417 $1,251 $12,510

Application fee: $50

If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 002184. For further information, please contact Financial Aid at (978) 665-3302 or finaid@fitchburgstate.edu.

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Calendar

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall II 2017 October 30, 2017 September 25, 2017 October 2, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 26, 2017
Spring I January 22, 2018 December 18, 2017 December 22, 2017 January 16, 2018 January 18, 2018
Spring II March 19, 2018 February 12, 2018 February 19, 2018 March 13, 2018 March 15, 2018
Summer I 2018 May 21, 2018 April 16, 2018 April 23, 2018 May 15, 2018 May 17, 2018
Summer II 2018 July 16, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 July 10, 2018 July 12, 2018
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International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

The Master of Business Administration program at Fitchburg State University is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE is the premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education.