Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Gain a thorough business foundation combined with financial knowledge to help you advance your career into management positions across various industries.

Apply by: 12/17/21
Start Class: 1/18/22
Overview

Discover our 100% online MBA in Accounting program

$12,510 Total Tuition
12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Fitchburg State’s online Master of Business Administration in Accounting curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups. Courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for accountants, auditors, and financial specialists are expected to increase by 10% through 2026. Online accounting MBA graduates have an advantage when applying for these jobs.

An accredited online MBA in accounting also prepares you for roles such as financial manager or operations specialties manager. Jobs for financial managers are projected to rise 19% through 2026 at a median annual salary of more than $125,000.

Upon completion of the online accounting MBA program, you will have the credentials to pursue higher-level roles, including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditing Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Operations Specialty Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditing Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Operations Specialty Manager

Upon completion of the online accounting MBA program, you will have the credentials to pursue higher-level roles, including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditing Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Operations Specialty Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Auditing Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Operations Specialty Manager

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

MBA programs at Fitchburg State are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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$12,510 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

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Tuition

Learn more about Fitchburg State’s affordable tuition

Our MBA in Accounting online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$12,510 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$12,510 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour
Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Fall A 20219/2/217/30/218/9/218/16/218/23/218/24/218/25/2110/20/21
Fall B 202110/28/219/20/2110/1/2110/8/2110/18/2110/19/2110/20/2112/16/21
Spring A1/18/2212/17/2112/27/211/10/221/11/221/12/223/6/22
Spring B3/14/222/14/222/21/223/7/223/8/223/9/225/1/22
Summer A5/24/224/19/224/29/225/16/225/17/225/18/227/4/22
Summer B7/11/226/10/226/20/227/4/227/5/227/6/228/28/22

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Get ready to apply for the online accounting MBA program

At Fitchburg State, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA in Accounting online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Resume detailing professional experience

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit 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
  • 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

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

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

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*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. We accept international evaluations from any NACES or AICE members or the Center for Educational Documentation (CED).

(https://www.naces.org/members or https://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members)

The following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or [email protected].

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

Read about our online accounting MBA classes

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

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: 24 credit hours in the program (requires 18 credits of core courses completed and a total of 24 program credits completed before students begin the course)
Students must take the following courses.
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.
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.

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