At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools.
By studying advanced topics in accounting to complete the specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of the accounting system and exposure to the subfields of advanced economics, cost accounting, public and not-for-profit accounting, business law, and auditing. For a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, your classes may include:
Accounting for Managers
This course is designed to allow students to develop the ability to use cost and financial data in the planning, management, and controlling functions of an organization. Students focus on the budget process, utilization of internal and external data for control and performance analysis, and the allocation of resources to achieve corporate objectives.
Accounting Information Systems
The course covers the development and application of accounting information system, including analysis, design, control concepts, and implementation. Emphasis is placed upon developing abilities to understand the processing of accounting data in the computer environment and the controls that are necessary to assure accuracy and reliability of the data processed by the accounting system.
Public and Not-for-Profit Accounting
This course is an introduction to the theory and application of authoritative guidance, rules and regulations that govern governmental and not-for-profit entities such as colleges, universities, hospitals, and associations. This course emphasizes the similarities and differences between government, not-for-profit and commercial accounting methods and procedures.
Leadership and Ethics for Managers
In this course, students explore the interaction between leaders, followers, and situations. The course involves the consideration of opportunities and ethical challenges of leadership.
Global Financial Management
Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business and the making of standard financial management decisions.
The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.
Business Research for Decision Making
In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.
A Managerial Approach to Marketing
This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.