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The ACBSP accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Accounting degree aims to help students acquire a global perspective concerning economics and financial management and the ability to approach management strategically, including developing plans to improve business operations. In this industry-focused MBA accounting degree curriculum, students are immersed in accounting for managers, accounting information systems, leadership and ethics for managers and public and not-for-profit accounting.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    The accounting specialization program looks at accounting from a manager's perspective and is geared toward helping students develop the ability to use cost and financial data in the planning, management and controlling functions of a company or organization. Students in this program can expect to learn to:

    • Apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business and management problems using knowledge of mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
    • Utilize principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases and evaluate the quality of research presented based on these principles.
    • Use knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities.
    • Formulate critical thinking skills, including deriving the issue, understanding argument reasoning and developing conclusions.
    • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
    • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • In addition to core courses that can examine the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of corporate resources, products and assets, this MBA with a specialization in Accounting includes courses that are taught by professors, many of whom understand the importance of smart decision making in the world of accounting, particularly in today's tough economic climate.


    • Accounting for Managers
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Public & Not-For-Profit Accounting
    • Leadership and Ethics for Managers


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete coursework in the Accounting specialization program can expect an industry-focused graduate degree that not only reinforces the fundamentals of accounting, but also prepares students for advancement and management positions in the industry.

    In addition to gaining an in-depth view of the accounting system and exposure to the sub fields of advanced economics, cost accounting, public and private accounting, business law and audit, students will also engage in projects and assignments aimed at growing the leadership, communication and organization skills necessary to be a successful manager or executive at an accounting firm.

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