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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a Specialization in Accounting

Online MBA in Accounting

American InterContinental University’s MBA with accounting concentration is designed to provide a comprehensive dive into challenging accounting concepts and issues like changing regulations, complex audits, and tax code updates. This online master’s degree in accounting explores advanced management strategy and accounting theory.

Next Start Date:
November 02, 2022
Total Credits:
Online, Atlanta, Houston
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Online MBA in Accounting Program Details

Online MBA in Accounting Degree Program

This online MBA in accounting combines the principles of quantitative and qualitative research with economic concepts. You can explore how to innovatively solve problems and improve business operations. AIU’s MBA accounting courses are designed to help you hone your critical thinking and decision-making skills, as well as develop leadership with corporate cultural and leadership analysis.

AIU's Business programs are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

What can you do with a MBA in accounting?

AIU’s online MBA in accounting coursework dives deep into business administration with a specialized accounting curriculum that focuses on world economic factors, business operations strategy, legal and ethical frameworks, and advanced financial management. These MBA accounting courses can help you study how to manage financial performance with informed decisions that leverage technology and data.

The online master’s degree in accounting program provides the flexibility that working adults need, as coursework is available 24/7 and the mobile-friendly platform lets you access it from anywhere. This online master’s in accounting program is designed for those who are looking for an education with a strong foundation in business principles and accounting practices.

Prerequisite for an online MBA in accounting?

To enroll in AIU’s online master’s in accounting, no GMAT is required. However, you should already hold a bachelor’s degree, regardless of whether it’s a bachelor’s of accounting.

AIU’s online MBA in accounting degree program was created for busy adults and offers flexible coursework that fits a busy schedule, so you can conveniently pursue your online master’s degree in accounting while tending to other responsibilities, like your family and job.

We offer a one-year MBA in accounting online, using tools like AIU’s intellipath®. intellipath is our intuitive learning platform that evaluates what you already know and tailors classwork to you. We offer degree credit for eligible job education and military training1, whether you are pursuing a full-time or part-time master’s in accounting online. You also may transfer in eligible credits – up to 75% of required degree credits – from previous universities to save time and money. 1

AIU offers personalized support at every step of your education journey with a dedicated Graduation Team to help demystify the enrollment and attendance processes.

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Not all programs are available to residents of all states.

1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

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MBA Accounting Program Courses

Degree Requirements


Business Core
FIN630 Global Financial Management 6
MGT600 Business Research for Decision Making 6
MKT640 A Managerial Approach to Marketing 6
MGT680 Strategic Management 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
ACG610 Accounting for Managers 6
ACG630 Accounting Information Systems 6
ACG675 Public and Not-for-Profit Accounting 6
MGT615 Leadership and Ethics for Managers 6
Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours : 48


MBA Accounting Program Classes Overview

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 an Online MBA Accounting Degree, 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.

Strategic Management

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.

University Catalog

Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save on Your Online MBA in Accounting Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a Specialization in Accounting

Move forward with AIU's One Year Online MBA Accounting program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility or busy professionals, this accredited One Year Online MBA Accounting program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our One Year Online MBA Accounting program lets you study anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • intellipath® - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you


This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP accredited

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