MBA – Accounting Concentration

The Accounting MBA is a 34 semester hour program designed to provide individuals with the professional skills and business knowledge essential for success in contemporary professional accounting and business careers. In addition to meeting the admission requirements for graduate study in the College of Business, one should have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or successfully complete undergraduate accounting prerequisites as prescribed by an Accounting- MBA Coordinator. In most states, including Alabama, one must complete 150 semester hours of education in order to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. The UNA Accounting MBA Program provides the remaining courses required for the CPA exam for students who have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Accounting Concentration Curriculum

AC 630Research in Accounting2
AC 674Advanced Accounting Theory3
AC 675Advanced Tax Accounting3
AC 697Advanced Auditing3
CIS 622Information Systems Design and Project Management2
EMB 612Business Ethics and Responsibility in a Global Economy2
FI 632Corporate Financial Strategy2
MBA 600Foundations of Business, Part 12
MBA 601Foundations of Business, Part 22
MG 602Leadership and MBA Essentials2
MG 640Management Policy3
MK 672Strategic Marketing Analysis2
Select two from the following:6
Financial Statement Analysis (Cannot earn credit if completed equivalent undergraduate course.)
Seminar in Accounting
Fraud Examination
Valuation Tools for Professional Accounting
Business Combinations
Total Hours34

Undergraduate Accounting Prerequisites for the MBA – Accounting Concentration

An Accounting MBA Coordinator will evaluate a student’s academic record and determine which, if any, of the following undergraduate accounting courses are required for admission to the Accounting MBA Program:

AC 390Accounting and Information Systems3
AC 391Intermediate Accounting I3
AC 392Intermediate Accounting II (Prerequisite: AC 391)3
AC 471Cost Accounting (Prerequisite: AC 390)3
AC 472Tax Accounting (Prerequisite: AC 391)3
AC 473Auditing (Prerequisite: AC 392)3

Information for Alabama CPA Exam Candidates –

  • in Governmental Accounting Required – Accounting for Nonbusiness Organizations (AC 395)
  • Business Law Course on Uniform Commercial Code Required recommend Contemporary Business Law (BL 480)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required