MBA in Accounting

Award-winning MBAs with 13 different concentrations to focus your skill.

 

Overview:

Our online Accounting program is designed to provide you with a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the skills necessary to sit for the national CPA exam. Among other business foundations you will learn essential skills like advanced auditing, global production & operations, systems management and design. Direct, one-on-one instruction from current professionals give you the most practical experience to prepare you for the corporate world.

At Concordia you will receive the benefit of having worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs which start at your convenience, and a diverse MBA student body, with over 40% of students being international. Our Christian roots support a unique approach to education, where learning, in each of our classes, is about advancing as a person as well as your career.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.
Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

39

Cost/Credit

$662

Total Cost

$25,818

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Goals / Objectives

  • How to create and implement Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks.
  • A deep understanding of financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning
  • A break down of the differing financial and accounting characteristics of governmental and not for-profit organizations.
  • Knowledge applied to the forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control.
  • A practical approach to database creation and administration. And the various steps required to create data models.

Career Outlook

  • Public accounting
  • Internal audit
  • Taxation
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Corporate accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Government and not-for-profit finance roles
  • Accounting information systems
  • Consulting

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Fraud Management (MBA 876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Fraud Management is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted . The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.
Database Management (MBA 829) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Database Management covers the processes used in making creative decisions and effectively solving problems . An extensive coverage of decision-making theory is presented. A strong emphasis is placed on application and use of decision support systems (DSS). Several mini-cases are treated in detail. Topics covered include data mining, data warehousing architectures and technologies, expert systems, artificial intelligence systems, and executive information systems.
Systems Analysis and Design (MBA 824) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Systems Analysis and Design presents a short overview of information systems followed by a comprehensive treatment of modern techniques of systems analysis and design. Each of the five steps in the Systems Design Life Cycle (SDLC) is discussed in detail. A variety of case studies are considered and tools for systems analysis and design are presented. Extensive use is made of pertinent web sites.
Statutory Accounting (MBA 923) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Statutory Accounting deals with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions.
Public Speaking: Professional Reports and Presentations (MMC 840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Public Speaking: Professional Reports and Presentations is a five-unit course that addresses the development of proficiency in organizing, researching, structuring, editing and presenting oral presentations, covering a diverse range of topics from delivery, visual aids, nonverbal communication, and voice, to argumentation, evidence, and emotional appeal. For those doing this course at a distance, speeches will be videotaped by the student and analyzed for areas of potential improvement.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs . Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required.
Corporate Finance (MBA 830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Business Ethics (MBA 875) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Business Ethics studies contemporary business issues facing managers . Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MBA 880) - Credits: 3
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Human Resources Management (MBA 910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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