MBA in Accounting

Award-winning MBAs with 15 different concentrations to focus your skill.



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.

Concordia University – Wisconsin is ranked as having one of the 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Accounting Programs in the U.S. In fact, Concordia University – Wisconsin ranks #11 on‘s 2015 list, and was also rated among the most affordable online Master’s in Accounting programs of 2016 by!




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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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Advanced Auditing (MBA 525/825) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course builds on the audit theory, concepts and techniques that was gained by the student in completing Principles of Auditing (ACCT 420). Covers integrated audits of public companies, advanced topics concerning complex auditing judgments, and the auditor’s responsibility for detecting fraud in a financial statement audit. Case studies will be used to enable students to apply audit theory to actual situations. Infused throughout of this course is the application of Ethical Decision-Making Frameworks. Not available to students who have completed ACCT 425. 3 credits.
Global Production and Operations (MIB 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Global Production and Operations studies the structure and functioning of production systems within a manufacturing context. The complexity of international business operations is also studied. Topics include: plant location and operation, inventory control, transportation, technology acquisition (CAD/CAM), work flow planning, JIT concepts and statistical quality control. Also covered is how each of the above topics generally relates to the global service environment.
Fraud Management (MBA 576/876) - 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 529/829) - 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.
Government/not-for-profit accounting (ACCT 432EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

GOVERNMENTAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOUNTING emphasizes the different characteristics of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include accounting for state and local government entities and the role of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); the accountability for public funds; and accounting and financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ACCT 311.
Public Speaking: Professional Reports and Presentations (MMC 540/840) - 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.
Systems Analysis and Design (MBA 524/824) - 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 623/923) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Statutory Accounting deals with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions.
Mergers and Acquisitions Accounting (MBA 541/841) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course builds on the broad spectrum of accounting knowledge gained in Intermediate Accounting, by exploring more advanced accounting issues related to intercorporate investments with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. This course will enable the students to apply U. S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for equity accounting, purchase accounting, intercompany transactions and transfer pricing, variable interest entities, consolidation of majority owned subsidiaries, and disposition of subsidiaries. This course will also further develop the student’s ability to prepare financial statements in accordance with U. S. GAAP. In this class the instructor will further engage the students in discussing U. S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards convergence issues and will cover the newest FASB and IASB pronouncements. Students in the MBA program will expand their research and written and oral presentation abilities in a project teamwork environment. 3cr. Not available to students that have taken ACCT 541.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 500/800) - 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.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - 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. 3 credits.
Business Foundations for Administrative Professions (MBA 513/813) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - 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 540/840) - 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.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - 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 590/890) - 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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