Come for your online MBA, then prepare for more.

Accounting professionals are always thinking of ways to be more efficient. So are we. That’s why Maryville University offers a program that allows you to earn an online specialized MBA in Accounting, prepare for the CPA exam, and learn advanced concepts you need to stay ahead of the curve.

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Apply with no GMAT or GRE

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Complete in as few as 14 months

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Utilize eligible transfer credits to finish more quickly

Why choose Maryville for your online MBA with a concentration in Accounting?

What can Maryville offer you as you prepare to advance your education and your career? For starters, we’re focused on building your industry connections. The John E. Simon School of Business and the expert faculty of our online MBA program continually cultivate partnerships with companies from around the world, in just about every business sector.

These connections can help improve your networking opportunities — and ensure our online MBA program with a concentration in Accounting addresses real-time industry needs.

A few of our business partners include:

  • Ameren
  • Boeing
  • Centene
  • Centric Group
  • Edward Jones
  • Express Scripts
  • Maritz
  • Mercy Health
  • Rawlings
  • Scottrade
  • SSM Health
  • Suddenlink

 

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Ranked among the best values in private colleges
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ACBSP - Global Business Accreditation

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

What does our online MBA with a concentration in Accounting cover?

This program is designed to get you ready to compete and succeed in just about any position focused around finance. Key accounting courses in Maryville’s online master’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting curriculum include:

  • Tax Planning and Decision-Making. Study the structure and fundamental concepts of the tax system, and learn how to make the best decisions.
  • Financial Statement Analysis. Develop the skills to interpret and analyze financial statement information and assess profitability, liquidity, and risk.
  • Strategic Accounting Issues. Learn about the relationship between management and auditors in this course that examines the roles of accounting and corporate strategy.
  • Forensic Accounting. Use your accounting expertise to help investigate corporate crime like fraud and embezzlement.

What careers can you pursue with your online MBA in Accounting degree?

Getting your online Master of Business Administration can certainly open a number of doors for your career. But an online MBA in Accounting can give you the tools you need to pursue avenues in both business and finance, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions that can have salaries in the six-figure range or higher.

On the business side, this degree can prepare you a wide range of positions, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operation Officer
  • Business Consultant
  • Revenue Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Technical Account Manager

If you would rather work directly in finance, there are plenty of opportunities that can be just as rewarding, including:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026.*

With the predicted growth and lucrative median salaries, your online MBA with a concentration in Accounting can make for a great investment in your future.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Here are the average salaries you can expect for some high-profile careers in finance and accounting, as well as the growth outlook. Note that salaries can fluctuate greatly for some of these roles based on a number of factors.**

BUDGET
ANALYST

Median Salary:

$73,840

Career Growth Outlook:

7%

ACCOUNTANT OR AUDITOR

Median Salary:

$68,150

Career Growth Outlook:

10%

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Median Salary:

$121,750

Career Growth Outlook:

19%

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Median Salary:

$90,530

Career Growth Outlook:

15%

FINANCIAL ANALYST

Median Salary:

$81,760

Career Growth Outlook:

11%

**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job growth projected for 2016-2026.

Want to go further? Maryville’s program can help prepare you for the CPA exam. According to research compiled by Investopedia, accountants who choose to become CPAs can sometimes earn as much as 40% more than those who do not. Let us help you maximize your career potential.

Meet our business faculty 

When you earn your online MBA, you’re not just taking courses. You’re preparing for a career. And you want the best teachers and mentors you can get. With Maryville’s online master’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting, that’s exactly what you can expect: professors with real-world experience who are leaders in the industry and have a gift for helping students get the most out of the program.

Check them out for yourself.

Admissions requirements for our online MBA in Accounting

Our approach to education is simple. We want our online MBA in Accounting program to be open to highly motivated individuals. So, we’ve designed it to have no GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements and no application fee. You can simply start classes at a time that’s right for you by choosing one of six admission points during the year.

If you’re ready to put in the work, we’re ready to help you reach your potential. All you’ll need is:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 563 within two years of application

Why earn your MBA with a concentration in Accounting online?

Your schedule may be packed, but Maryville’s programs make getting a degree manageable with a program that works around your busy schedule.

Our flexible, user-friendly online experience simplifies the process of earning your online master’s in business administration in accounting so you can focus on your studies, not on technical or administrative issues.

  • Learn at your convenience. Earn your online MBA in Accounting as your schedule allows. Everything about our program is designed for students who are also working professionals with an already busy schedule.
  • Take advantage of personal support. When you succeed, we succeed. That means you can rest easy knowing you’ll have support every step of the way, from admissions to graduation.
  • Collaborate with students and faculty. You may not be in a classroom with other students, but you can team up to study, share notes, and find help via emails, chats, and message boards.
  • Utilize online technical support. It doesn’t take a computer expert to earn an online MBA with a concentration in Accounting. You can succeed with basic technical skills, and our online coordinators are always happy to guide you through the learning platform.

Pick a starting time that works for you.

Everybody’s schedule is different. That’s why we make earning your online MBA with a concentration in Accounting as convenient as possible by offering multiple start times throughout the year. You can also earn your degree in as few as 14 months.

We have start dates available at the beginning and in the middle of our spring, summer, and fall terms, so you’re never more than a couple months from a chance to take your next step.

How many credits are required for your online MBA with a concentration in Accounting?

Earning your degree requires completing 39 credit hours. And if you take two courses per eight-week session, you can have your degree in as few as 14 months. Your completion time depends on how fast you want to go.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 24 credit hours for core courses
  • 12 credit hours for the accounting concentration
  • 3 credit hours for your capstone

At Maryville University, we want being brave to be affordable. That’s why we offer affordable tuition and people who are happy to help you through the financial aid process if needed. Connect with an Enrollment Advisor today, or visit our admissions page.