Online MBA in Accounting
Online MBA in Accounting
Online MBA in Accounting

Lead businesses to accounting success.

Accounting professionals are always thinking of ways to be more efficient. So are we. That’s why Maryville University’s online MBA in Accounting program teaches the advanced concepts you’ll need to stay ahead of the curve. Prepare for your future in accountancy leadership today and help businesses navigate the complex global economy.

Study 100% online

Apply with no GMAT or GRE

Complete in as few as 14 months

Utilize eligible transfer credits to finish more quickly

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online MBA 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 in Accounting program addresses real-time industry needs.

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What Does Our Online MBA in Accounting Curriculum Cover?

This program requires completing 39 credit hours, with core courses covering topics from business ethics and organizational development to business economics and strategic marketing. The program is designed to get you ready to compete and succeed in just about any position in 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.

Online MBA in Accounting Career Opportunities

Earning your online Master of Business Administration can certainly open a number of doors for your career. But an online MBA in Accounting can help you gain 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.

An MBA in Accounting online degree can prepare you for a wide range of business and finance positions, including:

Typical Online MBA in Accounting Salary

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Online MBA in Accounting Career Outlook

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also projects about 136,400 openings will be available for accountants and auditors each year over the same period as workers retire or leave the field. Other related fields are expected to see strong growth, including financial manager (17%), financial advisor (15%), and financial analyst (9%).

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

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 MBA 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.

The Business World Is All About Connections — So Is Our Online MBA in Accounting.

In the business world, your industry connections are important. That’s why we’re committed to helping you build your network. The John E. Simon School of Business and the faculty of our online MBA program cultivate partnerships with a wide variety of companies, so you can use our connections to improve your networking opportunities. These relationships also help ensure our program addresses the top needs of tomorrow’s industry leaders..

Our business partners include:

Centric Group

Edward Jones
Express Scripts
Mercy Health

SSM Health

Why Earn Your MBA in Accounting Online?

Your schedule may be full, 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 MBA in Accounting, so you can focus on your studies, not on technical or administrative problems.

Learn at your convenience.
Earn your online MBA in Accounting as your schedule allows. Our program is designed for students who are also working professionals with busy schedules.

Take advantage of personal support.
When you succeed, we succeed. You can rest assured 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 get help via emails, chats, and message boards.

Utilize online technical support.
It doesn’t take a computer expert to earn an MBA in Accounting. You can succeed with basic technical skills. 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 MBA in Accounting online 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 of months from a chance to take your first step.

Online MBA in Accounting Admissions Requirements

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
  • A personal letter explaining your qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants: An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT of 79 or higher, with no subscore lower than 18, and a test date within two years of application    

Online MBA in Accounting Credit Requirements

Earning your degree requires completing 39 credit hours. 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, being brave is 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Earning an online MBA in Accounting prepares students for numerous opportunities in a wide range of industries in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

    Organizations of all sizes need accountants and auditors to prepare, examine, and interpret all company financial records. These professionals handle business-critical financial tasks such as invoicing and collecting accounts receivable, reconciling accounts, and tax preparation. Accounting professionals streamline financial processes and optimize business operations for efficiency.

  • Individuals with an MBA in Accounting degree had a median annual salary of approximately $79,000 as of March 2023, according to Payscale. 

    Median starting salary levels for MBA graduates eclipse those for bachelor’s graduates by 22% to 40%, according to the Corporate Recruiters Survey 2022 by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The survey also states that 92% of corporate recruiters planned to hire new MBA graduates, as did 95% of staffing firms.

    With our 14-month online MBA completion option, you can recoup financial costs faster than you could with many other programs.

  • Yes. Our online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    In addition, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015.

  • The online MBA in Accounting at Maryville includes 39 credit hours, which can be completed in as few as 14 months.

Apply to the online MBA in Accounting program at Maryville University.

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