Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting Online

Prepare to increase your ROI with an online MBA that combines advanced business acumen with specialized accounting knowledge and tools.

3/20/23 Next Application Due Date
4/3/23 Start Classes
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Program Overview

Discover our accelerated online accounting MBA at SOU

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online program equips you with a broad range of skills for career advancement into roles as a Corporate Accountant, Accounting Consultant, Senior Auditor, Financial or Budget Analyst, CFO, and more.

Deepen your knowledge and critical skills in areas such as accounting information systems, financial statement analysis, business valuation, and financial statements. The supportive and highly connected faculty at SOU shares its expertise in ways that yield real-world relevance. You can earn this online MBA conveniently in as few as 16 months while you continue working—and apply what you learn on the job.

SOU online MBA faculty care about our students

You should choose the online MBA program at Southern Oregon University because of the supportive, knowledgeable, professional faculty who care so much about their students and the futures that they're helping to build.

- Sara J. Adams, Senior Instructor, SOU online MBA

In the MBA with a Concentration in Accounting online program, you will:

  • learn and examine systems used for the accumulation, classification, processing, analysis and reporting of accounting data, including the controls necessary for information security, data integrity, and system auditability,
  • understand and interpret corporate financial statements and their related footnotes,
  • evaluate the financial strengths and weaknesses of companies from a decision-maker's perspective, and
  • analyze information from corporate financial reports for the purpose of business valuation.

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Learn what the SOU online MBA program can do for you

We attract students that are not necessarily working in a corporate world, but also both in government and nonprofits.

- Rene Ordonez, PhD, Professor, SOU online MBA

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Invest in your future wisely with our affordable tuition

The SOU Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition whether you reside in Oregon or outside the state.

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Our application deadlines and class schedules

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online program is convenient and accessible for working professionals. All courses are seven weeks in length, with multiple start dates each year. View the calendar to see upcoming starts and related due dates.

Now enrolling:

3/20/23 Apply Date
4/3/23 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Winter1/9/2312/26/221/4/231/13/23
Spring4/3/233/20/233/29/234/7/23

Now enrolling:

3/20/23 Apply Date
4/3/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

Admission qualifications for our online MBA in Accounting program

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online admission process is streamlined to help you get started right away. Requirements for full admission include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.75 GPA with three years relevant experience or 3.0 GPA

MBA with a Concentration in Accounting Online Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are granted full admission status into the MBA with a Concentration in Accounting online degree program.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.75 qualify for full admission status by verifying three or more years of relevant work experience within the application.
    • Provisional admission status is available for applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 2.75 who have three years of relevant work experience. Students admitted on a provisional basis must earn a B or better in courses taken during their first term in order to continue in the program.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous educational institutions attended.
  • International student applicants interested in enrolling in the SOU online Master of Business Administration program should contact the Office of International Programs for information related to international admissions and visa restrictions. Contact the Office of International Programs by emailing [email protected].

Southern Oregon University considers you an international student if you are NOT a:

  • U.S. citizen or national;
  • U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.

Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized university in that country.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; documents must be official and include an English translation. Applicants are required to have documents mailed to SOU in a sealed envelope from the school, which has not been opened.
    • SOU will not accept scans, faxes, photocopies, or already opened documents.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
    • If English is not your native language, you will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • You do not need to submit a score if you earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college/university or completed your education in a native English-speaking country.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

SOU Admissions Department
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

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Courses

Read about our online business accounting classes

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online, you must complete 13 courses (45 credit hours), covering 33 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 12 credit hours of concentration courses.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn how to plan and implement effective marketing strategies through case analysis and research in strategic applications. Emphasizes best practices to successfully address marketing challenges faced by actual businesses.

Course learning objectives:

  • Write clear and concise summaries of topical information
  • Demonstrate knowledge of triple bottom line and corporate responsibility trends
  • Evaluate alternative marketing strategies and make recommendations for change based on research
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students apply contemporary operations management techniques and tools to realistic business situations. Case studies and computer-based models are utilized as decision-making tools. MBA 514 must be taken during the final two terms. The MBA ETS Major Field Test will be administered via this course. The Field Test is part of the program's accreditation and assessment process. An $80 course fee will be assessed for this test.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the role of information systems (IS) in contemporary business organizations. Provides an overview of key information systems and technologies. Emphasizes the management behavior, knowledge, and skills necessary to participate in making decisions about information systems. Also introduces current trends and drivers, including emerging technologies that affect the present and future of information systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores the accounting function of an organization from a managerial perspective. Students gain an understanding of cost characteristics, cash flows, and reporting; the appropriate application of costs in decision-making; and the behavioral ramifications and interdependency of accounting within the organization as a whole.

Course learning objectives:

  • Correctly apply concepts and vocabulary of the cost environment
  • Organize accounting information properly for planning and control, decision-making, performance, evaluation, and reporting purposes
  • Employ management accounting techniques and concepts to enhance organizational strategies
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the roles and techniques of research in retail, service, community, and industry settings. Research methods and procedures such as design, data collection, analysis, and recommendations are applied to an actual organizational situation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores fundamental concepts of microeconomics (market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and industry structure and competition) as a means of understanding and analyzing business problems. Basic macroeconomic models are developed to help explain long-run trends and short-run fluctuations in key macroeconomic variables: GDP, inflation, interest rates, wage and profit rates, and budget deficits. Applies the basic principles of finance theory to decisions facing the corporate manager.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaints students with fundamental legal concepts affecting organizations through case studies and guest speakers. Concepts are discussed within a general managerial framework with distinctions made for private, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Major topics covered include tort liability, contracts and legal agreements, intellectual property rights, administrative law, individual liability, and legal economics/ADR applications. Management law covered includes employment issues such as wrongful non-hiring and termination, discrimination, ADA (disabilities), sexual harassment, and similar issues. Introduces contemporary issues of ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) facing the business community.

Course learning objectives:

  • Develop understanding and appreciation of current ethical and legal concepts/issues in business/management
  • Effectively discuss the importance of ethics in the organizational decision-making process
  • Become familiar with business law concepts/issues and be able to develop a proactive and preventive organizational culture and strategy
  • Effectively express and support a socially responsible and ethical organizational structure
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational systems. Topics covered (from theoretical and practical perspectives) include understanding people, motivation, group dynamics, communication, leadership, power, politics, conflict, diversity, culture, decision making, change, and organizational structure.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores essential financial theory and develops applications in the areas of valuation of assets, financing decisions, risk assessment, and short-term asset and liability management. Develops the abilities to compare and value uncertain cash flows; evaluate the costs and risks of financing from stocks, bonds, and entrepreneurial sources; and manage short-term capital.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course is intended to provide an experience that integrates the MBA coursework using intensive business cases and analysis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all core courses. MBA 590 must be taken during the final two terms.
You must take the following courses after successful completion of MBA 516.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Examines systems used for the accumulation, classification, processing, analysis, and reporting of accounting data, including the controls necessary for information security, data integrity, and system auditability. Extensive use of computer applications.

Course learning objectives:

  • Become familiar with the knowledge and skills needed within multiple accounting information systems and computer applications
  • Learn how to be proactive and improve the analysis and design of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to:
  • Add real value to business organizations
  • Protect business information and its net worth
  • Advise businesses about security risks which affect the business internal control systems over financial documentation, record keeping, and reporting

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Examines the analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret corporate financial statements and their related footnotes. Students evaluate the financial strengths and weaknesses of companies from a decision-maker’s perspective. Prerequisite: MBA 516.

Course learning objectives:

  • Apply analytical tools necessary to understand and interpret corporate financial statements and their related footnotes
  • Understand vertical and horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, strategic analysis, and prospective analysis
  • Effectively evaluate quality of financial information
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Analyzes information from corporate financial reports for the purpose of business valuation. Students learn how to use financial statement information to evaluate a company’s past and present performance and to predict likely future outcomes. Students evaluate how well (or poorly) the financial statements depict a company’s performance and how additional information, especially from footnote disclosures, is used to better understand and analyze financial statement information.

Course learning objectives:

  • Explore business enterprises from a financial perspective
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze financial data and draw conclusions about the health of business entities
  • Analyze business entities from a valuations standpoint

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