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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 16 months Credit Hours: 45 Tuition: $19,350*

Program Overview


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.

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.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online, you must complete 13 courses (45 credit hours), comprised of 33 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 12 credit hours of electives. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of MBA with a Concentration in Accounting courses online, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online degree program, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, with transcripts verifying a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (or 2.75 with three years of relevant work experience) to achieve full admission status. You must submit a resume with three professional references.

To learn more about the MBA with a Concentration in Accounting online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $60 application fee and a $75 graduation fee. Costs are the same for students in Oregon or from outside the state.

To learn more about our MBA with a Concentration in Accounting online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before starting, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA with a Concentration in Accounting online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online curriculum is comprised of 13 courses (45 credit hours), including 33 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

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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.

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. Educational Testing Services (ETS) MBA Major Field Test is administered in this course.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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Admissions


It's time to begin! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online program, along with information on required documents.

MBA with a Concentration in Accounting Online 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 General online degree program.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.75 but less than 3.0 qualify for full admission by submitting resume verifying at least three years of relevant work experience and contact information of three professional references.
    • Applicants with less than 2.75 GPA qualify for provisional admission by submitting resume verifying at least three years of relevant work experience and contact information of three professional references. Students admitted on 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 intprogs@sou.edu
    • 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 have 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

Have a question? Call us at 800-490-7974.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Per Program
Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting $430 $1,290 $1,720 $19,350*

Note: SOU credit hours are quarter hours. 45 SOU hours = 30 semester credit hours

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Note: You will be charged a $75 graduation fee and an $80 course fee for the ETS Major Field Test in MBA 514. Proctoring fees, if required, are not included.

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Calendar


The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting online program is structured for working professionals, and conveniently features multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that’s best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer 2 Aug. 5, 2019 Jul. 22, 2019 Jul. 29, 2019 Jul. 31, 2019 Aug. 2, 2019 Sept. 22, 2019
Fall Sept. 30, 2019 Sept. 16, 2019 Sept. 23, 2019 Sept. 25, 2019 Sept. 27, 2019 Nov. 17, 2019
Winter Jan. 6, 2020 Dec. 23, 2019 Dec. 30, 2019 Jan. 1, 2020 Jan. 3, 2020 Feb. 23, 2020
Spring Mar. 30, 2020 Mar. 16, 2020 Mar. 23, 2020 Mar. 25, 2020 Mar. 27, 2020 May 17, 2020
Summer 1 June 15, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 8, 2020 June 10, 2020 June 12, 2020 Aug. 2, 2020
Summer 2 Aug. 3, 2020 July 20, 2020 July 27, 2020 July 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 Sept. 20, 2020
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"The MBA has a very broad appeal. Business is business – whether it's the software business, the insurance business or the packaged goods business – because we all need to understand how business works. The program at Southern Oregon certainly gives you that foundational knowledge from which you can progress regardless of what business you happen to be in."

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