Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Prepare for advanced accounting roles and help businesses make smarter financial decisions.

Program Overview


Learn more about our online MBA in Accounting program

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

This online MBA in Accounting program is designed for business professionals who want to expand their accounting knowledge base and take on financial leadership roles. Core business knowledge paired with advanced accounting coursework creates a formidable skill set.

Grow your accounting knowledge, administrative expertise and professional opportunities with an MBA in Accounting from Pittsburg State University. This AACSB-accredited program is delivered 100% online and provides broad applications for knowledge in both management and finance as well as excellent preparation for Uniform CPA Examination. In fact, if you have a BBA in Accounting with 124 hours and complete this degree program, you will satisfy the 150 hours required to sit for the exam.

In the Master of Business Administration in Accounting program, you will develop advanced accounting knowledge that includes in-depth studies of corporate financial statement formation and analysis, tax implications for corporations, the financial statement auditing process, and the tax research process as it applies to federal tax issues.

Core MBA coursework emphasizes essential business competencies such as management-control systems, quantitative business analysis, leadership issues, strategic management, consumer analytics and quality control tools.

At Pitt State, preparation for future success is intense. The placement rate for Pitt State College of Business graduates is approximately 90%. This program emphasizes broad preparation in the competencies required of business executives, as well as practical experience with case methods or simulations embedded in the coursework.

In the online Master of Business Administration in Accounting program, you will:

  • Develop advanced accounting knowledge through study of financial statement analysis, financial statement auditing, and tax research and tools
  • Learn to understand and implement management-control systems
  • Understand financial strategy, such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Be able to perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Master strategic management skills to implement policies
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building
  • Develop advanced accounting knowledge through study of financial statement analysis, financial statement auditing, and tax research and tools
  • Learn to understand and implement management-control systems
  • Understand financial strategy, such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Be able to perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Master strategic management skills to implement policies
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building

Potential career opportunities for graduates include:

  • certified public accountant
  • financial manager
  • financial analyst
  • auditing manager
  • forensic accountant
  • financial reporting manager
  • controller
  • certified public accountant
  • financial manager
  • financial analyst
  • auditing manager
  • forensic accountant
  • financial reporting manager
  • controller

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


Discover more about our affordable tuition

Pittsburg State University offers affordable tuition prices. Tuition for the Professional MBA online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

*Pittsburg State University's tuition rates and fees are reviewed annually by the Kansas Board of Regents and subject to change prior to each new academic year.

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Calendar


Dates you need to know

This MBA program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started at PSU—choose the date that works for you.

Please note that all tuition payments are due at 8:00am on the day of the Tuition Deadline.

Now enrolling:

5/23/22 Apply Date
6/6/22 Class Starts
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/3/227/22/22
Fall 18/22/228/8/228/15/228/17/228/19/2210/7/22
Fall 210/17/2210/3/2210/10/2210/12/2210/14/2212/2/22
Spring 11/17/231/2/231/9/231/11/231/13/233/3/23
Spring 23/13/232/27/233/6/233/8/233/10/234/28/23
Summer6/5/235/22/235/29/235/31/236/2/237/21/23
Fall 18/21/238/7/238/14/238/16/238/18/2310/6/23
Fall 210/16/2310/2/2310/9/2310/11/2310/13/2312/1/23

Now enrolling:

5/23/22 Apply Date
6/6/22 Class Starts

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Admissions


Find your fit in our online program

The admission process is the first step toward changing your life. Please review the requirements for entering the MBA in Accounting online program at Pittsburg State University.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT
  • Resume with 3 years qualified management experience

Admission Requirements:

The following criteria are used for admission to the MBA online program:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an earned master's or higher professional degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT
  • Resume that demonstrates a minimum of 3 years of significant, full-time managerial experience
    • This is defined as experience managing people, financial resources or customer relationships beyond a basic supervisory level. Roles that would typically qualify include those in which applicants have administrative responsibility for hiring/firing and training staff, fiscal/budget management, account management, project management, and/or contract negotiations. This also includes business owner-managers and entrepreneurs.
    • Additionally, applicants who possess professional licensure are encouraged to apply. Examples include PMP, CPA, CFA, CMA, AIA, CSA, CDMP, PE, FMP, CME and CPCU.
    • Applicants who possess previous or current military experience in a leadership capacity are encouraged to apply as well.
    • Resume must be uploaded during the application. If resume is not received with the application, then you will have to reapply.
  • Official transcripts, submitted directly from all colleges/universities attended

Transcripts and other documents should be mailed to:

Pittsburg State University

Graduate and Continuing Studies

ATTN: Janet Miller

1701 South Broadway Street

Pittsburg, KS 66762

Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to Janet Miller at [email protected]

Courses


Take a look at the online MBA in Accounting curriculum

In order to remain in the program, the student must successfully complete (with A/B grade) their first two online courses.

You must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the design, evaluation, and effective implementation of management control systems using a case-based format.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Tools of managerial economics, decision making under uncertainty, forecasting, regression analysis, and linear programming.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of leadership, organizational design and the interactions between individuals, groups and organizations. Emphasis will be given to an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building. Other topics include organizational behavior, motivation, HRM, and other management processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods for incorporating social responsiveness and public policy analysis into the strategic decision making of the firm.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of the firm, emphasizing financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Case method.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management-oriented approach to marketing analysis and planning emphasizing the behavioral sciences, and economics and marketing theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student assumes the role of a decision-maker exercising all management functions to implement policy based on effective management strategy. Case method or simulation. FIN 836 Financial Strategy, MKTG 839 Marketing Strategy, and to have completed a total of 12 hours of graduate level courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A case-study course that focuses on using corporate financial statements to make business and investment decisions. Emphasis is on practical application and special attention is given to cultivating critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and the ability to effectively communicate analyses to interested parties.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An applied study of the financial statement auditing process. Includes assessment of financial accounting system risks and controls, professional auditing standards, auditors' ethical and legal responsibilities, and other assurance services provided by public accountants.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The tax research process and the sources of tax authorities are focused upon to provide the tools to answer specific federal tax questions.
Pittstate Faculty Steve Horner

"Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as "What's News" in The Wall Street Journal; local and regional newspapers; PBS NewsHour; and CNN."

Dr. Stephen V. Horner

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