Online MBA
Accounting Concentration

Online MBA[br]Accounting Concentration

Develop Into an Accounting Leader

For business professionals who desire to take on higher-level leadership positions in taxation and accounting, St. Bonaventure University offers an accredited online MBA with a concentration in accounting. You’ll learn cutting-edge business, accounting, and leadership skills and apply them to complex business issues in real-time.

Learn the Language of Business — Use the practice of accounting to understand global business activities and analyze the financial performance and outlook of organizations.

Expand Your Technical Knowledge — Gain proficiency in financial reporting, management control, auditing, and taxation.

Become a More Effective Business Planner — Apply accounting and economic principles to the operation of an organization, from understanding and analyzing financial statements to costing, budgeting, and planning.

Guide Strategic Decision-Making — Use advanced accounting tools and practices to create accurate financial insights that guide an organization’s strategic direction.

As a graduate, you’ll be prepared with the competence and courage needed to make ethically sound financial decisions that will move your organization forward in our highly competitive world.

 

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Foundation Courses (9 credits)

Foundation courses ensure preparation for upper-level courses. Some of these courses for our accredited online MBA program may be waived based on prior schooling and/or work experience.

  • MBA 515F Quantitative Foundations for Management
  • MBA 516F Accounting & Finance Foundations
  • MBA 517F Economic Foundations
The Business Core (12 credits)

The business core ensures that you’ll develop an advanced conceptual framework for analyzing and solving business problems. 

  • MBA 610 Financial Management
  • MBA 612 Marketing Management
  • MBA 613 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 616 Accounting Practices and Analysis
  • MBA 649 Business Policy (Capstone)
Graduate Electives (18 credits)

In addition to the accounting track courses, students take three electives in the following areas:

  • Legal and Ethics
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
MBA 623 Advanced Cost Accounting

Students will learn how to analyze and interpret published financial statements, and to incorporate information from supplemental sources to develop insights into a company’s business and associated finances. Understanding the effects of alternative accounting treatments on financial statements is emphasized. Students learn how to use this information to knowledgeably forecast future financial performance and condition.

Prerequisite: MBA 616 or equivalent background

MBA 696FA Financial Statement Analysis

Students will learn how to analyze and interpret published financial statements, and to incorporate information from supplemental sources to develop insights into a company’s business and associated finances. Understanding the effects of alternative accounting treatments on financial statements is emphasized. Students learn how to use this information to knowledgeably forecast future financial performance and condition.

Prerequisite: MBA 616 or equivalent background

MBA 696FP Financial Statements Presentation

The primary subject matter will be studying the transactional awareness and financial statement presentation of the impact of intermediate accounting concepts on the major components of the financial statements such as assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses. In addition, we will study the impact this environment has on management’s decision-making process. These concepts will be studied at a deeper level than in Introductory Financial Accounting. Recent additions to the professional accounting literature and the conceptual underpinnings of corporate financial reporting will be emphasized with a contrast to IFRS where appropriate.

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christy williams
St. Bonaventure’s MBA program is incredible. Not only is the structure of the program accommodating for the working professional, but the class sizes allow for both one-on-one interaction as well as group participation. Because of my experience at St. Bonaventure, I have a much better understanding of the ins and outs of a business, what truly makes a business successful and where I see myself in the future. SBU was the perfect fit for me.

- Christy A. Williams
Key Account Manager at Founders Brewing Co.
Master of Business Administration

marcus jones
I have had many wonderful outcomes from my online MBA at SBU: I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, which introduced me to an international network of business professionals for future career opportunities; I gained the necessary confidence I previously lacked to advance my career in the financial services industry; and, I have been granted job offers from several corporations who are aware of the excellent career preparation SBU’s business school has to offer.

- Marcus Jones
Certified Personal Banker
Five Star Bank

mike iulianello
My decision to pursue an MBA at St. Bonaventure University is one I will be forever grateful for and is one I recommend to anyone considering a graduate program. Some key benefits offered are the flexible class schedule, range of electives to peak your specific field of interest, and tight-knit class sizes that allowed an in-depth discussion to be had with peers and each professor. The communication and interpersonal skills gained in this environment are invaluable.

- Mike Iulianello
Mondelēz International
Master of Business Administration

theodore turner
The formation of my business took place while I was enrolled in the MBA program, so every class was applicable to something I needed to know. My MBA concentration was in marketing, and the marketing courses really helped me to establish my company’s brand and build a reputation in the community. Even after two years in business, I use marketing metrics and client feedback every day to better understand my target market and how to reach them.

- Theodora Turner
Founder and Owner
Anchor Advisors