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MBA - Accounting (on-campus)

Get your career on track with a Fitchburg State MBA. Expand your options for employment in the business world -- learn more about our Master of Business Administration, accounting concentration.

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GRE and GMAT exams are no longer required for admission into this program

Degree Overview

The accounting concentration in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to provide students with the business skills and financial knowledge necessary to become leaders in business and in administration. It seeks to develop decision makers with strong analytical skills who are socially responsible, sensitive to cultural diversity and aware of the broadening world market. The on-campus MBA program offers both on-campus and 15-week online courses.

Students enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration if they are currently enrolled and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Students may choose a dual concentration option after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration option must complete the course requirements for each concentration. Courses completed can only be counted once towards one concentration. Students approved for a dual concentration will be required to meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved. All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option. 

Dual Concentration Options

Students in a dual concentration will complete a total of 39 credits.  Courses completed in the program can only be applied towards one required course in the program or concentration. Students seeking a dual concentration must complete a Dual Concentration Request Form (PDF).

Requirements and Curriculum

Accounting Concentration
Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF)

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Program at a Glance


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of no less than 2.8
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee

International Applicants - Additional Admission Requirements

For additional information please see the International Applicants Guide (PDF).

International Applicant Resources

Questions related to visas, I-20, OPT/CPT:

Office of International Education: 978.665.3089

Questions related to application/admission:

Admissions: 978.665.4399

Questions related to program requirements:

Graduate & Continuing Education: 978.665.3182


Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.

Total Credits

30 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Career Opportunities

  • Internal or External Auditing
  • Government Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Budget Analyst

Program Highlights

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