Accounting Concentration, MBA (on-campus)

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In Short

Provides you with the business skills and financial knowledge necessary to become leaders in business and in administration.

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What will I do?
  • Develop strong analytical skills and informed decision making for professional environments 
  • Learn social responsibility and sensitivity to cultural diversity as it relates to the broadening world market

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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.

Program Overview

The on-campus MBA program offers both on-campus and 15-week online courses.

If you're enrolled in the MBA program and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher, you may request to enroll in one additional concentration. You may choose a dual concentration option after your first semester. If you've been approved for a dual concentration option you must complete the course requirements for each concentration. Courses completed can only be counted once towards one concentration. If you're approved for a dual concentration then you will be required to meet the requirements for the catalog year in which your dual concentration is approved.

All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option.

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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).

Career Opportunities

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

Program Highlights

Total Credits

30 credits

Time Frame

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

Curriculum and Other Information

  • Students will be able to demonstrate well-developed problem solving skills including the ability to recognize problems; analyze uncertain situations; interpret and use data and evidence in drawing conclusions; develop alternative solutions, and adapt and innovate in new setting.
  • Students will be able to integrate theory and practice across business functional areas and employ appropriate decision-support methods for the purpose of strategic analysis, planning, implementation, and control.
  • Students will be able to articulate the major theories and concepts in the areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing.
  • Students will be able to employ and apply appropriate technical and quantitative techniques and methods in the analysis of real-world business situations.
  • Students will be able to communicate to relevant audiences, including the composition of clear, consistent, and effective written forms of communication and the composition and presentation of effective oral business presentations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate well developed organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills for the effective implementation of organizational policy.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  • Students will be able to identify the opportunities and challenges of globalization and apply managerial skills to global business issues.
  • Students will be able to describe the role and importance of key change factors, explain the linkage between standard setting and theory formulation in accounting, distinguish between data and information, prepare dataflow diagram to understand, evaluate and design information systems, and explain the importance of upholding ethics in accounting.
  • Students will be able to describe the functions of managerial and cost accounting, compute break-even point and explain the effects of shifts in sales mix on contribution margin, explain how a balanced scorecard fits together and how it supports a company’s  strategy, and explain the impact of transfer pricing on the U.S economy with specific focus on taxation.

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
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Online Graduate application and fee
  • Professional resume
  • If undergraduate GPA is less than a 2.8, One Letter of Recommendation will be required.

If you're an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency and complete a transcript credential evaluation. For the most up-to-date information on applying and deadlines, please visit International Admissions

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