Accounting concept


The accounting track of the MBA provides the student with a core of business courses and advanced professional study in accounting. Graduates are able to pursue a number of careers in management, accounting, and finance, and will have the credit and experiential basis to sit for a Certified Public Accountant exam.

Curriculum and Courses

The accelerated 30-credit accounting track can be completed in 15 months, and is essential to candidates who wish to earn their CPA license.

Core MBA Courses (15 credits)

BUS600 Managerial Finance and Data Analysis
BUS610 Globalization and Social Responsibility
BUS620 Leadership and Teamwork
BUS630 Current Events Impact on the Economy
BUS640 Strategic Management Practicum

Accounting Concentration Courses (15 credits)

ACC613 Business Law and Ethics for Accountants
ACC625 Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
ACC603 Corporate Taxation
ACC633 Non Profit and Government Accounting
ACC643 Contemporary Financial Accounting Issues


Isaiah Odunlami '17

MBA in accounting
General ledger accountant II at Baystate Health

Photo of MBA grad Isaiah Odunlami 17

“My experience in the MBA program was electrifying. I took an entrepreneurial approach during my time in the program. I know that understanding finance and accounting is crucial to really succeeding in the world and many industries. The professors at the Elms provided me with the tools that I needed to excel and help further my career. I knew if I wanted to progress not only in accounting, but in life, I would have to obtain the greatest asset, which is knowledge. I can definitely say that the MBA program has played a significant factor in my development. ”