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 12 months, and is essential to candidates who wish to earn their CPA license.

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. ”


Click to view course requirements for the MBA in Accounting.

Core MBA Courses (15 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6000BUS 600Managerial Finance and Data Analysis3
BUS 6100BUS 610Globalization and Social Responsibility3
BUS 6200BUS 620Leadership and Teamwork3
BUS 6300BUS 630Current Events Impact on the Economy3
BUS 6400BUS 640Strategic Management Practicum3

Accounting Concentration Courses (15 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 6103ACC 613Business Law and Ethics for Accountants3
ACC 6205ACC 625Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination3
ACC 6003ACC 603Corporate Taxation3
ACC 6303ACC 633Non Profit and Government Accounting3
ACC 6403ACC 643Contemporary Financial Accounting Issues3