Accounting concept


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

Curriculum and Courses

The accelerated 30-credit accounting track can be completed in 11 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 #Course Name# of Credit Hours
BUS 6000Managerial Finance and Data Analysis3
BUS 6100Globalization and Social Responsibility3
BUS 6200Leadership and Teamwork3
BUS 6300Current Events Impact on the Economy3
BUS 6400Strategic Management Practicum3

Accounting Concentration Courses (15 credits)

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