Master of Business Administration – CPA Accounting

Advance Your Career with an MBA with a CPA Accounting Emphasis

You don’t have to choose between earning a Master of Business Administration and preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. With MACU’s MBA with an emphasis in CPA Accounting, students gain a general business skill set while learning everything they need to know before taking the CPA certification exam.

Students exit the program boasting a combination of management skills and accounting abilities that differentiates them from other job candidates and makes them more marketable to employers. Because of the program’s emphasis on application of theory, graduates of the program are prepared to manage both people and money.

The MBA with a CPA Accounting Emphasis program prepares students for upper-level accounting positions through a curriculum centered around real-life situations and by utilizing government accounting software and audit software. To ensure that students are equipped for the realities of accounting, instructors emphasize the importance of students truly digesting the material instead of merely memorizing it to pass a test.

In addition to courses that focus on topics such as taxation, auditing and accounting information systems, the program offers two courses specifically designed to prepare students for the CPA certification exam.

Why MACU is Your Choice for a CPA Program

Students who complete the CPA Accounting program graduate with an award-winning degree, as MACU’s Master of Business Administration program was voted Oklahoma’s top Christian MBA program by The Journal Record’s 2017 Reader Rankings.

Because of MACU’s extensive experience in adult education, our classes, whether on-campus or online, are designed to work around the schedules of busy working adults. In addition, each six-week course in the MBA program uses a similar template, so students know what to expect from class to class.

Nearly every faculty member in the program possesses a CPA or Ph.D., and most are practicing accountants, so students are guaranteed to learn ideas and skills relevant to real-world accounting.

Students need not have a bachelor’s degree in accounting in order to enter the MBA with an emphasis in CPA Accounting program. However, students without a bachelor’s degree in accounting must have taken the following prerequisite courses:

  • ACCN 3913 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCN 3933 Income Tax Accounting I
  • ACCN 4443 Advanced Financial Accounting  OR 
  • Equivalent ACCN 4633 Auditing
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What Jobs Can I Get with an MBA with an Emphasis in CPA Accounting?

  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Business Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
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ACCN5133 Managerial Accounting
This course introduces the financial statement, their sources and functions, and managerial control systems involved with the accounting process, including variance analysis and budgeting. It serves as an overview of the accounting function and its use in the management of the functional units within the organization.
ACCN5153 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
This course studies the framework of accounting information systems by combining knowledge about the accounting transaction cycles, information technology, and business process design.
ACCN5163 Business Taxation
This course reviews organizational tax strategies for capital structures, business operations, new business, business domestic expansion, international growth.
ACCN5173 Advanced Auditing
This course examines auditing principles, concepts, and standards including a review organizational decision financial reporting and resolution of ethical issues.
ACCN6113 Advanced Theories of Financial Accn
This advanced course in the theories of financial accounting presents an in-depth analysis of the historical development of accounting theory and its application to current and future accounting issues. The course enhances critical thinking skills by synthesizing the professional accountant's understanding and knowledge of accounting theory with the resolution of real world accounting problems. The course incorporates a global perspective with respect to the development and analysis of accounting standards.
ECON5223 Managerial Economics in the Globalized Environment
This course applies the principles of economics to rational business operations. The course will focus on managerial economics: demand theory, pricing and elasticity, forecasting and production levels, costs, capital allocation, distribution, and consumption. Students will explore such economic concepts as opportunity costs, the concepts of supply versus demand, profit maximization, and monetary systems. Economic geopolitical events with cause and effect relationships will be highlighted throughout the course.
FINC5333 Modern Corporate Finance
This course examines corporate utilization and allocation of monetary resources, capital, budgeting, the time value of money, security valuation, debt-equity structure, international finance, weighted average cost of capital, and other financial issues are examined with a view toward providing the student with decision-making tools for risk and investment analysis.
MGMT5113 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces the theories of behavior in human management. A critical analysis is performed on the contributions to the organizational behavior discipline and its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of culture development, time management, job design, change, motivation, leadership development, communication, small group dynamics, and negotiation in the business setting.
MGMT5323 Human Resource Management
This course focuses on the human resource management functions in profit and nonprofit organizations. Major topics include: human resource planning, legal requirements, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, performance appraisals, career development, compensation and benefits, and reward systems. It will examine how diverse human resource management functions contribute to corporate profitability and why they are critical to an organization’s long-term survival. Students will explore the interdependencies between human resource and organizational strategies.
MGMT5413 Legal Environment
This course examines the impact of laws and the legal system on the business environment and managerial decision making. Major topics include: contracts, commercial transactions, agency relationships, organization choices, federal-state-local governance with special emphasis on EEOC and ADA issues, property law, and hiring practices. Special emphasis will be placed on recent court cases impacting the business arena.

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