Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) CPA Degree

Get an MBA That Prepares You to Become a CPA

You don't have to choose between earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) and preparing yourself to sit for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. An accredited MBA CPA degree online from Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in Oklahoma City offers both. With our master's degree—CPA emphasis, you'll gain general business and management skills plus accounting abilities that will differentiate you in the workplace or from other job candidates. Learn to apply theory, make yourself more marketable, and graduate ready to manage both people and money. 

MACU's MBA CPA degree trains you for upper-level accounting positions through a curriculum centered around real-life situations and that uses government accounting and audit software. To ensure you're fully equipped, our experienced instructors emphasize the importance of truly digesting the material and not just memorizing it to pass a test.

Courses in our CPA track program focus on topics such as taxation and auditing and accounting information systems. In addition, there are two classes specifically tailored to CPA certification exam prep.

Financial Accounting vs. Management Accounting: What's the Difference?

Financial accountants are primarily concerned with an organization's overall profitability and preparing reliable, accurate statements for internal and external audiences. Management accountants, on the other hand, focus on business transaction details throughout the company, looking for problem areas and attempting to improve operational efficiency and profitability wherever feasible.

Why Choose MACU's Online MBA CPA Degree Program?

When you complete our master's CPA program, you'll graduate with a recognized degree. MACU’s program was voted a top Oklahoma MBA program in 2017 and a finalist in 2019 in The Journal Record’s Reader Rankings. In addition to educational excellence, our online MBA CPA program is designed to work around the schedules of busy working adults. On-campus MBA classes may also be available.

Each six-week course in the MBA program uses a similar template, so you'll 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. You're guaranteed to learn ideas and skills relevant to real-world accounting.

You don't need a bachelor's degree in accounting to take our CPA master's program. You will, however, need to complete the following prerequisite courses prior to entrance:

  • 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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Courses

Code Course
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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