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
What Jobs Can I Get with an MBA with an Emphasis in CPA Accounting?
- Accounting Manager
- Business Director
- Chief Financial Officer
ACCN 5153 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACCN 5163 Business Taxation
ACCN 5173 Advanced Auditing
ACCN 6113 Advanced Theories of Financial Accounting
Choose six (6) additional hours from the list below to complete a general M.B.A.& CPA Accounting Emphasis.
ACCN 5143 Advanced Cost Accounting
ACCN 6213 CPA Exam Preparation I
ACCN 6223 CPA Exam Preparation II