Master of Business Administration – Management Accounting Emphasis

Master Money & Management with an MBA with a Management Accounting Emphasis

Some professionals manage people, some manage finances and some do both.

The Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Accounting is ideal for individuals who wish to enhance their skills in business management while also gaining expertise in accounting. This degree gives students the tools and qualifications they need to earn higher salaries, advance in management positions and even oversee their own businesses.

With an emphasis in management accounting, students can build on their general business skill set formed in MBA core courses, further cultivating their leadership abilities through additional in-depth courses on management, communication and marketing analysis. Also, students learn accounting essentials such as accounting information systems, taxation and auditing from instructors who have worked in accounting in the past or are currently working in the field.

For students who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or have taken the necessary prerequisites, the MBA with a Management Accounting Emphasis qualifies one to sit for the CPA exam.

Why MACU is Your Choice for a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Management Accounting

MACU’s Master of Business Administration program was voted Oklahoma’s top Christian MBA program by The Journal Record’s 2017 Reader Rankings, so graduates of the program receive an award-winning degree.

We are experienced in adult education, whether it is on-campus or online, so our MBA program is tailored to fit the needs of individuals who may be juggling school, work and family. Each six-week class in the MBA program uses a similar template, ensuring that students know what to expect from course to course.

Every instructor in the program understands the importance of students truly learning the material, not memorizing it to pass a test. They not only teach theory but emphasize the application of theory through assignments based on real-life situations, government accounting software and audit software.

In addition, the Management Accounting emphasis will separate one’s resume from the pack when applying for positions that require a skillset in both general business and accounting.

Master's in Management Accounting - Oklahoma City, OK

What Job Can I Get with an MBA with an Emphasis in Management Accounting?

  • Controller
  • Business Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
Master's in Management Accounting - Oklahoma City, OK

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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.
ACCN5143 Advanced Cost Accounting
This course will study the development of cost accumulation and reporting systems that complement a firm's strategy and structure; how activity-based cost management systems increase competitiveness by helping a firm manage its costs, processes, and people. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913.
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.
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.
MGMT5233 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
This course examines the marketing functions and strategies related to the product, place, price and promotion of goods or services provided by the organization. The student will become familiar with the elements of a marketing plan and will be capable of analyzing complex situations leading to feasible solutions.
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.
MGMT5353 Communication in Professional Organ izations
This course is designed to groom the aspiring business professional leader to deliver professional, concise, powerful, and audience appropriate communication by utilizing the most acceptable tools, modes and media available. This will also sensitize the professional to appropriate communication etiquette and protocols to help ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the intended message.
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.
MGMT6313 Management Science
This course is an in-depth study of the application of the scientific approach to managerial decision making. Students will become familiar with the quantitative methods used in solving business problems. Using mathematical modeling, the student will formulate computer-based solutions to problems related to operations, marketing, finance, and other functions encountered in organizations.
MGMT6423 Strategic Business Management
This course demonstrates the strategic linkage between the functional disciplines (marketing, accounting, finance, legal, information systems, human resource behavior and management, and management science) within the strategic management process. This course focuses on how managers originate, implement, and assess strategies and serves as a capstone for the MBA program.

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