Master of Business Administration Accounting
Why earn a degree in accounting from Strayer?
An MBA in Accounting from Strayer can help you get a leg up on the corporate ladder by giving you insight into financial reporting and tax management. With our flexible, online program, you’ll also develop leadership techniques you can use to reach your professional goals.
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See accounting in a global context
An MBA in Accounting from Strayer emphasizes financial reporting, budgeting and profit planning as applied to both local and global business environments. You’ll develop the skills to interpret accounting data to make business decisions, solve organizational problems, and evaluate tax and legal complexities.
Is an MBA in Accounting good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Interpret accounting data to inform business decisions about organizational challenges.
- Evaluate the federal tax complexities of a firm to minimize tax liabilities within an ethical framework.
- Interpret financial results and related financial report information from the perspective of different users.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a master’s degree in business administration?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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How much does an MBA in Accounting cost?
Estimate the cost of your degree
How much does an MBA in Accounting cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
This MBA program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,985 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
*Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
What coursework do you need to specialize in accounting?
Our comprehensive online MBA program gives you a chance to immerse yourself in managerial accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and organizational tax research and planning. Communication, ethics and planning are all emphasized in the MBA accounting concentration. View all courses.
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.
The ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion is an increasingly vital skill in business. This course focuses on tailoring your communication style to your audience. You will learn about communication strategies, effective business writing, and improving interpersonal communications and understand why communication is one of the most important skills in business.
Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations. A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion. Course residency requirement: This course must be taken as last or next-to-last class; it is not eligible for transfer credit and must be taken at Strayer University.
Prerequisite: ACC 556 or ACC 557
Covers the creation, use, and interpretation of internal accounting data and information. Emphasizes the managerial functions of cost control and reporting, budgeting, profit planning, and projections used in decision-making.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Additional topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans are discussed. Ethics, research, and tax planning are an integral part of the course.
This course prepares students to address concepts of financial reporting and analysis required in the business environment. Students learn important criteria for preparing and presenting financial statements and the related footnote information. Focus is on the analysis of financial statements and related information from the standpoint of the different users of financial reports.
What can you do with an MBA in Accounting?
Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the accounting field.
Versatile skills for your future
The accounting concentration reviews foundational accounting principles from the perspective of a business manager. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in cost accounting, organizational tax research and planning, and financial reporting and analysis. Students will be prepared to interpret accounting data to inform business decisions about organizational challenges.
In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:
- Analyze data and account books to identify redundancies, excessive spending, fraud or violations of laws, regulations and company policies.
- Assess taxpayer finances to calculate the amount of taxes owed, considering interest rates, annuities, stock and bond valuation and other factors.
- Calculate tax amounts owed and complete tax returns, ensuring payment, reporting and other tax requirements are met.
- Create, manage or examine budgets and produce regular reports that compare planned costs to actual costs.
- Evaluate existing and upcoming systems and programs to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
- Guide clients on compensation, health care benefits, long-range tax plans and other areas.
- Meet with company executives to discuss financial and regulatory matters.
- Oversee company audits and outline the scope of the investigation.
- Prepare and analyze annual reports, financial statements and other records to evaluate the company’s financial situation and help with financial planning.
- Provide reports and recommendations to management about asset use, audit results and the financial status of the company.
- Review inventory to confirm the accuracy of journal and ledger entries, and adjusting journal entries as needed.
- Review records and talk to employees to ensure transactions are accurately recorded and the company is following laws and regulations.
- Review the operations, trends, costs, revenues and financial commitments of a business to forecast future revenues and expenses, or to offer advice.
- Support and represent clients in financial-related litigation cases and other dealings with tax authorities.
Master of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admissions process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MBA students
We welcome international students.