MBA, Accounting

Study Format Online, On Campus

This MBA is offered 100% online, 100% on campus and through a blend of online and on-campus classes.

Program Length 54 credit hours


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Whether you are looking to become a high-level executive at a corporation or an independent CPA, an MBA in accounting from Concordia University Chicago opens up a myriad of career possibilities. You will gain the analytical and leadership skills required to excel in accounting. Concordia-Chicago MBA graduates move on to positions in auditing, tax strategy and managerial accounting.

Learning Objectives

Concordia-Chicago's MBA in accounting prepares students to take the Certified Public Accountants examination. Students take specialized courses such as Audit Theory, Federal Income Taxation and Corporate Taxation, and Strategic Cost Management. Students learn to analyze an organization’s economic performance, use advanced accounting reports, and convey information to key stakeholders within the firm.

Career Possibilities

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Tax Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Auditor

Career Outlook

As the economy grows, accountants will be relied on more heavily to prepare and examine financial records. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 13% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The 2012 median pay for accountants and auditors was $63,550.

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