Whether you want to expand your financial expertise with a business focus or prepare for your CPA exam, Concordia University, Nebraska’s MBA in Accounting is the program for you.

Designed for working professionals looking to expand their business finance skill set, our accounting courses also help prepare graduates to sit for the CPA Examination or start a successful accounting practice. The traditional MBA progression can be completed in 24 months; our Fast Track option means qualified students can earn this IACBE-accredited master’s degree in as little as 18 months.

Unlike other Accounting MBA offerings, our students receive an intensive training in fundamental accounting principles within a business framework, taught from an ethical, Christian perspective. Small class sizes and attentive faculty dedicated to graduate success and career advancement are other compelling benefits this program offers. MBA core coursework exposes students to a wide variety of advanced business accounting topics. The specific Accounting curriculum is designed to help students meet the 150-hour education requirement for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) currently required in most states. *

This Accounting concentration also fits within Concordia Nebraska’s mission as a traditional nonprofit university with a faith-based approach to learning: Our goal is to create effective servant-leaders through rigorous academics, supported by caring, experienced instructors.

Our MBA curriculum is specifically designed to have immediate real-world application – this means you can take what you learn in class and immediately apply it to your job. Evening courses also let you advance your education without taking time away from your current job. Our student-focused approach also gives you the support of fellow students – build a professional network and reinforce case studies as you learn with your peers.

* Each of the 50 states or jurisdictions has its own set of fees and CPA Exam requirements for education, residency, and age. See specific CPA requirements in your state or jurisdiction.

Accounting Program Goals

Cover accounting fundamentals with a focus on advanced accounting subjects

Provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to start a successful career in accounting or business finance

Help students meet the 150-hour education requirement for licensure as a CPA in most states

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The next start date for Accounting is Monday, Mar 4.

Accounting MBA ConcentrationCourses

  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks

The Accounting MBA concentration program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to prepare you for the CPA exam or an exciting career in business finance.

MBA Core

    MBA 525 Leadership And Organizational Behavior
    This course is designed to increase students’ effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group and structural behavior and concepts are presented. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of leadership and communications.
    MBA 531 Effective Decision-Making and Communication
    This course enables students to understand the theories and processes by which people construct and interpret messages that influence attitudes and events. Individual and group interactions will explore the decision-making process within organizations. Students will reflect about the purpose and effects of decisions made in business, and examine the proper way to communicate these decisions.
    MBA 550 Strategic Marketing
    This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
    MBA 505 Ethical And Legal Environment Of Business
    This course equips business leaders to analyze their own ethical philosophies and those of others in a diverse and global business environment and to apply those philosophies in creating proactive ethics programs and solving ethical issues in their organizations. Included in the course is a study of different ethical models being applied in the modern business environment of the global community and the challenges faced by Christians in this morally diverse environment. This course also introduces students to important legal challenges they will face in leadership roles in business organizations and how they should analyze relevant variables in those areas to make wise decisions. Areas such as the civil litigation process, contract law, torts, and employment law will be discussed to aid in the analysis of the ethical and legal environment of businesses.
    MBA 513 Accounting: Financial Analysis For Decision-Making
    This course studies the use of internal accounting systems for decision-making and control. Topics include the nature of costs, organizational architecture, responsibility accounting, budgeting, cost allocation theory and practices, and management accounting in a changing environment.
    MBA 551 Operations Management
    This course focuses on operations in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing logistics to promote efficiency and overall quality. Topics include production planning, inventory management, statistical process control, project management, product design and lean manufacturing.
    MBA 530 Corporate Finance
    This course studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning.
    MBA 508 Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age
    This course will look at cutting-edge theories and practices in the areas of design thinking, complex problem solving, new types of innovation models, perceptual mapping in marketing research, and generating new business models for early stage companies and corporate intrapreneurship. In looking at design thinking, students will be equipped to examine discontinuities in underserved markets and uncover opportunities ripe for exploitation. Innovation will be explored through cases from the perspectives of product manufacturers, service providers and prospective customers.

Accounting Concentration

    MBA 655 Professional Tax Research
    This course introduces students to the legal aspects of taxation and the development of federal tax law as a basis for planning business decisions. Students become familiar with and use professional tax literature and technology for problem-solving. Case-based problemsolving provides experience in dealing with unstructured situations encountered in professional tax practice. This course emphasizes problem identification, research-based analysis, and resolution. Practical assignments are completed using research tools to locate, understand, and interpret primary source materials.
    MBA 656 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
    This course is an advanced-level study of accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments. It provides a detailed review of the accounting and financial reporting standards promulgated by the authoritative body, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), influencing the accounting and reporting for state and local governmental entities. Course material covers fund accounting concepts and practices as well as government-wide financial reporting similar to private business consolidated reporting and the relationships between the two.
    MBA 657 Corporate Taxation
    This course provides an overview of various aspects of corporate taxation, including, but not limited to, the following: formation, operation and liquidation of both C and S corporations, and determination of when selection should be made; tax treatment of dividend distributions and redemptions of corporate stock; and introduction to topics of corporate divisions, reorganizations and consolidated returns.

MBA Capstone

    MBA 690 Strategic Management
    This course is a culminating MBA degree course. Managers in today’s business environment must adapt and evolve to meet the technological and global pace of business. This course will provide the manager with the tools to successfully evaluate the internal and external environment and develop a strategic plan that is aligned with the goals of the organization and the needs of the market. Focus will be placed on the formation, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans through a balance of readings, class discussion, case analysis and simulations. Students’ achievement of the MBA Program Goals will be measured.

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