Master of Business Administration in Accounting

The St. Thomas University Master of Business Administration degree is designed for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, responsible positions of management. The MBA program provides a balance between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of management and focuses on the needs of part-time students who may have special concerns because of their employment responsibilities. The MBA also provides an opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree program in as few as seven nine-week terms, i.e., less than 18 months.


Career Landscape

Some of the job titles in this field include, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Controller, Accounting Supervisor, Tax Manager, Finance Manager, Finance Director, Operations Manager, Tax services manager.

  • Accounting professionals’ salary with a master’s degree can reach $135,000.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics established a projection of 140,300 new accounting and auditing jobs by 2026.
  • According to information from Graduate Management Admission Council, 45% of 545 employers plan to hire accounting graduates.


Program Highlights

  • Fully on-campus program
  • Affordable
  • Year-round enrollment
  • No GRE or GMAT
  • Evening classes
  • Earn your degree in as little as 15-18 months




Tuition per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
Tuition $825 $75 $29,550


Start Terms

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting offers six start terms throughout the year. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more.


Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with the following required coursework or equivalents:

  • A completed and signed university Application for Admission
  • Official college and/or university baccalaureate transcripts from the institution where the degree was conferred
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher



Master of Business Administration: 36-45 Credits

Preparatory Courses (if required)

  • ACC 530 Essentials of Accounting: 3 Credits
  • BUS 532 Statistical Analysis for Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 724 Foundation for Business Studies: 3 Credits

Core Courses: 24 Credits

  • BUS 704 Policy, Planning and Strategy Systems: 3 Credits
  • BUS 775 International Business: 3 Credits
  • BUS 750 Strategic Marketing Management: 3 Credits
  • FIN 751 Financial Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 777 Data Analytics for Business: 3 Credits
  • MAN 700 Organizational Behavior: 3 Credits
  • MAN 510 Management Ethics: 3 Credits

Accounting Specialization: 12-15 credits
Four of the following courses:

  • ACC 502 Advanced Auditing: 3 Credits
  • ACC 503 Management Accounting II-Cost Analysis: 3 Credits
  • ACC 504 Advanced Accounting Information Systems: 3 Credits
  • ACC 505 Advanced Taxation: 3 Credits
  • ACC 508 International Financial Reporting Standards: 3 Credits
  • ACC 540 Fraud Examination: 3 Credits
  • ACC 541 Forensic Accounting Applications: 3 Credits
  • ACC 542 Forensic Accounting Practice Issues: 3 Credits
  • ACC 543 Computer Auditing and Investigation: 3 Credits
  • ACC 605 Seminar in Accounting Theory: 3 Credits
  • ACC 755 Seminar: Selected Topics in Accounting: 3 Credits
  • ACC 781 International Taxation: 3 Credits
  • ACC 783 Tax Research: 3 Credits
  • ACC 785 Taxation of Estates, Trusts and Gifts: 3 Credits
  • ACC 786 Advanced Corporate Taxation: 3 Credits
  • ACC 788 “S” Corporation and Partnership Taxation: 3 Credits
  • ACC 790 Accounting Internship I: 3 Credits


Graduation Requirements

For graduation, students need to earn a B or better in every course and attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Individual advising and answers to questions about courses are available by contacting the Program Coordinator.


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