Online Master of Business Administration Accounting
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Get a leg up on the corporate ladder
An online MBA in accounting from Strayer University can help you advance toward your career goals and discover insights into financial reporting and tax management. With our flexible, online program, you can develop the techniques that leaders use to drive success, reach goals and master leadership.
*10-course MBAs are not available in all states. Contact an admissions officer for more details.
Spring Classes Start on April 4
Program at a glance
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Make informed accounting decisions
Our comprehensive 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.
Build your skills
- 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.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Accredited online university
Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
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*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
Strayer’s MBA program consists of 10 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.
*Students enrolled in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have a cost per course of $2,490, but have 12 total courses.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to three classes toward your master’s degree.** Strayer’s 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.
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 advance in your company and your career.
Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.
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 Strayer’s 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.
See accounting in a global context
An MBA in accounting from Stayer emphasizes financial reporting, budgeting, and profit planning while applying them to the competitive business environment, both locally and globally. You will gain the ability to interpret accounting data to make business decisions, solve organizational problems, and evaluate tax and legal complexities. 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.
You are the most important brand. This course will introduce methods to boost your communication skills and personal brand in a digital business setting using a variety of tools such as video, Skype and social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Topics covered include thought leadership, brand development, presentations, content curation, company/group interactions and trending topics.
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.
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.
Master’s 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 admission 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.
We welcome international students from around the globe.
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