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Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Prepare to transition into a career in public accounting, regardless of your undergraduate background, in this dynamic online program.

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Program Overview

Broaden your fundamental business knowledge while specializing in managerial accounting and auditing in the Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting program from Bowling Green State University.

$17,850 In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

This innovative program enables you to earn a prestigious BGSU degree in a convenient online format with the flexibility to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Courses in this program may help meet educational requirements to sit for the CPA Exam in Ohio. Please consult the state board of accountancy in your state for specific CPA Exam requirements.

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Graduates of this Online MBA program will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the audit process and identify methods and tools for internal controls
  • Use and apply financial accounting tools for more effective decision-making
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Use auditing principles and procedures for independent verification of financial records and reviews of operations
  • Understand the role of the audit process and identify methods and tools for internal controls
  • Use and apply financial accounting tools for more effective decision-making
  • Make solid business decisions through information analysis
  • Develop leadership skills to more effectively lead an organization, team, or business unit
  • Use auditing principles and procedures for independent verification of financial records and reviews of operations

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Financial Reporting Manager
  • Controller
  • Accounting Director
  • Financial Reporting Analyst
  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Reporting Manager
  • Controller
  • Accounting Director
  • Financial Reporting Analyst
  • Accounting Manager

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Tuition

The Online MBA program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

$595 Per Credit Hour (Ohio Students)
$17,850 Total Tuition (Ohio Students)

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Ohio students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Online MBA – Accounting $595 $1,785 $17,850

Out-of-state students

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Online MBA – Accounting $606 $1,818 $18,180

Calendar

BGSU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

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TERM START DATE APPLICATION DEADLINE DOCUMENT DEADLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE LAST CLASS DAY
Spring 1 01/27/20 01/13/20 01/15/20 01/24/20 03/15/20
Spring 2 03/23/20 03/09/20 03/11/20 3/20/20 05/10/20
Summer 1 05/20/20 05/06/20 05/08/20 05/17/20 06/30/20
Summer 2 07/06/20 06/22/20 06/24/20 07/03/20 08/16/20
Fall 1 08/31/20 08/17/20 08/19/20 08/28/20 10/18/20
Fall 2 10/26/20 10/12/20 10/14/20 10/23/20 12/13/20

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Admissions

At BGSU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Online MBA, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

3 years of work experience
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
GPA of 2.75 or higher
3 professional references through online application

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Online MBA program.

  • Submit graduate application and $45 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Three years of professional work experience
  • Three professional references (through online application process)
  • Professional resume detailing educational and work experience
  • Official GMAT score report, which can be waived if you have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted.
  • Applicants without a business undergraduate degree must take three corequisite foundation courses

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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Courses

For the Online MBA with a Concentration in Accounting, you must complete 15 credit hours of core courses, 12 credit hours of electives, and a capstone course. If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in business, then you must take an additional 9 hours of corequisite foundation courses (these can be taken concurrently with MBA core courses).

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Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business must take the following courses, which can be completed as corequisites.

MBA 6000: Financial Accounting and Analysis

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Addresses financial accounting concepts and development of financial statements. Emphasis is placed on the effect of business processes on the reported financial statements of an organization and on the usage of financial information in the management and analysis of business operations.

STAT 6010: Statistics for Managerial Decisions

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces statistical concepts and techniques encountered in business decision-making. Focuses on the role of statistics in decision-making. Covers topics such as exploratory data analysis, sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation, and hypothesis testing and topics such as population average and proportion, regression analysis, forecasting, analysis of variance, contingency tables, design of experiments, and factor analysis.

ECON 6000: Behavior of the Firm in a Global Environment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the application of microeconomic theory to the decision-making process of the firm. Topics include marginal analysis, market structure, competitive strategy, and public policy issues.

MBA 6030: Managerial Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Applies accounting to the decision-making, planning and control processes of management. Emphasizes the nature, use and reliability of accounting data for decision-making. Prerequisite: MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.

MBA 6050: Marketing Management and Strategy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Relevant theory and practice as related to a planning, analysis and control framework for developing and evaluating general marketing strategy as well as component strategies and tactics. Managerial decision-making is stressed and illustrated through case analysis or other experiential exercises. Prerequisites: MBA 6030 and STAT 6010.

MBA 6060: Financial Management in a Global Environment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Case method approach to acquisition and allocation of funds for non-financial firms; working capital management; capital budgeting, long-term fund sources, dividend policy; valuation, merger. Executive view stressed. Prerequisite: MBA 6000.

MBA 6040: Supply Chain Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on how supply chains create value for organizations, their suppliers and customers. Explores supply, operations and logistics processes and how these processes are integrated with other functions within the firm and across organizations. Examines supply chain strategy; product, process and service design; quality and lean; planning, control and measurement systems; and ethical and environmental decisions. Prerequisite: STAT 6010.

MBA 6070: Business Ethics, Law & Communication

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Legal environment and the vital role law plays in all business decisions. Basic law concepts illustrated from viewpoint of the firm. Social responsibility of corporations; topics include white collar crime, social accounting, legal and restructuring of the corporate firm, and government regulation.

Students must take ACCT 6230 and ACCT 5510 and choose two additional MBA electives from the following.

ACCT 6230: Financial Accounting and Analysis II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is the second course in financial accounting. It reinforces topics from the previous course and examines more advanced accounting topics than those included in the first financial accounting course. Topics include investments, contingent liabilities, long-term debt, leases, pensions, the equity section, earnings per share, income taxes and the statement of cash flows. Each section is independent of previous topics.

ACCT 5510: Auditing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Auditing principles and procedures for independent verification of financial records and reviews of operations as used by internal auditors and public accountants. Nature of audit evidence, evaluation of internal controls, statistical sampling, computer auditing.

MBA 6080: Leading for Organizational Success

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Understanding the effective functioning of individuals, groups and teams in organizations. Emphasizes application of behavioral science knowledge to major organizational issues such as performance, decision-making, communication, conflict and leadership. Employs a cross-cultural perspective.

MBA 5510: Investment Analysis and Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Appraisal of investment risks of specific securities; valuation and suitability of specific securities for investment. Management of fixed-income and equity portfolios emphasizing the role that options and futures play in managing securities portfolios.

MBA 6010: Quantitative Analysis for Managers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides MBA students with the opportunity to develop analytical skills through the application of quantitative models to managerial problems. Students will learn to design analyses in the context of practical business situations and use the results to support managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: STAT 6010; for MBA students only or with permission of Graduate Programs in Business.

MBA 6020: Information Technology for Managers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Surveys various topics in information systems. The purpose is to develop an understanding of key information technologies and the role of IT in organizations. Focuses on empowering managers with the knowledge of IT necessary to use technology effectively in their organizations.

MBA 5530: International Financial Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Extends financial management to the international arena with emphasis on the financial strategies of multinational corporations. Topics include foreign exchange markets, currency futures and options markets, swaps, international securities markets, managing and hedging security risk, multinational financing strategies and capital budgeting, and international portfolio management.

SCM 6010: Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the strategic role of supply management within organizations. Topics covered include developing and implementing category plans, developing sourcing strategies, identifying, evaluating and negotiating with suppliers to establish contracts, administering contracts, and managing supplier relationships. The importance of ethics and sustainability in global supply management and how digital technologies are changing supply chain processes are explored.

SCM 6030: Strategic Project Management for Supply Chain Change

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Projects are key drivers of change in today’s supply chains because they link strategy, execution and capabilities. Effective supply chain leaders must be competent project managers. This course presents the foundations of project management and introduces students to the world of real-life supply chain project challenges. Course topics include key issues when managing projects in supply chains: strategy, project selection, structure and culture, project plans, managing risk, scheduling resources, reducing project duration, leading and managing teams, supply chain change management, performance management and evaluation and current topics in supply chain project management.

MBA 6090: Strategy Design and Implementation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines competitive and corporate strategies from the general manager’s perspective. Topics include analysis of strategic mission and objectives, environmental and industry dynamics, development of internal resources and capabilities, and sources of competitive advantage in a changing global environment. Evaluates appropriate competitive and corporate strategic alternatives. Emphasizes the development of coherent strategies for implementation, including integrating functional areas and mobilizing all aspects of an organization to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Designed to be taken near end of program.

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