An online MBA in Accounting will increase your knowledge of accounting principles, information systems, and quantitative decision making in a global context. This MBA in Accounting will give you the skills to: ​​​​​​

  • Interpret accounting data to make business decisions and solve organizational problems
  • Research and evaluate the federal tax complexities to minimize liabilities 
  • Analyze and interpret financial results and related information from the standpoint of different users
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare, use, and interpret internal managerial accounting data and reports
  • Communicate an understanding of the legal issues prevalent in the business environment


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  • ACC 560 - Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisite: 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.

  • ACC 573 - Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Prepare to address concepts of financial reporting and analysis required in the business environment. Learn important criteria for preparing and presenting financial statements and the related footnote information. Focus on analyzing financial statements and related information from the standpoint of the different users of financial reports.

  • ACC 565 - Organizational Tax Research and Planning

    Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics incorporate 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.


  • ACC 556 - Financial Accounting for Managers

    The course is designed with a focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers and stresses the interpretation and uses of accounting information. The information presented in the course is designed for a user of accounting information instead of the preparer. Key concepts include financial statements and ratio analysis, uses of accounting information for decision-making and planning.

  • COM 510 - Business Communications

    Learn to become a successful communicator, a key skill for upper and senior-management positions. This course will focus on the areas of clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion, teaching students how to apply these traits to both their spoken and written words, as well as posture and body language.

  • BUS 599 - Strategic Management

    Examine the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyze the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Exercise analytic, integrative and decision-making skills through the use of case analysis. Make decisions involving the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations.

  • ECO 550 - Managerial Economics and Globalization

    Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.

  • FIN 534 - Financial Management

    Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.

  • LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

    Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe society's ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

  • MAT 510 - Business Statistics

    This course explores how business leaders can apply statistical thinking to improving business process and performance. The course presents concepts related to statistical thinking with a business environment, statistical tool and techniques and formalized statistical methods.

  • MKT 500 - Marketing Management

    Apply the major elements of the marketing process, including domestic and foreign market assessment, strategic planning and the development of an effective marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) to create customer value. Analyze key marketing concepts, such as consumer/business buying behavior, market research, brand management, product development, pricing strategies and the design of marketing channels (promotion and distribution). Examine the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.


Strayer University’s Master of Business Administration prepares you to excel in the managerial and leadership roles that help you climb the corporate ladder higher and faster.


Our online MBA in Accounting helps you stand out from the other number-crunchers angling towards the same positions on your career checklist.


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 highly emphasized in the MBA accounting concentration.


Strayer’s online MBA in Accounting emphasizes financial reporting, budgeting, and profit planning while applying those same concepts to the competitive business environment.


Strong accounting is the backbone of a strong business. Be the muscle that moves your company forward while enjoying the flexibility you need to maintain a career and study in your free time. Prepare yourself for a leadership role with an online MBA in Accounting from Strayer.



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