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What Career Paths Can I Pursue with an MBA specializing in Accounting?

A key benefit of earning an MBA is the flexibility and relevancy it offers across industries – and an MBA specializing in Accounting only emphasizes that with career opportunities in public, private and government roles offering a range of opportunities in many fields. Whether your goal is to move into an accounting role or advance as a leader with accounting skills, the ability to analyze and interpret financial data is a sought-after skill and increasingly important as organizations expand across the globe.

Typical Business Management Careers For MBA – Accounting Graduates

  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Revenue Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Technical Account Manager

Employment of professionals in positions that consult, advise and analyze business operations and efficiencies is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics1. If you are able to hone your business decision making skills, you have the opportunity to have a long and healthy career. Your primary roles in these jobs will be identifying priorities among a company’s primary needs and using the corporate life cycle to your advantage.

Typical Accounting Careers For MBA – Accounting Graduates

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)2
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Auditing Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Tax Consultant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Tax Fraud Examiner
  • International Accountant

These jobs will focus on financial analysis for both nonprofit and for profit organizations including skills such as budget management, analysis forecasting, and auditing financial statements. If your career aspirations lean towards financial analysis, these positions will be more suited to your skills. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024.2 In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As our global economy continues to expand, so will career opportunities.

Take the Next Step

Learn more about leveraging your career with an online MBA with an Accounting specialization from The University of Scranton. Request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, accessed 06/28/17
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, accessed 06/28/17

*Students should consult their respective CPA State Licensing Board as they may require additional specific coursework to become eligible to sit for the CPA exam. If you are pursuing your CPA license, The University of Scranton also offers an online Master of Accountancy program with CPA exam prep material.