Master the methods and technology of modern accounting.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your accountancy potential with an MBA specializing in Accounting from The University of Scranton.
You’ll learn from expert faculty and graduate prepared to sit for the CPA exam*,** or pursue leadership roles in economics or marketing fields.
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Prepare for the CPA Exam
With your MBA from Scranton specializing in Accounting, you’ll learn to apply accounting skills in order to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.
You’ll master the theory and skills business leaders need to optimize processes, increase value and make decisions within an ethical framework. You’ll also gain a global perspective on business, and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal and environmental factors.
The University of Scranton Accounting Program meets the NYS CPA license education requirements as an “Equivalent to a NYS Licensure Qualifying Registered Program.” And with tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.
Career Outlook: Demand Rising for Accounting Skills
Business leaders with an accounting background can expect high demand over the next decade, with job opportunities for financial managers increasing 16% between 2018 and 2028. Median salary for financial managers is currently $127,990, with the top 10% earning more than $208,000 annually.1
Accountants and auditors earn a median $70,500, with the top 10% earning more than $122,840 annually.2 Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.View Career Outlook
Curriculum: Accredited Accounting Expertise
The MBA program is guided by Scranton’s Jesuit tradition and is housed in the Kania School of Management, one of an elite few of online schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). You’ll graduate with a mastery of business competencies rooted in ethics and sustainability.
Coursework for the Accounting specialization includes International Accounting, Financial Reporting and Research, Advanced Auditing and more. This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.Curriculum
Program Outcomes: Accounting Mastery
The Accounting specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:
- Sit for the CPA exam or other industry credential exams (please review https://nasba.org/stateboards/ for state-by-state qualifications).
- Prepare and navigate accounting reports to analyze and interpret financial data in public, private and government roles, and inform a systematic approach to decision-making and solving business problems.
- Improve processes and identify ineffective practices resulting from poorly integrated processes.
- Evaluate decisions within an ethical framework and critique decisions on the basis of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.
To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
- Professional résumé
- 3 years of professional or supervisory experience
- Statement of intent
- 3 letters of reference — at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference
- A written response to a case study*
- No GMAT/GRE required
*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.
Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.Admissions Info
The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.
We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.3See Tuition
Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts
As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.
No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.Kania School Faculty
Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.Scranton Online
Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.Financial Aid Details
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.
Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.
The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.
The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.
Yes, the online MBA program offers eight concentration options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA concentrations here.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Accountants and Auditors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
- U.S. News & World Report (2019). University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-scranton-3384/overall-rankings.
*For state-by-state CPA exam qualifications please check: https://nasba.org/stateboards/.
**The University of Scranton Accounting Program also meets the NYS CPA license education requirements as an “Equivalent to a NYS Licensure Qualifying Registered Program.” Learn more about the NYS CPA license education requirements.