Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Enhance your leadership expertise, gain practical knowledge and boost your long-term career prospects with an MBA in Accounting.


Start Date:

8/1/22
8/22/22

Program Overview

Lamar Online Degree Tuition Cost
$12,626*
Total Program Cost
12 months
Program Duration
Degree Credit Hours Required
30
Credit Hours

Learn to lead and expand your opportunities with an online MBA in Accounting from Lamar University. This accelerated, online MBA accounting program offers a powerful combination of core MBA coursework paired with in-depth corporate accounting expertise, risk analysis, budgeting and forecasting. Coursework expands on topics such as financial reporting and advanced accounting, as well as in-depth knowledge of accounting regulations and practices.

Earning your MBA in Accounting prepares you for upper-management positions, including careers in C-suite management. You may enjoy opportunities in a wider variety of companies across diverse industries such as insurance, healthcare or information technology. MBA graduates can also work in the public sector, serving accounting or financial management functions in nonprofit or government entities.

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Lamar University offers a variety of MBA program options. Check out our other online MBA programs.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

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Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid as you go

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Accounting. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$12,626 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fees.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

Our Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:8/1/22
Start Class:8/22/22

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 1 08/22/2022 08/01/2022 08/08/2022 08/15/2022 10/14/2022
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022

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Admissions

What you need to know before applying

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.

Leveling Requirements

Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take three leveling courses: ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 and FINC 5300. An optional self-paced leveling course, BULW 5300, is also available. All international students are required to take BCOM 5300.

Students who are required to take an English proficiency exam prior to admission will also be required to take BCOM 5300. Students who score 7.0 or higher on the ILETS, or the equivalent score on the TOEFL, will be waived from BCOM 5300.

In addition, the MBA director may require the following courses for students whose academic backgrounds in business administration, grade point average, or work experience are limited: BUAL 2310, MGMT 3320, BCOM 5300, MGMT 3310 and/or MKTG 3310.

Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework to apply toward their MBA. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

University Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (cumulative or last 60 hours, 4.0 system). The GMAT/GRE is waived if the GPA is 2.5 or higher.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of below 2.5 and GMAT (or the GMAT equivalent of GRE) scores totaling at least 1,000 points based on the formula: 200 times the undergraduate GPA (cumulative or last 60 hours, 4.0 system) plus the GMAT (or the GMAT equivalent of GRE) score.

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Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

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*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

Courses

Read about our online MBA in Accounting courses

The MBA in Accounting online program features graduate-level business coursework that covers financial management, marketing, managerial economics, international business, as well as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, managerial accounting, and more. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional leveling courses.

For students without any previous undergraduate study in business, two leveling courses may be needed. One or both of the leveling courses may be waived based on previous academic credit. Students with undergraduate degrees in business from AACSB-accredited colleges will be waived both leveling courses. Students with undergraduate degrees from non AACSB-accredited colleges must have 6 hours of Economics with grades of B or better, 3 hours of financial accounting with a grade of B or better, and 3 hours of upper level Finance with a grade of B or better to waive the leveling requirements.

International students whose admission to Lamar University required a TOEFL or IELTS exam will be required to take Business Communication (BCOM 3350) as part of their leveling requirements.

*International students who needed a TOEFL or IELTS exam for admission will also be required to take Business Communications, BCOM 3500 as part of their leveling requirements.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the financial management function in private business firms, with emphasis on major financial policy decision issues and the analytical techniques used to assist management in making those decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 or undergraduate equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Communication theory and practice with emphasis on variables affecting organizational communications. Intrapersonal, organization, and technological dimensions of communications. Specific areas include cultural and international differences in communication; one-to-one, small group and large group communications; formal and informal networks; electronic transmission; business letters and memoranda; and research papers and formal reports.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of accounting data in decision making; cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost and pricing; case problems, using the microcomputer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5315 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course promotes tools for effective decision-making using a variety of techniques. Students learn to apply analytical methods to the processes of data collection, presentation, assessment and interpretation. The course emphasizes quantitative and statistical methods and includes topics such as correlation, regression analysis, data mining and model optimization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study in the depth of the principles and techniques of economics analysis applicable to the problems of business management. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ECON 5300.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the financial policy of business firms along with the theory supporting that policy. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and management of working capital, as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, FINC 5300 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an inter-disciplinary study of the international dimensions of organizational behavior. This course draws from different fields including psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology to create an understanding of human behavior in a global work environment. Course content includes topics such as cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication, and global aspects of leadership, motivation, team management, and decision-making. The course will incorporate a variety of teaching and learning methods - short lectures, readings, research, discussions, cases, movies, student presentations. Student will demonstrate mastery of the material through class participation, group presentations, individual written assignments, and tests.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the MBA. Students are required to successfully complete this course to be eligible for graduation. The course assumes that the company success depends upon formulation of an astute "game plan" and the ability to implement and execute that game plan proficiently. The purpose of the class is to enable students to “think strategically,” consider the total enterprise, and to make long-term decisions in a global market environment. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and/or have approval of advisor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental business processes and enterprise systems. Students will learn how to integrate these business processes into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, specifically SAP. Students gain hands-on experience using SAP for the fulfillment, procurement, production, financial accounting and management of business processes. The course includes an ERP simulation (ERPsim) strategy game.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of specific marketing concepts and theories. Marketing strategies for the national and multinational firms are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on reading from current journals and other related publications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Students will select three concentration courses from below.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses major concepts used in partnership taxation. Course content includes the principles of partnership tax laws and regulations, from formation to operations including disposition of partnership interest, partnership distributions, and inside and outside basis. The planning and business aspects of partnerships are emphasized. Prerequisites: ACCT 5350
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of business cases which focus on a variety of financial issues and solutions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a basis for determining firm value. Students are introduced to fundamental analysis concepts and techniques that can be used to critique and interpret the financial health of the firm. The course integrates research in the areas of accounting, finance, and management which has proved useful in the financial analysis of organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 5200 or equivalent and Graduate Standing Offered: Summer
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting is an information system that lays the foundation for enlightened decision making. MBA accounting aims to teach future business leaders rather than to educate accountants. Therefore, this course puts more emphasis on how accounting information impacts decision makers and less emphasis on information production. This course will provide students with an accounting toolkit and analytical skills, including data analytics, that guide them in making the complicated decisions they will face as future business leaders. This course is organized into two modules. The focus of the first module is on information used for internal decision-making purposes. Topics include cost behavior and decision making, budgets and performance analysis, activity and differential analysis, balanced scorecard, and others. The second module focuses on the interpretation of financial accounting reports and evaluation of a firms’ performance. This helps to analyze the financial reports filed by companies and understand the relevance of the information provided in evaluating company performance.

*Price includes all fees (distance learning fee and university fee).

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