The Master of Business Administration program provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of business. Students may come from a business undergraduate degree or may elect to complete the foundational courses in order to ensure that all students enter the program with a solid background in the field of business. The core program courses provide students with an opportunity to enhance their analytical and practical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, information systems, marketing, quantitative methods, and leadership. The emphasis areas provide students with an opportunity to tailor the program to help them to meet their specific career goals.
An MBA degree is seen in the business world as an indication that you have a general knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, and management, particularly from a middle or upper management perspective. NAU’s Master of Business Administration will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet the needs of today’s leading organizations. The Accounting concentration prepares you to make ethical accounting decisions by focusing on foundational business concepts and theories as well as on business ethics.
MBA Program Requirements
The MBA degree provided by NAU consists of two academic requirements: master's core courses and elective courses.The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45.0 credit hours.
MBA Core Courses
MT6255 must be completed during the first term and prior to completing the other master's courses. The core MBA courses are as follows:
AC6550 Managerial Accounting 4.5
EC6150 Managerial Economics 4.5
FN6350 Financial Management 4.5
MA6600 Quantitative Methods for Management Decisions 4.5
MG6500 Marketing Administration 4.5
MT6255 Introduction to Leadership and Quality 4.5
MT6650 Strategy and Policy 4.5
Students who select this option will pursue the standard MBA curriculum with a three-course emphasis in the area of accounting. Completion of this emphasis focuses the student’s preparation in order to pursue or expand a career in the accounting field. To complete this emphasis, the student must complete the following electives:
AC6250 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 4.5
AC6260 Accounting Ethics 4.5
AC6270 Accounting Information Systems and Computer Related Fraud 4.5
AC6280 Auditing and Information Assurance
Graduates of the MBA program with an emphasis in Accounting will:
Evaluate anti-fraud deterrents and controls and the fraud examination plan for an organization’s accounting systems and processes and recommend improvements.
Evaluate managerial decisions having ethical dimensions within the context of legal and regulatory requirements and codes of professional conduct.
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