California Baptist University

Master of Business Administration: Specialization in Accounting


8432 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, CA 92504

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Business Administration: Specialization in Accounting

Format: Online

Program Description:

The purpose of the online Masters of Business Administration in Accounting degree program (MBA-ACC), is to equip students for professional advancements in a variety of senior level positions in finance. Students who complete their online MBA degree will be prepared for leading in areas of public accounting, corporate accounting, managerial accounting, and government and not-for-profit accounting. The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare graduates for the CPA exam and equip them with upper-level management skills.

Students in the online MBA in accounting degree program will receive advanced training in a broad set of skills and quantitative methods that will enable graduates to oversee all functional areas of an organization and be responsible for the strategic direction of companies or specific business units within operations, sales, marketing, human resources, and administration. CBU's online MBA degree program is uniquely designed for full and part time employed working professionals seeking to develop technical skills and leadership competencies.

Upon completion of an online MBA in Accounting, many individuals will go on to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams to become a licensed professional. For working professionals who have already attained certification, they will find an MBA opens up opportunities in advancement in the growing job market of finance. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, students graduating with an MBA are entering the best job market in a decade (1). The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected rapid growth for high-level accounting positions over the same time (2).

The online Fully Employed Masters of Business Administration degree in Accounting is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the online MBA degree program will be equipped to ethically address complex accounting issues in a dynamic business environment. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, lead and engage others, and make effective decisions.

The Division of Online and Professional Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As part of the on-going accreditation process, regular reports are submitted which identify, among other things, our plan for assessing student learning, faculty qualifications, and the deployment of faculty resources. You may download a copy of our Standard 4 student learning outcomes for degree programs, and Standard 6 rates for graduation, retention, and job placement results here.

ACBSP Assessment Report




Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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