Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting provides professional students interested in advancing their understanding of business the opportunity to also solidify current accounting practices. The MBA degree program may give students the formal academic education and knowledge to apply contemporary and international issues in the fields of finance and cost management.

The practice of accounting evaluates numbers from financial records and respectively communicates to the appropriate persons the cause and effect of the learned financial findings. The topic of financial mismanagement has come into light in recent years because of the early practices of accounting having an ease of monetary gain with the minimal chance of being discovered. The revised practices of accounting now incorporate multiple sources of bookkeeping and outside auditing, and with the consequence of severe punishment have led to the decline in fraudulent activity.

Earning the advanced education in business is a priority for many professionals. The MBA designation offers qualified students the opportunity to earn the necessary knowledge and skills for upward movement in many business organizations or personal endeavors. The MBA degree program is available to students through an innovative on campus and online learning program. 

The flexible MBA program delves into core business aspects critical to the success of both, current and future employers and the graduates personal development. The core MBA courses expand on a student’s previous knowledge of business while also introducing management level concepts of: Financial Reporting, Data and Economic Analysis, Business Process and Innovation, Corporate Responsibility, Human Resources, Marketing and Organizational Dynamics, Development and Change. Upon successful completion of the required coursework and the final capstone course, MBA graduates should be able to apply the learned concepts to new endeavors in the financial industry, in private firms or as the necessary skills for sitting for additional credentials and licenses.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Requirements

    Requires an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Admission GPA Requirements: Option One - GPA required 3.00 or Higher: A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. Option Two - GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT. GRE: achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5) Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000. Option Three - An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Option Four - GPA below 2.50, Portfolio.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.

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