Master of Business Administration / Advanced Accounting
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

If you are already involved with corporate accounting or have a bachelor’s in accounting, consider an online MBA in Advanced Accounting from Penn State.  This concentration includes coursework that will prepare you to become a CFO, such as:

  • Strategic cost management
  • Financial reporting
  • Business tax planning theory and practice
  • Advanced financial statement analysis
  • Ethics in Accounting

Penn State’s MBA online enables you to work asynchronously, on your own schedule.  However, you can also opt to participate in group discussions and engage your classmates in synchronous learning opportunities, should you prefer.  The Penn State MBA curriculum centers around a teaching methodology called, ICE:  Integration, Collaboration and Engagement.  

Throughout Penn State’s online MBA, you will work as part of a team, learn how to lead a team and create business solutions using teamwork.  You will learn how to apply your comprehensive knowledge from all business disciplines with accounting and apply these solutions to real-life scenarios.  A key component of the online MBA program at Penn State is a 5-day residency where you will meet members of your team — your cohort and your professors.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

GMAT, GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Portfolio, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires participation in either an on-campus or virtual residency
  • GRE/GMAT waiver available for eligible applicants