The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi online MBA with a Concentration in Accounting is designed for financial professionals who want to play a larger role in the strategy and direction of a company. This 100% online MBA will also benefit students who wish to better understand the world of accounting and taxes within a business.
Through this program, you will acquire core business knowledge in areas such as economics, operations management and organizational behavior, teamed with a strong emphasis in accounting. The four accounting concentration courses include: Forensic Accounting, Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services, Taxes & Business Strategy, and Oil, Gas & Energy Accounting.
At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, you can expect excellence in faculty, instruction and research—and the prestige of a coveted university degree. Upon graduation, you will be able to pursue these types of positions: financial analyst, auditing manager, forensic accountant, financial reporting manager, or controller. The accounting coursework can also help you prepare to take the CPA exam.
- Understand how accounting decisions and the regulatory environment impact business strategy
- Conduct forensic accounting investigations and detect and prevent occupational fraud
- Comprehend the basic principles of oil and gas accounting
- Understand advanced auditing and assurance including fraud auditing, operational auditing, assurance services for IT and e-commerce, ethics and legal liability
- Facilitate better communication between financial and non-financial employees
*This MBA can be completed in 12 months and will consist of 12 courses only if the applicant has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Up to 4 additional courses may be required for any other undergraduate degrees. The MBA with a Concentration in Accounting is only available to students who have completed intermediate undergraduate coursework in accounting. For more information, contact the Graduate Admissions Office.
**Program tuition based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session.
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A study of analytical methods useful for business and economic decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistical methods, and decision analysis.
A continuation of financial and managerial accounting with emphasis on applications, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements.
A graduate-level course in managerial micro economics focusing on the use of economic tools and concepts to assist managers in decision-making. Topics may include market demand and elasticity, demand estimation, production and cost functions, marginal analysis under various forms of market structure and game theory.
An expanded study of the theoretical framework of financial analytical principles, including contemporary topics. Combines theory and case analysis to integrate principles with practice, emphasis on the relevant theory, the application of theory to managerial problems, and the presentation of results in written and oral form. Applies concepts of corporate finance, accounting principles, and quantitative analysis.
The study of individual, group and intergroup behavior within organizations. Issues discussed include personality differences, power, politics, interpersonal relations, conflict management, work environment, satisfaction, performance and team building.
An analysis of strategic decision-making, policy and strategy. Focus is on the integrative and multi-functional nature of organizational strategy decision. Intensive analysis of the influence of administrative decisions on organizational outcomes. Must be taken at the end of the program after completion of all advanced, non-elective courses. In unusual circumstances, it may be taken concurrently with the final non-elective courses with the written permission of the Director of Master's Programs.
Study of computer-based technologies for facilitating the analysis and evaluation of business problems. Provides the student with a case-driven analysis of evaluating and selecting the appropriate software tool to match the required management application. Software coverage may include a variety of available packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, ftp, email, and electronic presentation.
An advanced study of contemporary marketing management concepts, tools of analysis, and implementation of marketing programs.
Study of operations of manufacturing and service organizations. Introduction to operational design and control issues such as forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, quality, JIT/lean philosophies and materials requirement planning. Emphasis on developing an operational strategy linking functional areas. Includes international, environmental, legal and ethical aspects of operations.
The course will cover the concepts and skills of forensic accounting investigations. The course focuses on the methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony. Prerequisites: graduate standing and ACCT 3340 or ACCT 4311 or equivalent.
Advanced topics in auditing and assurance services such as: fraud auditing, operational auditing, assurance services for information technology and e-commerce, auditor ethics, legal liability, risk assessment, and audit technology issues. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.
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*Per-course tuition based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session.