The Master of Business Administration/Accounting program is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an accounting organization. Students will create and defend their solutions to problems of crisis management, profitable growth opportunities, and change leadership. Throughout the program, students gain experience in distilling a situation into a well-defined problem; applying tools and concepts to analyze a variety of alternative solutions; and selecting and defending their recommended course of action.
The Master of Business Administration program at the University of Phoenix utilizes problem-based learning where refine their problem-solving skills along with their communication, creativity, information utilization, and critical thinking skills. They are assessed on the basis of their use of the problem-solving process (which employs a general rubric) as well as their communication and critical thinking skills during their presentation.
The MBA/ACC specialization is designed to enhance the accounting management skills students need to function effectively within private businesses, non-profit organizations, and public agencies. The MBA/ACC specialization is based upon courses in advanced accounting information systems, advanced cost accounting, advanced business taxation, accounting theory, and auditing.
Learning teams will apply the principles of benchmarking throughout the program to research the most creative solutions to an accounting problem. This will enrich the alternatives that learners consider in evaluating possible solutions to the problems.
The MBA/ACC consists of 54 credit hours and includes three proficiency courses (MBA/501, MBA/502, MBA/503) which may be satisfied using undergraduate coursework. Students may also waive an additional nine credits using graduate courses and may qualify for a 36-credit hour residency.