MBA Degree Concentration

Accounting MBA Degree Concentration

Why pursue an MBA degree with a concentration in accounting?

An MBA degree with a concentration in accounting prepares you to tackle the unique challenges facing professionals in the accounting field. Whether you’re an experienced professional seeking career advancement or are looking to launch your career, our accounting concentration will provide you with an understanding of business performance and financial reporting, using accounting principles to guide business decisions.

An MBA with a concentration in accounting can provide you with skills such as:

  • Business planning in alignment with accounting and economic principles
  • Data analysis to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Managing quantitative analysis tools in the operation and management of organizations
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning

Combining these specific skills with the business acumen provided by our core MBA courses makes the MBA accounting concentration an ideal option for those looking to enter management in the realm of accounting.

What can you do with an MBA with a concentration in accounting?

An MBA with a concentration in accounting can prepare you to serve as a leader in the accounting field. A few of the positions this degree can help you qualify for include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Public Accountant
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Revenue Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer

How long does it take to get an MBA with a concentration in accounting?

Accounting concentration curriculum

Requirements and coursework

Course Title Credits
ACCT 625 Financial Accounting Theory I 3
ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting 3


Elective Courses

Select one of the three-credit elective courses, as required for the accounting specialization

Course Title Credits
ACCT 603 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT 604 International Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in the Accounting Profession 3
ACCT 607 Forensic Investigation 3
ACCT 608 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
ACCT 626 Financial Accounting Theory II 3
ACCT 631 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 640 Auditing Theory and Philosophy 3
ACCT 650 Accounting Information Systems 3
TAX 620 Individual Taxation 3



In addition to our accounting MBA concentration, Drexel LeBow offers a master’s of science in accounting program for those looking to pursue a second degree.

Learn about Drexel LeBow’s graduate program admissions requirements for an MBA with a concentration in accounting or schedule an appointment with an advisor today.