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Recognizing accounting as a dynamic profession, the Accounting Concentration offers advanced studies in financial accounting, auditing, and taxation. As the business environment changes, accounting professionals will need to be more aware of international accounting standards and the ethical environment and also be adept in technological, legal, and managerial issues. This program offers MBA students flexibility through specialized courses that tailor the program to individual professional needs.

This program is designed for students with accounting undergraduate degrees, business and non-business undergraduates making a career change to accounting, and accounting professionals who desire to upgrade their skills and keep current on issues surrounding the profession. As the accounting profession continues to evolve with the dramatic changes in the business environment, this program prepares graduates with the technological expertise, global perspectives, and interpersonal skills necessary to compete successfully in the accounting field.

Please note: Students who want to sit for the CPA examination should confirm required courses with the appropriate State Board of Accountancy. Students that have completed similar courses as part of their undergraduate degree should discuss this option with their advisor.  *Students that completed ACCT315, ACCT320, and/or ACCT420 or equivalent courses at the undergraduate level are not eligible to complete ACCT715, ACCT732, or ACCT742 at graduate level.

Davenport’s Master of Business Administration with concentrations requires a minimum of 39 credit hours leading to an MBA. The student should complete the core requirements prior to proceeding to concentration courses.

Foundations of Business Requirements
All students admitted into the Davenport University MBA are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students without an earned grade of C or better within the last eight years in undergraduate course work in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing and statistics will be required to take these foundational courses (500-level). Statement of Purpose will determine if student is required to take MGMT535 Managerial Communications.

ACCT510   Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520   Management and Marketing
FINC510    Foundations of Financial Management
MGMT535  Managerial Communications
STAT500   Statistics for Business

Core Courses 18 cr.
ACCT640 Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
BUSN650 Business Analysis 3 cr.
ECON625 Managerial Economics 3 cr.
FINC620 Financial Management 3 cr.
MGMT645 Organizational Development and Culture 3 cr.
MKTG610 Marketing Strategies 3 cr.
Concentration Courses - Select any six of the following courses (which could include an area of emphasis): 18 cr.
ACCT625 Accounting Information Systems 3 cr.
ACCT650 Accountant Responsibilities & Ethics 3 cr.
ACCT730 Taxation of Corporations and Trusts 3 cr.
ACCT760 Internal Controls and Legal Issues 3 cr.
ACCT761 CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control 3 cr.
ACCT762 CMA Prep Financial Decision Making 3 cr.
ACCT790 MBA Accounting Internship 3 cr.
ACCT795 Accounting Research 3 cr.
MGMT755 or MGMT780 Strategic Management and Planning or Global Business Strategies 3 cr.
CPA Emphasis* (9) cr.
ACCT715 Federal Taxation 3 cr.
ACCT732 Auditing and Assurance 3 cr.
ACCT742 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 cr.
Forensic Accounting Emphasis (12) cr.
ACCT780 Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination 3 cr.
ACCT781 Forensic Accounting/Account Fraud Schemes and Data Analysis 3 cr.
ACCT782 Forensic Accounting/Law and Investigation 3 cr.
ACCT783 Forensic Accounting/Criminology 3 cr.
Capstone - Choose one of the following: 3 cr.
CAPS781 Business Study Abroad 3 cr.
CAPS790 MBA Capstone Internship 3 cr.
CAPS799 MBA Capstone Experience 3 cr.