Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Concentration in Accounting

Our department offers an all-encompassing Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. We recognize the paramount importance of flexibility and convenience in today's fast-paced world. To cater to the diverse demands of our students, we provide the online MBA, which offers unparalleled flexibility in effectively managing both professional and personal commitments.

The content and expectations reflect the skills required in the corporate world. You will be prepared to compete with other MBAs in the job market and manage challenging situations that arise as you climb the corporate ladder, start your own business, or tackle complex problems.

The Accounting concentration is designed for those interested in accounting leadership roles. Students are required to take two elective courses specific to the concentration, for a total of 36 credit hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication:
    • Communicate complex concepts clearly and professionally.
  • Critical Thinking/Business Analysis:
    • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret financial statements to judge business performance.
    • Apply critical thinking skills using quantitative techniques for strategic decision making.
  • Ethical Decision Making:
    • Understand and demonstrate ethical group and individual behaviors in organizations and local and global society.
  • Leadership:
    • Participate productively in groups and teams, apply leadership skills, and demonstrate contributions to team goals and resolve conflicts.
    • Demonstrate a capacity both to lead others to achieve organizational goals and to support effective leadership.
  • Sustainability and the Environment:
    • Engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Related Links

Business Administration - Accounting, MBA Program Page

Management and Marketing Department Page

Business Administration Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page


  • Overall/Major GPA: 3.00 or higher
MBA Core Requirements
ACCT 612Corporate Accounting3
ECON 602Managerial Economics3
ECON 619Quantitative Analysis3
FIN 603Global Dynamics of Business3
or MRKT 603 Global Dynamics of Business
FIN 620Financial Management3
MGMT 620Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 658Strategic Management3
MIS 610Business Analysis and Decision Support3
MRKT 658Strategic Marketing Management3
Accounting Concentration Requirements
Required Course:
MGMT 651Organizational Dynamics3
Accounting Concentration Electives
Select two classes from the following:6
Forensic Accounting
Budgeting, Performance Management, and Cost Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis
Accounting Data Analytics
Risk Analysis and Internal Control
Business Law
Total Hours36

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9MBO
Concentration Code: ACCO
UCC: 04.05.2022
Revised: 06.30.2022