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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 Courses18 cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
BUSN650Business Analysis3 cr.
ECON625Managerial Economics3 cr.
FINC620Financial Management3 cr.
MGMT645Organizational Development and Culture3 cr.
MKTG610Marketing Strategies 3 cr.
Concentration Courses - Select any six of the following courses (which could include an area of emphasis):18 cr.
ACCT625 Accounting Information Systems3 cr.
ACCT650Accountant Responsibilities & Ethics3 cr.
ACCT730Taxation of Corporations and Trusts3 cr.
ACCT760Internal Controls and Legal Issues3 cr.
ACCT761CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control3 cr.
ACCT762CMA Prep Financial Decision Making3 cr.
ACCT790MBA Accounting Internship3 cr.
ACCT795Accounting Research3 cr.
MGMT755 or MGMT780Strategic Management and Planning or Global Business Strategies3 cr.
CPA Emphasis*(9) cr.
ACCT715Federal Taxation 3 cr.
ACCT732Auditing and Assurance3 cr.
ACCT742Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting3 cr.
Forensic Accounting Emphasis(12) cr.
ACCT780Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination3 cr.
ACCT781Forensic Accounting/Account Fraud Schemes and Data Analysis3 cr.
ACCT782Forensic Accounting/Law and Investigation3 cr.
ACCT783Forensic Accounting/Criminology3 cr.
Capstone - Choose one of the following:3 cr.
CAPS781Business Study Abroad3 cr.
CAPS790MBA Capstone Internship3 cr.
CAPS799MBA Capstone Experience 3 cr.