Make informed business decisions with an MBA in accounting

Master of Business Administration - Managerial Accounting Concentration (39 credits)

Become knowledgeable and skilled in financial reporting and decision making, planning, budgeting and forecasting, performance management, cost management and internal controls through the MBA in managerial accounting degree at Davenport University. 

Through Davenport's MBA in accounting concentration, you'll learn from expert faculty and join them in service-learning projects, such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Through VITA, you'll help provide free tax assistance, benefiting the community, strengthening your managerial accounting knowledge and building your résumé.

Davenport's managerial accounting degree program will also help you prepare to pass the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) exam. Earn the managerial accounting degree either online through Davenport’s Global Campus or in-person at our W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. 

What can you do with a management accounting degree? 

Like many Davenport alumni who have earned their MBA in accounting, you can go on to become an accounting manager, cost accounting manager or chief financial officer. Through the management accounting degree, you’ll gain the skills needed to identify, measure, analyze and interpret corporate accounting information so you can help companies make well-informed business decisions. Employers actively hire graduates of Davenport's managerial financial accounting program because our grads demonstrate the readiness to handle job functions in cost and managerial accounting. 

Explore courses for Davenport’s business accounting degree

Through Davenport’s business accounting degree, you'll take courses like managerial accounting, ethical and legal framework for 21st century business, marketing strategies and Certified Management Accounting (CMA) prep courses. All courses are taught by experienced faculty who hold key management positions in cost accounting and managerial accounting. Davenport faculty also hold doctoral degrees in accounting and finance. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Choose an MBA in accounting with 5 key competency areas
Earn a master degree in accounting online through Global Campus

Why get an MBA in accounting at Davenport University?

Through the management accounting degree program at Davenport, you’ll have many opportunities for hands-on learning, including classroom projects, service learning and research. You'll also participate in many managerial financial accounting networking events, such as job fairs, campus-hosted discussion panels and speaker events. Benefit from our emphasis on five key competency areas: 

  • Financial reporting and decisions
  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Learn from experts

Learn from the best in the managerial accounting field — your professors! They are experts with years of real-world experience.


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IACBE Accredited

Earn a degree that has specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). 


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Be of service

Serve others while gaining valuable résumé-building experience through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 


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Join BPA

Network with and learn from those who work in the field by getting involved in Business Professionals of America (BPA). 


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Ace the CMA

Be well-prepared to pass the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam through the business accounting degree. 


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Get to work

Complete your managerial accounting degree in just two years and be prepared to become an accounting manager and more. 


Get started on your MBA in accounting concentration

Take the next step toward earning your managerial financial accounting degree at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on the path to managerial accounting. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog