Accelerated MBA / Accounting

Achieve your CPA ambitions with a one-of-a-kind MBA program for accountants.

The MBA that leads to your CPA
For aspiring accountants, there’s truly nothing like the Accelerated MBA. This is New England’s first MBA program to include an accelerated 14-month course of study; real-world work experience; personal career mentoring from a local executive to help you land a great first job; plus a leading CPA exam prep course (available to you until you pass the exam). It’s the smartest choice for earning your final 30 credit hours to become a CPA.

You’ll learn a lot as an MBA student. You’ll learn even more in your internship.
Our Accounting students say their work internship was the highlight of the program. You’ll work in a professional organization soaking up real-world expertise. In addition to newfound skills, you’ll develop the confidence to take on greater professional responsibilities; and you may even find yourself receiving a job offer before graduation, like others who have gone before you.

Preparing for the CPA exam is no longer a daunting proposition.
To further ensure your career success, a leading CPA exam preparation course, CPAexcel, is included in the curriculum. You’ll have unlimited access to study materials, test simulations, and online resources until you pass the CPA exam.

A stronger foundation than an MSA degree.
Remember all those accounting courses you took as an undergraduate? Now it’s time to broaden your knowledge base with an MBA. In comparison to an accounting-focused MSA degree, the wide scope of expertise provided in all business functional areas by the Accelerated MBA will help you build a stronger foundation for advancing into executive management. Nothing will hold you back from achieving all that you can.

Accelerated MBA with Accounting Emphasis –
for students matriculating Summer 2017

MBA Foundations Courses (2 credits each)
All candidates are required to have satisfied the Foundations Course requirements either by taking the courses listed below or equivalents:
MBA 550 Foundations of Management (AC undergrad MGT 100)
MBA 551 Foundations of Marketing (AC undergrad MKT 101)
MBA 552 Foundations of Accounting (average of AC undergrad ACC 125 & 126)
MBA 553 Foundations of Finance (AC undergrad ECO 325)
MBA 554 Foundations of Economics (average of AC undergrad ECO 110 & 111)
MBA 555 Foundations of Statistics (AC undergrad ECO 115)

The Foundations Courses are in addition to the 36 credits required to complete the MBA degree. These requirements may be satisfied in the following ways:
(1) successful prior undergraduate performance (a grade B- or better),
(2) successful completion of the equivalent course at the undergraduate level as a post-graduate,
(3) a satisfactory score on a CLEP or Challenge Exam (see below), or
(4) successful completion of the courses (MBA 550-556) in the program.
The MBA Director or a designee will determine if any of the Foundations requirements will be waived based on the candidate’s prior education.

CLEP and Challenge Exams
Any student seeking waiver of a Foundations Course on the basis of a College Level Equivalency Program (CLEP) or Challenge Exam must have the results of such exam reported to the MBA Director before enrolling in any MBA course requiring the course as a prerequisite. Challenge Exams are administered by the Assumption faculty (Fee = $75).

Note: Assumption undergraduate students can apply to take 2 MBA courses during their senior year with permission of the MBA Director.

Course of Study (36 Credits)    
First Summer:        
MBA 761* CPA Exam Review (Runs online through both summer sessions) - 3 credits
MBA 750 Professional Practice & Mentoring  (3 Saturday meetings plus online work) - 3 credits
        
Fall:        
MBA 602 Marketing Decision Analysis - 3 credits
MBA 603 Financial Decision Analysis - 3 credits
MBA 702 Ethics & Prof. Resp. For Accountants - 3 credits
MBA 762* Advanced Business Law - 3 credits
MBA 600 Business Ethics (Can be taken Fall or Spring (must have 9 credits in fall & spring for Stafford loan) - 3 credits
        
Spring:        
MBA 763* Internship (6 credits, full-time January - March) 
OR
MBA 764* Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (3 credits) AND MBA 729 Tech. & Prof. Communications (3 credits)
MBA 601 Human & Organizational Behavior - April – mid-May - 3 credits
        
Second Summer:        
MBA 770* Ethical Leadership - 3 credits
MBA 800 Business Strategy - 3 credits

* Course # is pending approval

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