MBA Concentration: Accounting

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of St. Francis offers a flexible curriculum that meet onsite and online that can be completed in only 12-18 months (if desired). A distinctive feature of USF’s MBA program is the student’s ability to start immediately in a concentration of their choosing. Every student choses a MBA concentration that best suits their career goals. For more information about the MBA program click here.


MBA Accounting

For the accounting concentration, it is said accounting is often referred to as the language and the foundation of business. This concentration will not only provide students the conceptual understanding and technical competence for a career in professional accounting, but also foster leadership roles and facilitate advancement within private industries, governments, public accounting, or not-for-profit organizations.  The concentration is primarily designed for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting.  Students from outside accounting will be required to take a series of foundational courses.

Required Courses (for Accounting Concentration) (12 total hours)

MBAD 627 International Accounting & Reporting (3)
MBAD 628 Fraud Examination (3)
MBAD 629 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
MBAD 630 Taxes II (3)


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Career Focus

Career paths are typically center in one of six fields:

  • Private industry
  • Public accounting
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Entrepreneurial enterprises
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • International ventures

USF’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. Accreditation is evidence of USF’s commitment to teaching excellence, best practices and continuous improvement of programs.


For more information contact Jeanne Washburn, executive director, at or 815-740-3591.