Accounting Management Concentration
Accounting management is the language of business that enables the development, understanding and communication of an organization's results of operations, financial position and cash flow. Gaining an understanding to master accounting can help excel your career in both commercial and non-profit domains, helping you to become an effective business leader and to do so in a manner that contributes to the common good.
The Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management's Master of Business Administration in Accounting Management exposes students to a broad variety of business courses in management, marketing, finance, and economics, as well as providing an in-depth understanding of contemporary accountancy practices. Inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, we educate students for competence, character and career success, as we strive to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, compassionate individuals who contribute to the good of society.
What skills will I gain at SXU as an MBA in Accounting Management student?
In-depth understanding of accounting: Students will learn about auditing, tax laws, organizational efficiency, business valuation and the management of innovations.
Competency to manage others: The program teaches students to manage other individuals in accounting functions.
Opportunity to earn designations: The program enhances student's technical and professional skills and preparedness to earn the following designations:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)*
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA)
*Combined with an undergraduate degree in Accounting, a GSM MBA satisfies Illinois's 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.
Why should I choose the Saint Xavier MBA in Accounting Management program?
AACSB accreditation: Top 5% of business schools that offer a bachelor's degree or higher is accredited by the AACSB.
Center for Financial Fraud and Management: Receive experiential learning through SXU's on-campus Center for Financial Fraud and Management, which provides students with research opportunities.
Taught by expert faculty: Learn from faculty who are experts in their field, including certified public accountants (CPA) and licensed attorneys.
Flexibility: The MBA in Accounting Management is flexible, offering coursework both online and in-person, as well as during the evening and on weekends.
What Our Alumni Are Doing
Alumni who graduated from Graham School of Management's accounting programs have gone on to work for the following companies:
- Federal Reserve of Chicago
- "The Big Four" public accounting firms and auditors
- Tax consulting firms
- Accountants and analysts for public relations
Post-BBA with MBA in Accounting Management (One-Year Option)
For students who have completed a BBA in Accounting and have a desire to become a certified public accountant (CPA), there is no more direct route to the exam than completing the MBA in a year. Students completing their undergraduate degree at SXU are automatically accepted into the program if they meet certain criteria.
Supporting Non-Business Students
For graduate students who do not have prior undergraduate business course experience, the required foundation modules are designed to provide a basic understanding of business essentials to prepare you for expectations in the courses and assist in your academic success.
Two years -- at your own pace
39 to 45* credit hours
*6 credit hours required for non-business major