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Accounting Management Concentration


(Due to COVID-19)

Program Length

Two years -- at your own pace

Credit Hours

39 to 45* credit hours
*6 credit hours required for non-business major

Start Dates

Six Start Dates
Next Start Date: March 15, 2021


Tuition Per Credit Hour: $999
Credit Hours to Complete: 39
Approximate Cost: $38,961

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.


Students who pursue an MBA in Accounting Management will gain an in-depth understanding of accounting and learn about auditing, tax laws, organizational efficiency, business valuation and the management of innovations.

The program provides students with the skills necessary to gain the competency to manage other individuals in accounting functions.

Students will have the opportunity to earn designations, and the program will enhance students' technical and professional skills and preparedness to earn the following designations:

  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)*
  2. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  3. Certified Fraud Examiner
  4. 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.

Program Benefits

AACSB accreditation: Top 5% of business schools that offer a bachelor's degree or higher is accredited by the AACSB.

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.

Program Requirements
For more information about the MBA curriculum, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.


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.

Learn more about our Alumni Loyalty Scholarship that supports the lifelong learning of our SXU graduates.

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.

For more information, please review the foundation modules in the SXU Academic Catalog.

Would you like to learn more?

Attend the Graduate Programs Virtual Open House or an MBA information session.

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