Master of Business Administration in Accounting Online

Prepare to meet the growing demand for accountants across various business sectors such as government, corporate and nonprofit.

7/31/24Next Application Due Date
8/20/24 Start Classes

Program Overview

Learn more about USC Aiken's online MBA Accounting program

$13,948* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program at The University of South Carolina Aiken prepares graduates for rewarding opportunities in a broad range of industries. This online accounting MBA program emphasizes integrity and other skills related to the roles of accountants in such fields as audit and tax, financial advising, compliance, forensics, risk management, banking, consulting, information systems, and more.

All courses are taught by highly qualified professors, with a relevant business curriculum that prepares students to amplify their knowledge in today's business world. The degree program is accelerated and delivered in an online format that allows working professionals to enhance their management and leadership abilities while balancing career and personal obligations.

You will be prepared for senior-level roles in accounting in such fields as:

  • Audit and tax
  • Financial advising
  • Compliance
  • Forensics
  • Risk management
  • Audit and tax
  • Financial advising
  • Compliance
  • Forensics
  • Risk management
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The University of South Carolina Aiken is an accredited member of AACSB International. AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration.

Accreditation

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The University of South Carolina Aiken is an accredited member of AACSB International. AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education for business administration.

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$13,948* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Find out how and when to pay

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Accounting online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,948* Total Tuition
Per Credit Hour $466.67
 

Fees:

  • Application fee: $45
  • Matriculation fee: $85 (a one-time fee for all newly admitted, degree-seeking students)
  • International application fee: $100
  • International student fee: $300
  • Readmitted student fee: $10
  • Reinstatement fee: $75 per occurrence
*Tuition and fees do not include the cost of course materials/textbooks or any potential proctoring fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$13,948* Total Tuition
$466.67 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

These are the milestones to guide your student journey

Designed for working professionals, USC Aiken online programs conveniently feature multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Now enrolling:

7/31/24 Next Apply Date
8/20/24 Next Class Start Date
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 26/27/246/7/246/13/246/20/248/15/247 weeks
Fall 18/20/247/31/248/6/248/13/2410/10/247 weeks
Fall 210/21/249/30/2410/7/2410/14/2412/12/247 weeks

Now enrolling:

7/31/24 Next Apply Date
8/20/24 Next Class Start Date

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Admissions

View the qualifications for this online MBA in Accounting program

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Accounting online program, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application plus application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • No GMAT with 3.0 min GPA and conditional admission option for 2.5-2.99

MBA Admission Requirements

As of Fall 2023, students are admitted to the MBA Program according to the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with an overall GPA of greater than or equal to 3.0.
  2. For students with an GPA of 2.50 to 2.99:
    1. May choose to be conditionally admitted and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in the first twelve credit hours of their graduate coursework.
    2. Or may submit a GMAT/GRE score which will be reviewed by committee and considered wholistically along with grades, degree program, and universities attended. The committee can elect to fully admit the applicant or admit them conditionally as above.

International Students

International students are welcome to apply for the Master of Business Administration programs. However, this program does not issue Form I-20 documentation for students to enter the United States with an F-1 visa. Since the method of delivery is 100% online, students can enroll in the USC Aiken MBA program from their home country anywhere in the world.

Students who have an undergraduate degree awarded from outside of the United States must take either the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE exams to demonstrate English proficiency.

There is no provisional admission based upon English proficiency. Students must meet at least one of the requirements and send official test scores in order to be considered for admission:

  • TOEFL paper based test (PBT): 551 or higher
  • TOEFL internet based test (iBT): 80 or higher
  • IELTS: 6.0 or higher band score with no sub score lower than 5
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English): 53 or higher

Required Documentation

To successfully complete the application process, you'll need to submit:

  • online application
  • non-refundable $45 application fee
  • final official transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework taken from accredited college or university attended. The transcript must document proof of degree(s) earned.

Official transcripts for all universities attended are to be sent directly from your institution to USC Aiken Graduate Admissions in a sealed envelope. Opened copies of transcripts are not official. Electronic transcripts are accepted only when sent directly from the universities to [email protected]. Electronic copies sent by the student are not considered official.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Attention: Graduate Office
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway, Box 35
Aiken, SC 29801

Or email [email protected]

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Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online graduate business classes

For the Master of Business Administration in Accounting, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credits, including 18 credit hours (6 courses) of business core courses/flexible core courses, a minimum of 6 credit hours (2 courses) of specific specialization courses plus 6 credit hours (2 courses) of elective MBA courses. Courses may not be double counted as flexible core and specialization/elective courses.

Students have the option to take some or all of the following courses at no additional cost to prepare for their core and advanced courses.  Students will have access to the course materials throughout the duration of their program as an extra resource. 

Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of economics.
Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of Management.
Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of Finance.
Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of Accounting.
Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of Marketing.
Duration: 0 Weeks weeks
This course is a self-study and assessment of the student’s knowledge of the foundations of Statistics.

Students must take the following five courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of relevant contemporary topics in financial accounting and reporting to include the fundamentals of the accounting process that provide a business manager the ability to read, analyze and interpret financial accounting data crucial to making informed economic decisions. Topics include transaction analysis, operating profitability, investing and financing activities, forecasting and valuation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents the strategic management process and the formulation and application of functionally integrated business policy by top management. Students in this class are expected to have a background in business, such as an undergraduate degree in business or years of experience. Students who do not have a business background should complete all of the foundation courses in the online MBA orientation course prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on financial analysis techniques and applications, along with other relevant information, used for managerial decision-making. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT A717 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Studies of the underlying concepts, theories, and practices relating to management and organizational behavior.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on essential marketing skills and concepts needed by successful managers including consumer behavior, decision making processes, marketing strategies, and marketing research.

Select one of the following three courses to fulfill the flexible core requirement. 

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers some of the most widely used analytical tools necessary for making better management decisions and provides a conceptual and technical foundation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the application of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and marginal analysis to the process of optimal decision making. To help students better prepare for leadership positions in business, the course will cover relevant theoretical and applied economic concepts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an examination of the critical role of information technology in contemporary business organizations. It emphasizes the use of information systems to develop and sustain competitive advantage.

Students must select a minimum of two courses from the following.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced topics in accounting theory and practice. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course. Students may repeat ACCT A731 but may not enroll in the same topic twice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the role and use of information systems for accounting and financial data management covering topics that include information technology governance, cybersecurity, risks, and controls; as well as, decision-making. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on using data analytics to gather, model, and transform data to suggest conclusions and support decision-making. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of selected topics in business. Students may repeat BADM A739 but may not enroll in the same topic twice.

Students must select two courses from below to complete 6 additional hours.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced topics in accounting theory and practice. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course. Students may repeat ACCT A731 but may not enroll in the same topic twice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the role and use of information systems for accounting and financial data management covering topics that include information technology governance, cybersecurity, risks, and controls; as well as, decision-making. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on using data analytics to gather, model, and transform data to suggest conclusions and support decision-making. Students should have a background in accounting or complete ACCT 717 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the unique challenges of creating products and bringing them to market.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the interconnections between cybersecurity solutions and core business principles.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on leveraging software and services to transform data into actionable insights that inform organizations to make effective decisions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an analysis of legal and ethical issues as they relate to the business environment.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of the economic, political, cultural, and legal environment in our global economy, emphasizing how successful companies operate and manage strategic approaches.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers some of the most widely used analytical tools necessary for making better management decisions and provides a conceptual and technical foundation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of selected topics in business. Students may repeat BADM A739 but may not enroll in the same topic twice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of project management concepts related to management of technology, people, stakeholders, and other diverse elements necessary to successfully complete a project. Students should have a background in operations or complete MGMT A731 or MGMT A728 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the application of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and marginal analysis to the process of optimal decision making. To help students better prepare for leadership positions in business, the course will cover relevant theoretical and applied economic concepts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Building on core financial concepts, this course advances knowledge of wealth creation through bond valuation, stock valuation, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend payment policy, and the fundamentals of derivative pricing. Students should have a background in finance or complete FINA A718 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers strategic management in healthcare operations including topics such as mission creation, environmental analysis, and planning processes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the study of leadership theory and the development of a person’s organizational leadership skills as those apply to business leadership.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course considers human resource management (HRM) of human capital from a business strategy perspective covering current and relevant topics which will inform managerial decision-making and policy.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce fundamental processes of managing and controlling a variety of operations, covering both manufacturing and services sectors. Students will learn concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze and improve operational capabilities of an organization. Students should have a background in quantitative analysis or complete BADM A724 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course studies supply chain management activities including production planning, inventory management, and logistics. Students should have a background in quantitative analysis or complete MGMT A728 prior to taking this course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an examination of the critical role of information technology in contemporary business organizations. It emphasizes the use of information systems to develop and sustain competitive advantage.

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