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Business Programs

MBA - Accounting

The 12-month, 36-credit MBA in Accounting at Salem International University prepares you for advanced business roles that focus on the accounting function. After graduation, you should be a competent and effective business problem-solver who can:

  • Apply technical knowledge of business law, GAAP, and accounting ethics to accounting functions.
  • Provide accurate and appropriate reporting and understand the impact of specific events (e.g. mergers and acquisitions) on accounting statements.
  • Use accounting information as part of the strategic business decision-making process.
  • Manage and monitor junior accounting professionals.
  • Demonstrate exceptional professional integrity and ethical behavior in accounting in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) guidelines.

About This Program

This program prepares students for career paths and duties as:

  • Internal Auditor or Financial Administrator
  • Corporate Controller

Certified Public Accountant – This licensed profession requires extensive education, accounting or auditing work experience, successful completion of the CPA examination, and other requirements established by the West Virginia Board of Accountancy or other state of residence.  Salem’s combined BSBA and MBA with Accounting specializations meet or exceed the academic requirements for CPA licensure in many states.

Course Format

Salem offers accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.

Course Numbers/Names

Accounting Courses:
  • ACC551 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC552 Accounting Ethics
  • ACC553 Advanced Auditing
  • ACC554 Business Law
  • ACC555 Forensic Accounting

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at www.salemu.edu. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. A nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem International University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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