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Making it into the upper levels in the business world requires critical thinking and communication skills, on top of in-depth technical knowledge. Acquiring an MBA not only demonstrates you have the confidence and professional proficiencies to have a positive impact on an organization, but it can bring increases in salary and job opportunities. At Salem University, you can get a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting that prepares you for advanced roles in a wide variety of fields, auditing, consulting, and overseeing revenue and accounting elements within an organization. Our 12-month, 36-credit-hour Accounting MBA program builds off your previous bachelor’s of business administration or accounting degree to deepen your knowledge and increase your leadership and decision making abilities.


With Salem’s MBA — Accounting online degree, your courses will cover topics like:

  • Applying business law, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and accounting ethics to accounting functions
  • Providing accurate and appropriate reporting and understanding the impact of specific events (e.g., mergers and acquisitions) on accounting statements
  • Using accounting information as part of the strategic business decision-making process to meet organizational goals
  • Managing and monitoring junior accounting professionals and accounting teams

If you’ve been interested in getting a master’s in accounting degree, Salem University’s MBA with an Accounting specialization program will teach you how to demonstrate exceptional professional integrity and ethical behavior in accounting in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) guidelines. Get a graduate degree that will take your career to the next level.



Salem University has a long history of providing higher education that is both grounded in tradition and dedicated to forward-thinking innovation. Our Accounting MBA degree program is one of our many graduate programs that’s offered via continuous enrollment, so you don’t have to wait months to get started. It’s also available fully online, allowing you to study from the convenience and comfort of your own home without having to interfere with your current job or disrupt your busy schedule. Additionally, Salem utilizes a unique monthly course format that has you take just one class every four weeks, delivering the knowledge and skills you need in a way that makes it easier than ever to integrate schoolwork into your life.



With this degree program, you’ll start by taking classes that are core to an online accounting MBA degree:

  • ACC515 Accounting for Managers
  • BUS500 Applied Business Statistics
  • BUS698 Directed Readings and Research
  • BUS699 Enterprise Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • ECO570 Managerial Economics
  • FIN560 Financial Management
  • MKT530 Marketing Management
  • BUS554 Business Law
  • BUS600 Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Ethics


With the Accounting specialization of our MBA degree, you’ll also take:

  • ACC551 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC553 Advanced Auditing
  • ACC556 Partnership Taxation



With an MBA —Accounting online degree, the job opportunities include:

  • Internal Auditor
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Revenue Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Financial Administrator
  • CEO or CFO
  • 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.

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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 here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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