Accounting MBA

Meeting CPA requirements and more

The MBA-Accounting Track prepares graduates with a degree in accounting for various careers in the accounting field, including public accounting, corporate, and government positions. The program builds on the MBA foundation and core skills while offering advanced training in accounting topics and applied skills. The MBA-Accounting program is registered with the NYS Department of Education as meeting the 150-credit hour educational requirements for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


Master's of Business Administration (MBA)

The graduate core courses are identical to those required for the MBA-Business Administration track

MBA Graduate Core (19 credits)

MBA 626 Innovation Management
MBA 630 Management for Global Leaders
MBA 651 Economics for Managers
MBA 652 Negotiation & Persuasion (A Block)
MBA 661 Creativity & Innovative Thinking (B Block)
MBA 674 Business Analytics
MBA 699 Business Consulting Capstone

Advanced Graduate Accounting Courses (9 credits)

MBA 653 Accounting Theory
MBA 655 Advanced Topics in Auditing
MBA 657 Advanced Taxation

You will also select one open graduate elective to complete your required coursework (3 credits)

MBA 600: Special Topics Seminar (different each semester)
MBA 601: Healthcare Delivery Systems
MBA 603: Healthcare Policy
MBA 604: Power & Politics in Healthcare
MBA 605: German Auto Industry
MBA 606: Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare
MBA 609: Brand Management
MBA 618: Gender Equity in Business
MBA 627: Leadership in a Digital World
MBA 654: Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
MBA 681: Business Sustainability

Foundation course requirements can be filled in the following ways:

  • Undergraduate business degree (major or minor)
  • Undergraduate business courses at Alfred University
  • Undergraduate business courses from accredited universities
  • Online business foundation courses from the State University of New York Open SUNY
  • Approved MOOCs (Stanford, MIT, etc.)

The student may also test out of the course requirements

GPA Requirements

The academic standards for graduate students at Alfred University require an overall cumulative average of 3.0 to meet graduation requirements. MBA-Business Administration students are permitted no more than 3 graduate credits below a grade of B.

Assistantships are granted to all full-time students admitted to the program. These take the form of renewable positions that provide for remission of approximately one-half the annual graduate tuition. Graduate assistants (GAs) work 7.5 hours per week with a graduate faculty member in their area of interest.

Graduate assistants typically work on research projects, marketing, and recruiting efforts. In the past, GAs have helped faculty with on campus presentations and seminars, done research leading towards publication in peer-reviewed journals, attended on and off campus meetings with program stakeholders, etc. These positions not only help with tuition costs but provide valuable experiences that reflect well on the student for future employment. AUBiz is open to working with GAs to determine the best fit within the department, based on student interest.

In addition to its own resources, the University participates in the federal and state aid programs which are applicable to its degree programs. The majority of this funding is in the form of low-interest student loans.

Success Rate

The placement rate for our accounting grads is an exceptionally strong 100%, an indication of the high quality of our program.

Student Stories

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4+1 MBA Accounting

"Alfred has taught me that you can only really blame yourself for your failure because life gives you all the weapons you need to win your war. It is up to you to fight for yourself and overcome eve..."

Oumar Soumahoro, 2018
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