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 624 Strategic 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 Information Technology & Business Analytics
MBA 699 Business Consulting Capstone

Advanced Graduate Accounting Courses (9 credits)

MBA653 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 681 Business Sustainability
MBA 654 Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility
MBA 610 Leadership Dynamics
MBA 614 Corporate Finance
MBA 635 US Healthcare Business & Finance
MBA 605 German Auto Industry
MBA 600 Seminars will vary semester to semester

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.

Student Stories

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