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The Accounting Concentration
is designed to provide a broad understanding of the accounting
industry. The Accounting Concentration introduces the graduate
student to the development and analysis of financial and managerial
accounting systems, emphasizes the uses of cost information,
and stresses the application of financial accounting in decision
DBU also offers an Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. Accounting Degree for qualifying undergraduate students. Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business, possess the technical skills and knowledge in accounting, and meet the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.
M.B.A. students must complete a minimum of 36 credit-hours (core of 24 credit hours and 12 hours within chosen concentration).
Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. students must complete a minimum of 150-156 credit hours.
To satisfy minimum degree requirements, all single concentrations require a minimum of 36 credit hours, and dual concentrations require 48 credit hours. Students are responsible for not repeating courses waived, transferred, or previously taken.
Required Core Curriculum (24 hrs):
6321 Managerial Accounting*
6301 Corporate Finance
6302 Quantitative Analysis for Managers
6310 Leadership in Management
6320 Business Ethics
6314 Management Information Systems
6301 Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)
6341 Strategic Management Decisions (S-L) (last course
* Not required of students completing the Accelerated Dual B.B.A./M.B.A.
Concentration Courses (12 hrs):
Required courses in this concentration include:
6330 Tax Planning and Research (Prerequisite: ACCT 3323 completed within the last 3 years.)
6335 Financial Statement Analysis* (Prerequisites: ACCT 3301, ACCT 3302)
ACCT 6355 Case Studies in Advanced Accounting Topics (Prerequisites: ACCT 6330, ACCT 6335; must be taken as last accounting course)
AND choose one of the following:
ACCT 6343 Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities (Prerequisite: ACCT 6321)
6345 Fraud and Forensic Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCT 5311)
6346 Advanced Auditing (Prerequisite: ACCT 4304 (S-L))
*Courses offered online.
DBU also offers an Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program: B.B.A./M.B.A. in Accounting for qualifying undergraduate students. Graduates of this program will demonstrate competence in the foundational areas of business, possess the technical skills and knowledge in accounting, and meet the education requirements of the Texas State Board of Accountancy necessary to register for the CPA examination.
Students completing the Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. must take each of these courses: ACCT 6330, 6335, and 6355, and six additional hours from 6343, 6345, or 6346,for a total of 15 graduate-level hours in the accounting concentration.
Retention in and Graduation From Accounting Programs:
Students must fulfill the following conditions to continue enrollment in the MBA in Accounting and Accelerated B.B.A./M.B.A. Accounting major and graduate from the program:
- Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in all accounting coursework.
- Undergraduate B.B.A. Accounting students must be advised by a full-time accounting professor before enrollment each semester.
- Graduate and Undergraduate accounting students must sign a Statement of Understanding about the accounting degree before beginning upper-level or graduate accounting coursework. The statement will be provided by the student’s advisor.
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