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Accounting MBA Could Open Door to New Opportunities

MBA in AccountingIf you have your bachelor’s degree in Accounting and are looking to further your career, you have several options. You can study to become a certified public accountant (CPA), which is a long-proven method for career advancement. You can work to acquire a degree in a related field, such as business or law. Or you can get a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in accounting.

Why get an Accounting MBA? The degree offers several unique benefits:

  • Most MBA/Accounting programs can prepare you to take the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) exam, so you may end up with both a marketable MBA and the requisite CPA designation.
  • While traditional CPA training can prepare you to do advanced accounting work, the MBA degree may qualify you to seek out management/leadership opportunities in larger organizations.
  • An MBA in Accounting degree can provide you with the skills and insights needed to move out of the accounting field entirely and into other areas of business in which you might be interested.

Demand for CPAs Remains High

The demand for CPAs remains high, even in the current sluggish economy. According to O*NET, the online employment resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field is given a “bright outlook” with job growth during the 2008-2018 period projected to be above 20 percent.[1] “Accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, should have the best prospects,” the BLS states.[2]

Earn Your MBA in Accounting through Everest University Online

If you already have your bachelor’s degree in Accounting and would like to get your MBA in this same field, going back to school may be difficult, especially if you’re already working a full-time job. Fortunately, Everest University has a practical solution to this dilemma: an MBA in Accounting degree offered online through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

Through the Everest University Online program, you can pursue your MBA in Accounting on your own schedule and at your own pace. Study during the evening and/or on weekends. As you learn, you can apply the new principles you acquire directly to your business. Topics include:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
  • Auditing II
  • Tax Research and Planning
  • Governmental Accounting

The Everest University campuses in Florida are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees.

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For more information about the MBA in Accounting program, contact Everest University Online today. Program and schedules vary by campus.

* Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

[1] O*NET Online, Summary Report for Accountants, http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/13-2011.01, updated 2010.

[2] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011, Accountants and Auditors, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm, published December 2009.

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