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Master of Business Administration - Accounting

Upper Iowa University



The Upper Iowa University Master in Business Administration degree program provides graduates with current theories, concepts and learning models necessary to assume leadership roles in their organization. Skill and competence in specific business areas are developed through individual and group assignments that combine theory with practical examples. Students work both individually and interact as members of problem solving teams to apply relevant theories to practical case study situations. The program provides a balance of quantitative and qualitative studies to strengthen contemporary managerial skills.

The M.B.A. with an emphasis in Accounting assists students with an undergraduate major in accounting to meet the 150-credit educational requirement to take the uniform CPA examination. The curriculum expands on undergraduate accounting topics to provide students advanced skills in the course areas.

Before graduating, students are expected to demonstrate the following skills and attributes necessary to be a successful leader within the area of accounting:

  • The ability to analyze and present learned concepts and theories within accounting using appropriate communication and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to articulate and utilize the concepts of vision, strategic planning, problem solving and quality management as they pertain to accounting.
  • The ability to conduct, apply and synthesize research in the discipline.

All graduates are expected to complete a research report in which a comprehensive understanding of the discipline is demonstrated by a written and PowerPoint presentation of the research.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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