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MBA - Accounting, MBA

Overview

Online or on campus, the DeSales MBA with a concentration in Accounting provides an outstanding graduate experience in professional accounting.

Well Rounded and Well Respected

The program combines core business administration courses with relevant accounting-specific courses and electives to give you a complete perspective in professional accounting. The Capstone course provides you the opportunity to integrate what you've learned into a culminating activity. Many working professionals say they apply new skills and knowledge almost immediately to their work, making meaningful contributions well before graduation.

The DeSales MBA program is top-ranked by US News and World Report, Lehigh Valley Business, and OnlineMBAToday.com. Known for our superior personal service and unparalleled flexibility, our advisors will assist you from the application process through graduation.

With our open enrollment policy, you can start the program at any point throughout the year. You don't need a degree in business or a related field. Plus, foundation classes are offered for those who need a basic understanding of business principles. And, a GMAT waiver is available to those who qualify.

MBA Accounting class at DeSales University

Admissions Requirements

Admissions to the MBA program are on a rolling basis. 

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Application Fee: $50 - waived if you attend a free information session.
Deadline: Rolling

Application Checklist

  • Current resume (our part-time program is geared toward working adults)
  • Completed application
  • 3 professional references/recommendation letters
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to pursue an MBA and what you feel you could bring to the classroom discussion/experience, etc.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you attended
  • An undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution or GMAT may be required

DeSales University's institutional reporting code is: 002021

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the MBA program, you must have completed the following equivalent undergraduate courses:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics    

Prior academic course work to satisfy the undergraduate foundation course requirements should normally have been completed within the seven years preceding the date of acceptance into the program, with course grades of "C" or better. Each course should be the equivalent of at least three credit hours of academic work.

If you have not successfully completed these courses, you must make them up using any one or a combination of the following three options:

  • Undergraduate level CLEP examination
  • Credit By Examination. See the Credit by Examination section of the Graduate Catalog
  • Graduate level foundation course(s):
    • FD 501 Essentials of Economics
    • FD 502 Management and Marketing Principles
    • FD 503 Accounting for Decision Makers
    • FD 506 Managerial Statistics
    • FD 505 Foundations of Business - available to anyone with a Master's degree or higher. Speak with an advisor for more information.

About the foundation courses:

  • Foundation courses facilitate accelerated coverage of prerequisite subject matter. 
  • The pace is rapid and significant preparation outside of class is expected. 
  • Completion of foundation courses does not reduce or substitute the MBA graduation requirements. 
  • Grades earned in these courses will not be computed in the graduate GPA. 
  • Information about the equivalency between Undergraduate Foundation Courses and Graduate Level Foundation Courses is available through the MBA office.
  • You should complete your foundation courses before taking any core, concentration, or elective courses.

Additional Required Information

International Students
English Competency Exam Required: TOEFL
Transcript Evaluation Required: Yes
Certificate of Finances Required: Yes

Curriculum

You are only 12 courses away from earning your MBA with a concentration in Accounting

The DeSales MBA with a concentration in Accounting consists of:

  • 7 Core Courses
  • 3 Concentration Courses
  • 1 Elective Course
  • 1 Capstone Integrating Course

DeSales Part-Time MBA Core Courses

All MBA students must complete all core courses. Distinguishing characteristics of the DeSales MBA program are an emphasis on executive skills development, general management orientation, integration of skills and values, and an attempt to link theory and practice.

  • CR 501 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • CR 503 Business and Society
  • CR 504 Marketing Management
  • CR 505 Organization Management
  • CR 506 Financial Management
  • CR 507 Executive Skills Development
  • CR 508 Business Computing

Accounting Concentration Courses

Successful completion of a minimum of three concentration courses is required.

  • AC 501 Corporate Financial Reporting
  • AC 502 Auditing Concepts and Practices
  • AC 503 Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
  • AC 504 Federal Income Taxation: Concepts and Applications
  • AC 505 International Accounting
  • AC 506 Advanced Tax and Law
  • AC 507 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • AC 508 Fraud Examination
  • AC 510 Seminar in Accounting
  • AC 520 Special Topics in Accounting

Elective Courses

In addition to required courses — and in order to provide meaningful options, added breadth, greater diversity, and positive enrichment — a variety of elective courses will be scheduled as demand requires and resources permit. Any concentration course can be used as an elective.

Capstone Integrating Course

CR 510 Policy and Strategy must be completed by all students with a minimum grade of “B”. It must also be taken as the last or second-to-last course before graduation.

Course Requirements

Facilities

The DeSales University Gambet Center includes state-of-the-art technology and equipment for Business education.

The second floor of the Center is home to the undergraduate business division and the MBA program. Through the Gambet Center, you'll have access to some of the most cutting-edge technologies and programs in the field: 

The Center is a showcase of green architecture featuring environmentally advanced design consistent with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Talen Trading Room at DeSales The Talen Energy Trading Room is used by DeSales University business and finance students. State-of-the-art software simulates real-world market situations and portfolio management.

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Tuition & Fees

Program Costs for 2018-2019

  • Tuition/credit hour: $855
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $120
  • Returned Check Service: $30
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) fee – 30% of course tuition charge 

(For classes falling in the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition/credit hour is $840)

 

DeSales University's is an approved training provider with the Pennsylvania state unemployment benefits TAA (Trade Adjustment Assistance) and WIA (Workforce Investment Act).

DeSales University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to aid in the education of our veterans.

Tuition Deferment

DeSales University offers graduate students the opportunity to defer payment of their tuition when they will be receiving reimbursement from their employer or when they are eligible to receive financial aid. A copy of your employer's tuition reimbursement policy must be forwarded to the Treasurer's Office and/or all necessary financial aid paperwork must be filed with the Financial Aid Office before tuition deferment is granted. 

Tuition deferment is a privilege given to graduate students at DeSales and can be revoked if this privilege is abused. Please note that you, as the student, are responsible for payment of your tuition balance in the event that your financial aid/loans or employer reimbursement is not received by the Treasurer's Office.

Tuition Reimbursement

When a student is eligible for tuition reimbursement from his/her employer, written evidence of eligibility is required. The student is responsible for requesting this reimbursement from his/her employer. In cases where reimbursement is contingent upon successful completion of the course(s) and the student either withdraws or does not achieve a grade sufficient to warrant maximum reimbursement, the student is ultimately responsible for payment for the course(s).

Refund on Withdrawal

A refund of tuition payments will be made to a student who withdraws from a course. In all cases, credits will be calculated from the date the student completed the official withdrawal form, and the rebate will be based on the schedule shown listed below. 

Refunds apply to tuition only. If a student is allowed to enroll by use of the deferred payment procedure, any funds due the University are immediately due and payable upon withdrawal.

Withdrawal during the add/drop period is 100% of tuition refunded. The schedule below is for withdrawal after the first class after the close of the add/drop period. 

  • Withdrawal after 1st class: 80% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 2nd class: 65% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 3rd class: 50% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 4th class: 25% of tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal after 5th class: No refund

     

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ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Business Programs at DeSales University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

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Online Learning at DeSales

Attending classes from an off-campus location can be an excellent option for many busy students. Distance education at DeSales encompasses everything from video conference courses to hybrid (a combination of in-class and online) to online courses. 


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DeSales has joined forces with leading economist Dr. Kamran Afshar on a groundbreaking data analytics center that puts students at the forefront of research and consulting.

Prospective clients include banks, retailers, and housing and real estate developers, as well as local and state governments. Students will work real-world client projects — everything from customer satisfaction surveys and business purchasing intentions to economic impact analyses.

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Did You Know?

Accountants can expect to see "faster than average" job growth through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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