MBA in Accounting - Careers

Earn an Online MBA in Accounting

Many senior management executives have a background in accounting or finance. Earning your on-campus or online MBA in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University gives you the strong background you need to be successful in a wide variety of management-level positions. And, you can earn your Accounting MBA online in as few as 15 months.

Your course work in our on campus or online MBA Accounting program - structured for working professionals - prepares you for positions in fields such as:

  • business management
  • financial management
  • tax planning
  • banking
  • budgeting/budget analysis
  • cost accounting/management
  • financial reporting/planning

Strong Career Outlook with On-Campus or Online MBA in Accounting

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in accounting management-related fields of up to 16 percent in the decade prior to 2020. During both strong and recessionary economic periods, the skills you develop in your MBA in Accounting  at SNHU will be highly valued.

An ability to analyze and interpret financial data will be especially important as companies continue to seek efficient, cost-effective means of operation. A thorough understanding of budgeting, cost management and asset management are skills valued by executive teams everywhere. An MBA with an accounting concentration adds financial expertise to a foundation in business management, a winning combination for career success.

Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Business and Financial Operations Occupations, 2012-2013 edition for more information on career opportunities for business management professionals with an accounting or financial background.

Build Valuable Skills in Our Online MBA Accounting Program

In addition to a solid business management background, your MBA in Accounting will give you the skills to:

  • apply accounting and economic principles for effective business planning
  • utilize information technology for competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • use quantitative analysis tools in the operation and management of organizations
  • employ sound  financial management practices in managing businesses
  • consider implications of tax factors in financial planning decisions

Affordable and Accredited Online MBA Accounting Degree

Southern New Hampshire University is at the leading edge of online education, with high quality online degree programs that have won regional and national awards. SNHU is a fully accredited and respected institution with more than 80 years of experience graduating highly successful business leaders and professionals. Earn an on-campus or online MBA in Accounting from a university that you and your employer can be proud of, for less than you might expect.

Accounting Careers - Leverage Your Accounting MBA

Access helpful resources on a range of financial and accounting careers and topics at the following web links:

Career Opportunities

SNHU’s Career Development Center - Accounting Outlook
A listing of potential accounting careers for students earning an accounting degree.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Business and Financial Operations Occupations, 2010-2011 edition.
Access the latest information on recommended education, career prospects, and expected earnings of those employed in the business, accounting, and financial operations fields.

Professional Organizations and Associations

American Institute of CPAs
The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs, provides educational guidance materials to its members, develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.

Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

Institute of Management Accountants
IMA is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals, with a mission of providing a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

NH Society of Certified Public Accountants
This statewide association of CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education advocates policies that serve its members and enhance a professional environment.

NH Society of Accountants
NHSA provides educational and networking opportunities to individuals working in the fields of accounting, auditing, tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial planning and other related disciplines.

Commerce Clearing House
CCH provides information services, software and workflow tools for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals.

Research Institute of America
RIA is a provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.

Government Finance Officers Association
The GFOA enhances and promotes the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

International Financial Reporting Standards
IFRS is a set of accounting standards, developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), which is becoming the global standard for the preparation of public company financial statements.

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