Public Accounting, M.B.A.

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Next start date

January 22, 2018

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Professional accountants are always in high demand. Our Public Accounting MBA is designed to maximize your marketability. Built specifically for today's business needs, our program will deepen understanding of capital budgeting, finance and portfolio management to advance your career in this challenging legal and regulatory business environment. Our award-winning faculty stress practical problem solving scenarios through coursework that is constantly evolving with the latest AACSB accredited standards. Both our online and on-campus MBA follow the same curriculum, which means our nationally ranked online program offers quality and convenience.

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What you will study: 

Our flexible curriculum gives students the opportunity to combine their passions with the foundational coursework. This built in adaptability helps you focus on what you need to succeed, based on your background. The program consists of 36 credits of directed electives, which builds upon a foundation of accepted public accounting skills, concepts, and principles.

  • MBA 511 - Management Information Systems, credit: 3
  • MBA 513 - Managerial Finance, credit: 3
  • MBA 514 - Marketing Management, credit: 3
  • MBA 515 - Management Science I, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

A major benefit of the MBA programs is that a lot of the classes are offered online, This made it flexible so I could do internships outside of Oswego while still taking courses and completing my degree.
Kyle Brayton, M'14

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Learning outcomes: 

Graduates of the program will enter the workforce with the skills necessary to be successful in the field. Our program meets the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' requirements. In addition, the program has been registered with the NYS Education Department for candidates seeking admission to the Uniform CPA examination.

Certified Public Accountant

Tax and Audit Accountant

Accounting Firm Manager

All of our MBA programs are accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This organization sets the standards for business school accreditation and has served as the academic regulator of university business programs since 1916. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation. SUNY Oswego’s program is 1 of 4 AACSB accredited MBA programs in New York State.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
GPA of at least 2.6
GMAT of 500 or better
Business essay
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee