Public Accounting MBA

Professional accountants are in high demand. 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.

Quick Facts

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You Can Start Fall, Spring or Summer

Delivery Option Main Campus

Cost Per Credit Hour $619

Credit Hours 36

Estimated Completion Time 2 Years

Overview

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.

Adapt to the Evolving Business World

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to master the complex global landscape with Oswego's Public Accounting MBA program. Our faculty stress practical approaches to real-life scenarios with coursework designed to complement an always evolving industry. 

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 New York State Education Department for candidates seeking admission to the Uniform Certified Public Accountant examination.

Career Opportunities

  • Certified public accountant
  • Tax and audit accountant 
  • Accounting firm manager

My professor told me that I could go anywhere with accounting — policymaking, strategy. After this encouragement, I stuck with the accounting program, decided to become a certified public accountant and realized that business is the right field for me to be in.

Program Resources

NCATE Accredited

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and has demonstrated that it meets standards set by organizations representing the academic community.





Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

Prospective students may be eligible for an award which includes an annual stipend, in addition to fully-paid tuition for full-time study.

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More than 120 Graduate Assistantships Offered

Assistantships provide an opportunity to gain experience through professional work on campus.

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Top Ranked Online MBA

Our online MBA ranks highest in New York state and 33rd nationally among online MBA programs according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript

Submit an official transcript showing confirmation of a bachelor's or master’s degree/advanced certificate. This includes any transcripts showing graduate-level coursework or post-baccalaureate degrees/certificates. Official transcripts must be sent directly from granting institution (electronic or mail). If you are a SUNY Oswego alum, your transcript will be automatically requested after entering your student ID and identifying SUNY Oswego as your school on the application.

GPA of at least 2.6

Transcripts should show evidence that your overall GPA is above 2.6.

GMAT of 500 or better

Entry into the School of Business graduate program requires a GMAT score of 500 or better.

Business essay

An essential piece to the MBA application, allowing you to clarify on where your strengths lie. Describe unique and personal experiences that have defined your professional growth, where you see yourself in five years and how the MBA program will benefit you in your future pursuits. There is not a page limit on this requirement.

Department consultation (recommended)

We invite you to discuss earning your MBA degree with member of the School of Business, as well as discuss course requirements for your preferred MBA program. An evaluation of your academic and professional history will determine prerequisite foundation requirements.

Purpose statement

Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego for graduate education. What inspired you to apply? How will this impact your life? Identify any particular interests within the program area, discuss your future career goals, and provide any additional information which may help in evaluating your application.

Resume

Include a professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes your academic history, professional background and any accomplishments of note. This document should provide details that support your admittance to the program.

Three letters of recommendation

Indicate three names with valid email addresses. We will send an email request directly to the references on your behalf. These references should be able to speak to your character, work ethic and abilities.

Application fee

Prospective students are charged a non-refundable $65 fee for processing the application.

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