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 $625

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

AACSB accredited

The SUNY Oswego School Of Busines earned AACSB accreditation in 2002. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.

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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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#1 Online MBA Among Public Colleges in NYS

SUNY Oswego remains the top-ranked public college for our Online MBA in New York state.

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

In 500–1000 words, describe your unique personal achievements relating to your academic interests, and include any experiences you feel have contributed to your educational and professional objectives, such as supervisory activities, program development, leadership activities, and special assignments. Explain what these achievements and experiences have meant to your professional growth, what you hope to achieve professionally in the next five years, what you expect out of your business degree, and how you will contribute to the classroom experiences. This essay should detail your reasoning for applying to SUNY Oswego and it will help the review team better understand your background and evaluate your application.

Department consultation

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.

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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