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Graduate and Career Services
Campus Box 4039
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801-5087

Accounting Concentration

The MBA is a graduate professional program designed to prepare students for responsible managerial positions. The accounting concentration provides additional accounting expertise and prepares you to take the CPA exam.

Admission requirements may vary depending on your grades and prior courses taken. See admission requirements for additional information.


Students must have a background in the following areas prior to enrolling in accounting courses for which the background is necessary:

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II (AC 304 and 313 respectively)
  • Cost Accounting (AC 333)
  • Income Taxation (AC 423)
  • Auditing (AC 413; prerequisites for AC 413 are AC 353 and IS 213)

MBA Degree Core Curriculum
Course Number and Title Credits   
MG 853 Behavioral Aspects of Management 3  
BU 820 Quantitative Analysis of Business Decisions 3  
BC 807 Managerial Economics 3  
IS 873 Information Systems for Managerial Decision Making 3  
FI 850 Advanced Financial Management 3  
MK 864 Marketing Management 3  
MG 899 Business Policy and Strategic Management 3  
Total MBA Core Curriculum Credit Hours   21
Accounting Concentration Classes
Required Accounting Course   3
AC 853 Accounting Theory 3  
Accounting Elective Courses   9
(At least six of these hours must be at the 800 level)    
Business Elective Courses   3
(This course may be at the 500 level)    
Total Accounting Concentration Credit Hours   15
Total Credit Hours (including MBA Core)   36