2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
    
    May 19, 2019  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting - Master of Business Administration (MBA)


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The Accounting specialization provides students with an opportunity to learn auditing, reporting, documenting, and decision-making skills and explore financial decision-making tools that will help them analyze and optimize organizational performance. Coursework examines forecasting, cost analysis, and assessment methods as well as budgeting and financial procedures. Students can broaden their cross-functional business knowledge and discover how to more effectively manage resources and reduce business risks.

Note on Licensure


Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden’s accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The BS in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. The MS in Accounting and the MS in Accounting and Management offer 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the MBA. Accounting for Managers specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements.

In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice.

Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.