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2021 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2021 Graduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Professional Accounting (M.B.A.)

The Utica College MBA in Professional Accounting is designed for students who have a BS degree in accounting or a BS degree in business with a concentration in accounting. The primary focus of the program is prepare its graduates for professional accounting practice. The MBA in Professional Accounting is an on-ground program, though individual courses may be taught using a “blended” or “hybrid” model that allows students to choose the method of access which best suits their personal and educational preferences.

The MBA in Professional Accounting complies with the New York statutory 150-¬hour educational requirement for CPA licensure.  Combined with a typical undergraduate accounting degree, this program provides its graduates with more than 33 hours of accounting, including 12-15 graduate hours, and 36 hours of general business, including 12 - 18 graduate hours.

The curriculum for the MBA in Professional Accounting consists of a 15¬ semester hour graduate Business Core which includes a 3 semester hour management capstone course, two required Accounting courses, and three electives. Taking 15 hours of graduate classes per term, students meeting all prerequisites can complete the program in two terms.


Student Learning Goals

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Integrate concepts from various business disciplines to identify and formulate business strategies, and solve business problems.
  • Analyze and evaluate business outcomes using a variety of techniques and devise data-driven solutions.
  • Examine business situations and problems from a global perspective and assess how cultural differences impact businesses.
  • Appraise leadership attributes in business and other social/public forums and interpret its impact on business and/or personal outcomes.
  • Analyze and apply accounting information to facilitate strategic decision making
  • Use the FASB Accounting Standards Codification to evaluate and design solutions for complex accounting cases.


Academic Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

Prerequisites for Admission to this Program

Before being admitted to this program, students must have completed all of the following: 

1.    At least 21 credit hours of accounting courses, which must include at least one three-hour course in each of the following areas:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Cost or Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing and Attestation Services.

2.    A minimum of 21 credit hours of general business courses.  Accounting courses are not considered general business courses and cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.