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Master of Business Administration with track in Accounting

Enhance your accounting expertise to analyze financial data, make strategic decisions, and manage accounts to enhance financial health for individuals and businesses.

Apply by: 8/12/24
Start classes: 8/26/24

Program Overview

See what our MBA – Accounting track online program has to offer

$13,361* In-State Tuition
As few as 10 months Program Duration
31 Credit Hours

The Longwood University online Master of Business Administration with track in Accounting program prepares you for the specialized expertise and strategic business knowledge you need for leadership roles in accounting.

This 100% online MBA from the AACSB-accredited College of Business and Economics at Longwood enables you to advance your accounting career while continuing to work. You will deepen your knowledge of accounting principles in areas such as financial analysis and reporting, auditing, taxation, and information technology. Through interactive coursework and hands-on projects, you will strengthen your ability to analyze complex financial data, predict future financial performance, and analyze possible acquisitions and takeovers.

The core curriculum includes a study of key business disciplines, including economics, finance, marketing, and management, providing you with a holistic understanding of the accounting landscape. You will learn about the dynamics of organizational behavior, strategic thinking, and decision-making – all of which are essential for effective leadership in accounting roles.

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The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Graduates of the MBA - Accounting track will:

  • Gain core business knowledge in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategic integration
  • Establish a conceptual understanding of business disciplines
  • Enhance critical thinking skills in solving problems
  • Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in written communication skills
  • Gain core business knowledge in accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategic integration
  • Establish a conceptual understanding of business disciplines
  • Enhance critical thinking skills in solving problems
  • Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in written communication skills

Career opportunities:

  • Accountant
  • Tax Manager
  • Auditor
  • Controller
  • Accountant
  • Tax Manager
  • Auditor
  • Controller

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Tuition

Our online MBA program is a cost-effective investment

The MBA – Accounting track offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. The application fee is $40. All other fees are included in the total cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$431 Per Credit Hour (Virginia students)
$13,361* Total Tuition (Virginia students)

Virginia students

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit-Hour Course Per Program
MBA - Accounting track $431 $1,293 $13,361*

Out-of-state students

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit-Hour Course Per Program
MBA - Accounting track $441 $1,323 $13,671*
Sarine Thomas - Longwood Testimonial

I definitely wanted to go to Longwood because I got to know the professors. It made it easier to connect with them and their teaching styles. Also, because it’s a small school, the courses are much more interactive. If you are emailing a professor, they will get back to you in two to three hours.

-Sarine Thomas, Longwood University MBA graduate

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Calendar

Important dates and deadlines

The Longwood University online MBA is delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

8/12/24 Next Application Deadline
8/26/24 Start Classes
7 Week CoursesApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineFirst Class DayFinal Tuition Deadline†Last Class Day
Fall I8/12/248/16/248/23/248/26/248/29/2410/13/24
Fall II10/7/2410/11/2410/18/2410/21/2410/24/2412/13/24

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Admissions

Look at the simple requirements for your online MBA – Accounting track

We've streamlined the admission process for Longwood University online MBA to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA – Accounting track, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Official transcripts
Professional resume verifying work experience

Prior to starting their graduate program, students must hold a conferred bachelor's degree or international equivalent from a college or university accredited by the appropriate institutional (formerly regional) accreditation agency. Applicants must meet one of the following for consideration for admission:

  • Completed bachelor's degree from a university accredited by the appropriate institutional (formerly regional) accreditation agency with minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Completed bachelor's degree from a university accredited by the appropriate institutional (formerly regional) accreditation agency with 2.50 - 2.74 GPA and 5 years of professional level work experience. * Professional experience is defined as paid work experience that includes some combination of complex decision-making or analysis, management of people or projects, and at least moderate impact on the work unit or firm.
  • All other prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply. These applicants must submit a 1-page maximum letter of interest briefly indicating their reason(s) for obtaining a Longwood MBA along with their transcripts, resume, and optional GMAT score.

Transcripts from all institutions where you obtained a degree, bachelor or higher, and any post baccalaureate coursework to be submitted at the time of application and subject to verification and approval by the MBA Director.

Resume including years of professional level work experience to be submitted at the time of application and subject to verification and approval by the MBA Director.

*International applicants may be required to submit additional test scores and documentation.

**Application fee waived for military (active and former). Verification must be submitted with application (ID or other form).

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address: [email protected] (preferred and quickest)

Mail address:

Longwood Graduate Studies

201 High Street

Farmville, VA 23909

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Longwood University has been named one of the top universities in the Southeastern U.S. by The Princeton Review, 2020

Courses

Find out what you’ll learn to earn your online MBA – Accounting track

For the MBA – Accounting track, you must complete 10 courses totaling 31 credit hours, including 25 credit hours of core courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course describes the basic principles of corporate finance and provides practical tools for financial decision and valuation. The course starts with optimal project acceptance criteria consistent with the objective of maximizing the market value of the firm. It then moves on to techniques for estimating the cost of capital, which are subsequently applied to a range of valuation problems. The valuation principles include WACC, APV, multiples and real options. In the second half of the course we discuss capital structure and dividend decision, and how they affect firm value. We also study corporate governance, and end the course analyzing financial issues in mergers and acquisitions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course helps students integrate the functional expertise from areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing, and production. Concepts and tools acquired from these functional areas provide the basis for approaching strategic problems from a holistic managerial perspective. Prerequisite(s): Students must complete any six of the following courses: ACCT 540, ECON 509, FINA 550, ISCS 570, MANG 564, MANG 575, and MARK 588
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on the function of Information Systems (IS) and the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and the role they play in the organization. The strategic, economic and managerial aspects of technology adoption decisions and IT governance policies are examined from the organizational leader’s perspective. Both existing and emerging technologies will be studies to provide awareness of current trends, organizational impact, risks and benefits. The objective of this course is to prepare managers to provide leadership in the use of information systems and information technology across the enterprise, regardless of functional area.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course introduces the multifaceted role of an effective leader/manager. Human behavior at the individual, group and organization levels is examined as well as techniques for leading people in the organizational environment. Topics include: various developmental areas of leadership, including communications, social responsibility, and personal development, the role of an effective leader, small group and team leadership, work motivation, conflict resolution, managing workplace relationships, and personality influences on work attitudes and behaviors.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course introduces the techniques of quantitative and statistical analysis for management decision making. Major topics include decision analysis, statistical inference, regression, and linear programming./This course will increase data literacy of students by introducing them to descriptive and inferential statistics, with a focus on data analysis and real world application to business and economics. Topics include collection of and use of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, data visualization, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, including work with categorical variables and nonlinearities, and basic technical writing for presentation of data and statistical analysis. Projects require students to apply knowledge to consulting scenarios, with a specific client in mind. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of Excel, but instruction on use of the Data Analysis Toolpak will be provided as part of the course.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
The course will equip the student with the ability to properly frame any decisions faced (business or personal), and then arrive at the best solution given the information available. To do so requires two additional skills: 1) To accurately work with data to assess the economic environment, 2) The ability to think strategically. Topics include: profit maximization, demand analysis, elasticity, market power, regression analysis, game theory, and pricing strategies.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course presents an overview of marketing and the activities involved in the delivery of goods and services to the consumer. Topics include the identification of target markets, the development of a marketing mix, the special challenges of service delivery, the importance of retailing, and relationship marketing.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course provides a comprehensive, graduate level discussion of managerial accounting. Broadly, this course focuses on the use of accounting data in the decision-making process for managers. As such, learning which data is important in different managerial settings, appropriately deriving and interpreting such relevant data, and then formulate best case strategies forms the core of study. More specifically, students learn to use the concepts of opportunity cost and organizational architecture as the framework for studying managerial accounting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course provides a comprehensive, graduate level, discussion of accounting-based data analytics performed in Excel. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of data analytic thinking and terminology as well as hands-on experience with data analytics tools and techniques. Students should leave this course with the skills necessary to translate accounting and business problems into actionable proposals.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course investigates financial reporting from a user perspective in interpreting and analyzing financial reports for investments and other decision making. The course begins with a review of accounting systems and then emphasizes analysis of financial statements and the implications for various user groups. Emphasis will be on use of the reports to judge company performance, to assess creditworthiness, to predict future financial performance, and to analyze possible acquisitions and take-overs. Users of financial statements must be able to meaningfully interpret financial reports, construct measures of financial performance and analyze the reporting choices made by companies. Also, since company managers choose accounting techniques when making their reports, users must learn to undo the effects of these accounting choices. The purpose of this course is to give the foundation for such analysis

*Price includes in-state tuition and fees. For students from outside Virginia, tuition and fees total $13,671.

**A resume verifying professional-level work experience must be submitted at the time of application and is subject to verification and approval by the MBA director.

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