September 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2020  
September 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance (MBAAF)

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(Please see the Graduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This program prepares an existing or emerging organizational or team leader with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises. These career opportunities may be in areas such as accounting, finance, business administration, sales, marketing, human resources, information systems, project management, production and operations. Application of theory to practice is emphasized through a problem-based/solutions-based curriculum, grounded in a framework of ethical leadership and global competition.

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance program is designed to prepare the graduate to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The CMA is the globally recognized, advanced-level credential appropriate for accountants and financial professionals in business. Achieving the CMA demonstrates your professional expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. It is important to note that this MBA program, even when combined with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, may not fulfill all of the requirements for graduates to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure in some states or jurisdictions. Many states require a specific number of graduate accounting classes as well as specific graduate accounting courses. Others may require several years of professional experience. This program is not designed to fulfill any of those requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyze core business concepts
  2. Create business solutions using ethical leadership, project management and teamwork skills
  3. Use data to drive decision-making and propose solutions to complex business problems
  4. Create solutions that consider global competition and various cultural perspectives
  5. Prepare logically constructed, relevant, and culturally appropriate written arguments and presentations

Accounting Concentration Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

C1. Evaluate accounting systems for compliance with financial accounting standards (P1, 3)

C2. Create management accounting systems (P1, 3, 5)

C3. Audit organization financial performance for compliance (P1, 2, 3, 5)

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, general manager, department manager, team leader, unit leader, operations manager, and administrative services manager.

Program Content

A minimum of 39.00 semester credit hours is required.

A. Required Foundation Courses - 9 Semester Credit Hours

B. Required Core MBA Courses - 21 Semester Credit Hours

C. Required Accounting Concentration Courses

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours are required.


Course prerequisites may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework or the approval by the Dean of Graduate Programs.

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