The MBA with Accountancy Concentration requires 24 hours of graduate business and accounting core courses and 9 hours of graduate accounting electives.
Your value to an organization is based on what you can do. Eastern's MBA enhances your value by preparing you for positions of leadership in business and industry. Eastern's MBA program mission addresses a broad range of business-related skills emphasizing a combination of teamwork, writing, contemporary global issues, and analytical skills. The MBA program is structured to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students. The EIU MBA offers you:
- An AACSB accredited program
- A supportive and collaborative adult learning environment
- Interaction with an instruction from distinguished faculty with opportunities for collaborative research
- Small class sizes
- A General Management course of study or a Concentration in Accountancy
- Graduate assistantships where students gain experience in research, instructional support, or administrative activities
- Foundation courses for students with academic background other than business
MBA with Accountancy Concentration Curriculum
Degree requirements include those outlined for the Master's Degree by the Graduate School.
The MBA with Accountancy Concentration is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting. The courses that are part of the Accountancy Concentration help prepare students to sit for the CPA exam.
The required courses for the MBA with Accountancy Concentration degree include Phase I courses that provide business fundamentals normally covered in an undergraduate business degree program and Phase II courses that provide advanced study in accounting. Students with an undergraduate accounting degree generally have completed all or most of the Phase I courses and accounting prerequisites, thus are prepared to enroll immediately in Phase II courses.
Students without an undergraduate degree in business or accounting generally must complete all or most of the Phase I courses and accounting prerequisites before beginning the Phase II coursework. Students lacking no more than six hours of Phase I courses may enroll in Phase II courses while satisfying the remainder of their Phase I coursework. However, students may not enroll in a Phase II course unless they have completed all prerequisites for the course.
Full-time and Part-time Flexibility
The MBA program at Eastern Illinois University is designed so that students can complete their program of study on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes offered at Eastern's campus in Charleston starting at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Classes available in Champaign at Parkland College begin at 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. All MBA classes offered at Parkland or Eastern are taught by full-time, doctorally qualified faculty from EIU's School of Business.
As soon as all of the Phase I prerequisite courses are completed, off-campus, part-time students can complete the program within two years, taking two graduate level courses each semester.
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Last updated January 30, 2018