M.B.A in Finance and Accounting
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The Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance & Accounting prepares students for a larger role in managing a company’s fiscal policy operations – while developing expertise in key financial areas, as well as integral business and leadership skills. Each graduate must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in his/her area of specialty. A sample of courses required for the M.B.A in Finance and Accounting is presented below.
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- MBAA610: Interpreting Accounting Information
Focuses on the understanding of financial statement analysis from a managerial perspective. Presents standard accounting analysis and modern developments in a practical, intuitively accessible fashion. Emphasizes cash-flow analysis and the cash-flow consequences of business activity.
- MBAA621: Investment & Portfolio Management
Provides an understanding of the kinds of analysis and techniques used by individual investors and professional money managers to decide on investment objectives and select possible investment alternatives.
- MBAA632: Case Studies in Management Accounting
Develops students’ management accounting techniques and skills needed to make ethical profit-maximizing decisions. Emphasizes data selection, analysis, decision-making and evaluation of results in complex, realistic situations.
- MBAA645: Advanced Auditing
An in-depth examination of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), as well as standards for the audit process and advanced auditing techniques. The student will develop skills in audit preparation through problems, case studies, and lectures. Alternative audit models are evaluated for both their practical relevance as well as their theoretical justification as informed by current research and emerging information technology. The use of Computer-Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT) and other computer related technology for obtaining evidence is evaluated in terms of effectiveness and suitability in diverse audit environments.