Accounting and Business Law

Accounting & Business Law - MBA Accounting

MBA - Accounting Concentration

The Business Degree for Professional Accountants

The Accounting MBA Program at the University of North Alabama is a 34-semester hour graduate program designed to provide individuals with the professional skills and business knowledge essential for success in contemporary professional accounting and business careers. Most states, including Alabama, require 150 semester hours of education before one can sit for the CPA exam. The UNA Accounting MBA Program provides the remaining courses required for the CPA exam for students who have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Eligibility for Accounting MBA Program


In addition to meeting the admission requirements for graduate study in the College of Business, one should have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting or successfully complete undergraduate accounting prerequisites as prescribed by an Accounting-MBA Coordinator.

Accounting MBA Program Requirements - 34 Semester Hours

  • MG 601 - MBA Skills and Outcomes (1 hour)
  • AC 581 - Financial Statement Analysis - cannot earn credit if completed equivalent undergraduate course. Prerequisite: AC 392 or FI 394. (Spring offering)
  • AC/CIS 625 - Enterprise Systems Analysis & Design
  • AC 674 - Advanced Accounting Theory. Prerequisite: AC 392. (Fall offering)
  • AC 675 - Advanced Tax Accounting. Prerequisite: AC 472. (Fall offering)
  • AC 697 - Advanced Auditing. Prerequisite: AC 473. (Spring offering)
  • EC 650 - Managerial Economics
  • FI 630 - Financial Management
  • MG 640 - Management Policy
  • MK 660 - Marketing Strategy

Select Two or Three Courses (6-9 hours) from among:

  • AC 681 - Business Valuation. Prerequisite: AC 392 or FI 394. (Fall offering)
  • AC 686 - Controllership. Prerequisite: AC 495 or equivalent. (Spring offering, even years)
  • AC 694 - Business Combinations. Prerequisite: AC 392. (Spring offering, odd years)
  • QM 670 - Quantitative Methods (Fall offering)

Accounting MBA Program-Undergraduate Accounting Prerequisites
An Accounting MBA Coordinator will evaluate your academic record and determine which, if any, of the following undergraduate accounting courses are required for your admission to the Accounting MBA Program:

  • AC 390 - Accounting Information Systems
  • AC 391 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 392 - Intermediate Accounting II. Prerequisite: AC 391.
  • AC 471 - Cost Accounting. Prerequisite: AC 390.
  • AC 472 - Tax Accounting. Prerequisite: AC 391.
  • AC 473 - Auditing. Prerequisite: AC 392.

Information for Alabama CPA Exam Candidates - http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/

  • Course in Governmental Accounting Required - AC 395
  • Business Law Course on Uniform Commercial Code Required - recommend BL 480
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.

Requests for Information

Jennifer Tittle, Administrative Assistant
Department of Accounting and Business Law
Keller Hall 331
256-765-4500
jrtittle@una.edu


Accounting MBA Program Coordinators

Dr. Greg Carnes
Dean; Professor, Accounting, College of Business
UNA Box 5013
Raburn 311 Keller Hall
Florence, AL 35632-0001
256-765-4245
gacarnes@una.edu