Concentration in Accounting

Let numbers drive your career.

Deepen your understanding of today’s financial opportunities and challenges. An Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Ohio University can help you gain a broader overview of the practical framework of accounting. Learn advanced accounting principles and international financial reporting standards that can help you move into managerial and C-suite roles.

Fortune 3rd Best Value MBA

Ranked 3rd best MBA value as seen in Fortune

100% Online

Coursework 100% online

No GMAT Required

No GMAT required

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Complete in as few as 2 years


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Why earn your MBA with a concentration in Accounting?

  • Grow your critical thinking skills, help solve business challenges, and improve your business management abilities.
  • Learn from an award-winning faculty who are active scholars in the industry.
  • Study on your schedule through our flexible online platform.
  • Build upon your core accounting skills at an AACSB-accredited school.

Focused Curriculum

By choosing to earn your MBA with a concentration in Accounting, you will take courses tailored to compensation planning, accounting theory, management using accounting concepts, and how to measure and report on accounting components such as revenues, expenses, investments, and liabilities.

OHIO’s MBA with a concentration in Accounting is a 35-credit program ― eleven 3-credit courses and one 2-credit course which you can finish in as few as two years. While your coursework is completed 100% online, MBA program students benefit from an on-campus residency for a Leadership Development Program (LDP).

Accounting Concentration Courses

ACCT 5010 Intermediate Accounting Concepts 3 Credits
ACCT 5020 Advanced Accounting Concepts I 3 Credits
ACCT 5030 Advanced Accounting Concepts II 3 Credits

Leadership Development Program (LDP)

One of the resources offered to you as an online student is the Leadership Development Program (LDP). This is an event meant to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. The LDP is a two-day event held multiple times a year to ensure that all online students are able to attend. We consistently hear from our students that this meeting is one of their favorite aspects of our online programs.

The LDP is a two day event at our Athens, Ohio campus where you will hear from guest speakers on how to effectively lead within teams and in businesses, you will also have the opportunity to listen and network with guest speakers about global issues and current events that impact today’s modern business environment.


“LDP has really enhanced my own self-awareness of the type of leader that I am allows me to look at not only my strengths but understand my weaknesses to be able to address those going forward in my career.”

– Steven Coxford, MBA Graduate

Experienced Faculty

Learn from accounting industry experts who can share their real-world experiences with you.

David Stott

David Stott, Ph.D.

Online MBA Accounting Concentration Lead

Career Outlook

Your new skills can help you advance to the following in-demand leadership roles*:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Working as a certified public accountant (CPA), you will be responsible for managing the accounting for organizations or the tax reporting and audit processes for an organization or for individual clients. You may also be tasked with reviewing financial information, reporting on financing, and understanding government procedures to ensure the organization is following these standards properly.

Median Salary: $64,682*

Financial Analyst

As a financial analyst, you may be responsible for analyzing results, trends, and making recommendations to improve your company’s financial status. You will make educated recommendations based on your findings that can increase productivity among various teams in an organization.

Median Salary: $84,300*


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Business Development Manager

As a business development manager, you may be tasked with identifying new business deals, managing sales and revenue for existing clients, or negotiating contracts to increase your company’s revenue. Business development managers may also be responsible for market research and maintaining relationships with existing clients.

Median Salary: $120,708*


Controllers are responsible for the financial planning, acquisition, and management of investments for an organization. As a controller, you will be tasked with ensuring that a company’s financial assets follow proper reporting guidelines, comply with legal requirements, and provide maximum return.

Median Salary: $190,277*