MBA with a concentration in Accounting Online

Become a trusted leader by measuring economic activity and events while making effective decisions using economic data.

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Program Overview

Take a closer look at our accredited online MBA in Accounting

$19,000 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Gain management credentials while propelling your organization to better outcomes through the accounting expertise you will develop in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting online. In this program, you will build frameworks that use accounting information for finance-based managerial decisions.

The curriculum in this AACSB-accredited MBA online focuses on theories, principles, practices and procedures in all areas of accounting. You will gain expertise in financial statement analysis and business valuation, with particular focus on economic environment and business strategies in a valuation context. Core coursework gives you a broad-based background in business essentials such as finance, information systems, marketing and operations management.

Learn from highly supportive faculty members who don’t just teach but give you the tools to grow your career. Our emphasis on experiential learning means you will delve into real-world learning opportunities; reflect on your organization’s roles and responsibilities in society; learn what it takes to be a game-changer; and experience curriculum grounded in ethics, sustainability, leadership, communication and critical thinking.

As a graduate of this online accounting MBA program, you will be qualified for leadership roles such as:

  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Business Owner
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Business Owner
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Budget Analyst

MBA programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers multiple MBA concentrations online. Check out all our MBA online degree programs.

Total Tuition $19,000
Program Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 30


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The Herberger Business School MBA program is accredited through The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International), the world’s leading business-school accrediting agency. The Herberger Business School has held this accreditation since 1976, making us one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 35+ years showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Your affordable online MBA is a great value

Our online MBA program offers the same tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$19,000 Total Tuition
$633.33 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $19,000


These are the dates you need to know

The online MBA program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Summer B6/27/226/13/226/20/226/22/226/23/22
Fall A8/22/228/8/228/15/228/17/228/18/22
Fall B10/17/2210/3/2210/10/2210/12/2210/13/22
Spring A1/16/231/3/231/9/231/11/231/12/23
Spring B3/13/232/27/233/6/233/8/233/9/23
Summer A5/8/234/24/235/1/235/3/235/4/23
Summer B7/3/236/19/236/26/236/28/236/29/23
Fall A8/28/238/14/238/21/238/23/238/24/23
Fall B10/23/2310/9/2310/16/2310/18/2310/19/23

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/8/22
Class Starts 8/22/22

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Check out the admission requirements for the online accounting MBA

Our streamlined MBA admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA*
  • No GMAT required
*Students who have below a 2.75 GPA may still be considered for admission. A holistic review of the application and required documentation will be completed. Upon review, an interview with the MBA Program Director may be requested.

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $40 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • As a graduate student, what are you looking to learn/gain from the program?
    • As a graduate student, what will you be able to contribute to the program and your fellow students?


Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Not In List >> [email protected]

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301


Your online coursework is both engaging and relevant

In order to earn the MBA with a concentration in Accounting online, you must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours), comprised of 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of major requirements.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines individual and interpersonal behavior, group and team dynamics and structure, and leadership within the context of work organizations. Conceptual understanding, practical applications, and skill development are included.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines accounting systems and their role in the evaluation of assets, the determination of income, and the measurement of equities with concentration on the interpretation of published accounting statements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on problems confronting corporate financial management in analyzing financial requirements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines how one deploys and manages information systems and management support technologies to create competitive advantages.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Cases, readings, and other class activities are used in this course to explain and analyze strategic topics in operations management, including process analysis, supply chain management, quality management, enterprise resource planning, lean systems and other topics related to achieving competitiveness through the operations function.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course requires the graduate student to become conversant with marketing terms and concepts, conduct market analysis, and integrate the material in order to develop market-oriented strategic plans and make marketing decisions. Students, working independently and cooperatively in small teams, will participate in case study analyses, projects, and presentations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Strategic management decision processes in action. Integrate core business knowledge and theories across all organizational functional areas to arrive at economically sound, ethically principled, and value-adding solutions that add to the effectiveness of organizations and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Generating and using information from cost functions, cost-volume-profit relationships, product costs and cost allocations, relevant cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and performance measurements. Evaluating impact of operational decisions and making recommendations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the study of the theoretical framework for financial statement analysis and business valuation. Examination of the use of financial information, as well as information about the economic environment and business strategies, in a valuation context is also featured.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the study of theories, principles, practices, and procedures in all areas of accounting. Coursework also includes independent and group investigation of problems of special interest in the field of accounting.
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