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MBA With a Specialization in Accounting

Take Your Affinity for Numbers Even Further

Continuing education can help prepare you take your career to new heights and earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a Specialization in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller School of Management can prepare you to pursue  your next role. Gain real-world experience in the coursework of our online MBA accounting specialization to help build a thorough background in the theory and application of managerial and financial accounting in a business environment. Additionally, you will work towards gaining practical corporate-level communication and presentation skills, can take advantage of collaboration and team-building exercises and complete business analyses and build other business administration skills as you prepare to advance your career.

Get To Know Our MBA With a Specialization in Accounting

An online MBA program with a Specialization in Accounting will also help you develop leadership skills to support a diverse global workforce. At DeVry, our experienced faculty of industry professionals blend management theory with real-world scenarios to help you become knowledgeable in the skills and concepts businesses demand from management professionals.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Course Waivers at Keller

Master’s Advantage

Put your degree to work sooner!

fewer courses
fewer months
Up to
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Are you eligible?

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, technology or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these prior learning credits,1 you can earn your graduate degree with fewer courses, allowing you to put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

Accelerated Schedule*
1 year
4 months
Average 10 credits per semester
2 years
8 months
Average 6 credits per semester


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. With at least 9 credit hours*, of qualifying Prior Learning Credit and an accelerated schedule, you can earn your Master’s Degree in as little as 1 year and 4 months.


Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years and 8 months.**

*Accelerated schedule requires at least 9 credit hours of Prior Learning Credit. Assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in an average of 10 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks per 12-month period.
**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in an average of 6 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The MBA with a Specialization in Accounting from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following:

  • Management Theory and Practices
    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Problem-Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Technology
    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
  • Financial Reporting
    Demonstrate a thorough understanding of accounting theory and practice related to financial reporting and managerial decision-making.
  • Accounting Standards
    Measure outcomes using existing measurement criteria such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Other Common Basis of Accounting (OCBOA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or other non-authoritative measurement tools.

Accreditation and Recognition Matter

DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Our Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

Our MBA with a Specialization in Accounting is accredited2 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


Student Achievement
Embedded Programs

Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Interested in earning an additional credential? Courses in our Accounting Graduate Certificate program are embedded within our uniquely designed 2-in-1 MBA with a Specialization in Accounting program.3 Requesting this embedded option can allow you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Accounting on the way to your master's.

Credit Hours*
Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours*

*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.


Career Opportunities in Accounting Specialization

Graduates of our MBA with a Specialization in Accounting may consider careers such as:
  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Auditor

  • Budget Analyst

  • Budget Director

  • Credit Analyst

  • Environmental Green Accountant

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Manager

  • Financial Planner

  • Internal Auditor

  • Management Accountant

  • Payroll Staff Manager

  • Public Accountant

Learn more about
Program Courses

MBA in Accounting

Program Core
Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
Business Economics
Corporate Finance
Applied Managerial Statistics
Strategic Business
Innovation through Technology
Strategic Marketing

One Human Resource Course Selection:

Managing Organizational Change
Strategic Human Resource Management
Negotiation Skills

One International Course Selection:

International Finance
Managing International Human Resources
Global Perspectives for International Business
Leadership and Technology
Organizational Structures and Business Processes

One Leadership Course Selection:

Digital Leadership
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

One Elective Course Selection:

Applications of Business Analytics I
Negotiation Skills
Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
Managerial Communication
AI Applications for Business
Project Management Systems
Accounting Concentration
Managerial Accounting

Students may select six credit hours from remaining ACCT courses

MBA Capstone

^Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. See Course Waivers for details.

FAQs: MBA Accounting Specialization

What can you do with an MBA in Accounting?

You can use an MBA with a specialization in Accounting in a variety of ways. While many people who’ve earned an accounting degree choose to become accountants or pursue another role in the accounting field, the skills you can gain in an MBA degree program may allow you to expand your career options, working toward a career in corporate management or another area of business.

What's the difference between an MBA in Accounting and a master’s in accounting?

The primary difference between an MBA with a Specialization in Accounting and a Master’s in Accounting are the courses that you will take. Overall, you will take more accounting-focused courses in a Master's in Accounting program, while an MBA with an Accounting Specialization is a Master of Business Administration degree, which will contain a mix of both business and accounting courses.

Can you earn an MBA in Accounting online?

Yes, our MBA with a Specialization in Accounting can be earned 100% online. We also offer the flexibility of a hybrid option, which combines online learning with some on-campus experience.4 Either way you choose, DeVry and Keller can help you learn on your schedule in ways that fit your busy life.

What are the admissions requirements for an MBA in Accounting?

Applicants of our MBA with a Specialization in Accounting program need to have earned a bachelor’s degree from a University-recognized institution and meet a few other requirements such as demonstrating math and language proficiency. At DeVry, our streamlined admissions process requires just a few simple steps, allowing you to keep your plans for graduate education moving forward. Detailed information about admission to our graduate programs can be found here or in the Keller Academic Catalog

How much does an MBA in Accounting cost?

The cost to complete an MBA program from any educational institution represents a major financial commitment. DeVry’s commitment to affordability is demonstrated through our academic grants and scholarships, and tuition assistance programs available to students who apply and qualify. Detailed information about graduate program tuition, fees and expenses can be found here or in the Keller Academic Catalog.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Course Waivers at Keller
Program Guides
Program overview

1Eligibility and application of course waivers vary based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
3Future programmatic changes could impact the ability to earn additional credentials en route to an eligible degree program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.
4Program, course, and extended classroom availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.