Dual MBA/MS in Accountancy Degrees
The combined MBA/MSA program is a 63 credit program preparing individuals for senior financial and accounting positions where a breadth of management knowledge is combined with an in-depth understanding of accounting and risk management issues. The program emphasizes ethics, teamwork, and decision-making. Whatever the academic background, a candidate must complete at Saint Peter's 45 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Dual MBA/MS in Accountancy Curriculum
Candidates must complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students elect a concentration upon entrance to facilitate courses in the program path. Saint Peter's may consider waiving up to twelve (12) credits for undergraduate courses in business, accounting, statistics, computer science, and economics where the candidate achieved a grade of B or higher in each course. A maximum of six (6) credits of equivalent course work may be accepted for transfer from an accredited graduate business program providing that the candidate achieved a passing grade that is acceptable to Saint Peter's. Transfer credit is by permission only, and not an obligation of the University.
MBA/MSA Degrees: 63 Credits
Core Courses: 39 Credits
Business Electives: 6 Credits
Concentration/Open Electives: 15 Credits
Capstone: 3 Credits
Level I: Core Courses (39 Credits)
These courses provide the foundation for many of the concepts introduced in later courses and should be taken early in the program. Waivers and/or transfer of credits may be considered for candidates as outlined in the Curriculum section above. New students admitted after Fall 2013 are to complete their core courses prior to beginning their concentration.
|AC-501||Managerial Accounting (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|GB-510||Computer-Based Information Systems (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|EC-520||Macroeconomics (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|GB-530||Corporate Finance (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|GB-503||Statistics for Managers (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|GB-511||Management and Human Behavior (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|GB-513||Marketing Management (or appropriate substitution)||3|
|AC-553||Corporate and Partnership Taxation||3|
|or AC-554||International Taxation|
|or AC-555||U. S. Taxation|
|AC-520||Financial Accounting and Reporting||3|
|AC-530||International Financial Reporting Standards||3|
|AC-541||Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance||3|
|AC-543||Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing||3|
Level II: Business Electives (6 credits)
These courses provide program additional depth beyond the concentration of accounting.
|Choose two of the following courses||6|
|Business Systems Interruption|
|Enterprise Risk Management|
|Strategic Risk Management|
|Risk Management and Insurance|
Level II: Concentration/Open Electives (15 Credits)
These courses provide program breadth to create an area of concentration. Candidates should choose these courses to gain knowledge in that area and those that will help achieve their career goals. Select courses in Finance, Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and/or Risk Management. A candidate may complete a second concentration by taking an additional 6 credits above the 63 required for a degree.
Level III: Capstone (3 Credits)
The capstone course reinforces the learning outcomes in the program, and is taken near the end of the program.