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.

Core Courses
AC-501Managerial Accounting (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-510Computer-Based Information Systems (or appropriate substitution)3
EC-520Macroeconomics (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-530Corporate Finance (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-503Statistics for Managers (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-511Management and Human Behavior (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-513Marketing Management (or appropriate substitution)3
GB-517Business Ethics3
AC-553Corporate and Partnership Taxation3
or AC-554 International Taxation
or AC-555 U. S. Taxation
AC-520Financial Accounting and Reporting3
AC-530International Financial Reporting Standards3
AC-541Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance3
AC-543Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing3
Total Credits39

Level II: Business Electives (6 credits)

These courses provide program additional depth beyond the concentration of accounting.

Choose two of the following courses6
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.