Dual MBA/MS in Accountancy Degrees

The 48 credit MBA degree and 30 credit MSA degree can be combined to create a customized education plan totaling 63 credits. This program prepares individuals for senior financial and accounting positions where a breadth of management knowledge is combined with an in-depth understanding of accounting. The benefits of such a custom degree allow graduates to pursue a more specific career within their interest range. A diploma for each degree is issued by the University at the same time the degree requirements are completed.

Dual MBA/MSA Curriculum

Candidates must elect a concentration in the MBA and the MSA upon entrance to facilitate courses in the program path. Saint Peter's may consider waiving up to twelve (12) credits in the MBA Core for undergraduate courses completed 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.  Waivers and transfer credit is by permission only, at the discretion of the Program Director, and not an obligation of the University. 

                                                            MBA/MSA Degrees:                 63 Credits

                                                            Core Courses:                             33 Credits

                                                            Electives:                                   9-12 Credits

                                                            MBA Concentration:                    9-12 Credits

                                                            MSA Concentration:                    6 Credits

                                                            Capstone:                                   3 Credits

Level I:  Core Courses (33 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 are to complete their core courses prior to beginning their concentration.

Core Courses
GB-503Statistics for Managers3
GB-511Management and Human Behavior3
GB-513Marketing Management3
GB-517Business Ethics and Sustainability3
GB-530Corporate Finance3
GB-622Management Economics3
GB-624Technology for Managers3
AC-501Managerial Accounting (or appropriate substitution)3
AC-520Financial Accounting and Reporting3
AC-541Internal Controls and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance3
AC-543Forensic Accounting and Internal Auditing3
Total Credits33

Level II: MBA Concentration Electives (9-12 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 Cyber Security, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Risk Management. 

Level II: MSA Concentration (6 Credits)

A concentration is selected as part of the MSA degree from the following: Cyber Security. Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, or Risk Management.

An additional concentration may be added prior to the degree being awarded and requires an additional 6 credits over the standard degree credits. The additional concentration also can be pursued after the degree is granted, however, as this represents only six credits, federal financial aid is not applicable. 

Level III: Capstone (3 Credits)

The capstone course reinforces the learning outcomes in the program, and is taken near the end of the program.