2012-2013 Brenau University Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2012-2013 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (M.B.A.)

The Accounting M.B.A. program prepares students to work in various accounting and related fields and also provides students the opportunity to take additional coursework required for certification exams. Graduate level accounting courses may require undergraduate accounting prerequisites to have been completed; the specific prerequisites required will depend on the graduate accounting courses selected.

M.B.A. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations  (6 hours) unless they have an undergraduate business degree from a regionally accredited institution within the last seven years. In addition, BA 507 Introduction to Business Communications  (3 hours) is required for all MBA applicants that enter the program. This course may be waived inf the applicant has a prior master’s degree.

Students may not register for any MBA classes until BA 500 is successfully completed and BA 507 must be completed in the first session in which the student registers for any MBA classes.

Accounting Foundation Courses

For the MBA (Public Accounting Concentration), the following undergraduate prerequisite courses are required:

M.B.A. Core Curriculum (24 hours)

The M.B.A. curriculum focuses on the key management, economics, financial, marketing, accounting and leadership principles needed in an advanced program of study in business. Students taking core classes can expect a strong emphasis of theoretical methods combined with pragmatic techniques.

Accounting Concentration (15 hours)

 Choose one of the accounting concentrations below.

Public Accounting

The Public Accounting concentration is designed for students who intend to take the CPA exam and practice in public accounting. Employment opportunities include auditing and other attest engagements, taxation, forensic accounting and client consulting. Credentials related to this concentration are the Certified Public Accounting (CPA), Charted Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Management Accounting

The Management Accounting concentration is designed for students who want to practice in the area of management accounting. Employment opportunities include Chief Financial Officer (CFO), controller, accounting manager and small business accounting. Credentials related to this concentration are Certified Management Accounting (CMA) and Chartered Global management Accountant (CGMA).


Total Semester Hours Required for Degree:  39