Take your accounting career to the next level. Our MBA in Accounting program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to excel in today's business environment.

Our AACSB-accredited master of business administration in accounting degree offers a comprehensive blend of business administration and specialized accounting courses. From financial reporting to strategic planning, our curriculum covers key areas essential for success in the accounting profession. You'll be better positioned for promotions and increase your lifetime earning potential by 50%.

What You'll Do  

The hallmarks of our MBA program are three-fold: 

  • High Quality - Our MBA is rated a top three program in Missouri and our AACSB accreditation puts us among the top 5% of business programs worldwide. 
  • Affordability - We’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Compare our tuition with our competitors. 
  • Faculty Mentors - Our faculty are business professionals in their own right but they're passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to benefit your education.

What Can You Do with an MBA in Accounting?  

An MBA in Accounting provides you with a versatile skill set and opens doors to a wide range of rewarding career opportunities in accounting, finance, consulting, management, entrepreneurship, and academia. 

Common Career Paths Include: 

  • Management Analyst 
  • Financial Manager 
  • Business Consultant 
  • Revenue Manager 
  • Chief Operating Officer 
  • Chief Executive Officer 

Outcomes & Careers

  • 98%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Harrison College of Business and Computing report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation. 

  • $82k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an accountant is $81,660. 

  • $130k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a business executive is $129,920.

  • $152k

    Financial Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a financial manager is $151,510. 

Master of Business Administration Accounting Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree

What You’ll Study

Degree Map

Southeast’s MBA program will guide you through all aspects of business and supply you with the knowledge to succeed in today’s business environment. Because there are just as many interests as there are types of business professions, our MBA has several options to provide you with specialized curriculum to match your goals.

Core Courses

  • BA600 Organizational Behavior in Practice (3) 
  • BA620 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (3) 
  • BA630 Integrated Decision Information Systems (3) 
  • BA650 Strategic Decision Making (3) 
  • BA651 Strategic Marketing (3) 
  • BA660 Strategic Cost Analysis & Financial Applications (3) 
  • BA668 The Financial Environment (3) 

Choose 3 hours from: 

  • AC534 Advanced Financial Accounting (3) 
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services (3) 
  • AC545 Taxation of Business Entities (3) 

Choose 9 hours from: 

  • AC534 Advanced Financial Accounting (3) 
  • AC537 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services (3) 
  • AC540 International Perspectives Accounting (3) 
  • AC545 Taxation of Business Entities (3) 
  • AC548 Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting (3) 
  • AC550 Fraud Examination & Forensic Accounting (3) 
  • AC555 Forensic Accounting Analytics (3) 
  • BA657 Applied Research Project (3)* 
  • ACxxx Course not chosen above (3) 

Choose one with the advice of the program coordinator:

  • GR698 Master’s Final Comprehensive Examination (0) 
  • GR699 Master’s Oral Examination (0) 
**Applied Research Project must be in the accounting area.

MBA Admissions Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration programs at SEMO have additional admission criteria beyond what is required for general admission and we're here to help you every step of the way.

Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support during full-time graduate study. It’s an opportunity for the graduate students to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and administrators. In addition to a per year stipend, GAs gain valuable experience. There are two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative.


Southeast’s business programs are among the top 5% in the world.

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Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

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Get Credit for Your Experience

Southeast believes in giving you credit for what you already know. Prior Learning Assessment looks at your work experience, certifications, military experience and more to see if it equals college credits, meaning you could be closer to your degree than you think.


"You get a very quality education, and I don’t think it’s surpassed by any school, large or small."

Lincoln Gray

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

98% of Harrison College of Business & Computing graduates are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating.

Alumni are employed by

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Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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