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Accounting Emphasis

The University of West Florida's (UWF) Accounting Area of Emphasis offers online courses for participants interested in developing or renewing skills and knowledge in accounting.

The program of study leading to the MBA with an Emphasis in Accounting is 36 semester hours and develops the graduate student's conceptual understanding of current and emerging issues facing the accounting profession, advanced skills in the field, and research and communication skills commensurate with the requirements of the accounting profession. Graduates of this program pursue careers in public accounting as auditors, consultants, and tax practitioners; in industry as financial and operational managers; and in government in a variety of roles.

The Accounting area of emphasis requires the equivalent of significant undergraduate course work in Accounting, in addition to foundational proficiencies. 

Academic Learning Plan - MBA with Accounting Emphasis (doc)


MBA Core (27 Semester Hours)
GEB 5878 Business Process Integration 1.5 semester hours
GEB 5930 Information Resources and Industry Analysis 1.5 semester hours
ACG 6308 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3.0 semester hours
MAN 6156 Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 semester hours
QMB 6305 Quantitative Methods for Business 3.0 semester hours
ISM 6137 Business Analytics 3.0 semester hours
ECP 6705 Advanced Managerial Economics 3.0 semester hours
FIN 6406 Financial Management 3.0 semester hours
MAR 6815 Marketing Management 3.0 semester hours
MAN 6721 Strategic Management and Policy Formulation 3.0 semester hours
Accounting Emphasis Courses (9 Semester Hours)
ACG 6805 Seminar in Financial Accounting 3.0 Semester Hours
ACG 6856 Advanced Auditing 3.0 Semester Hours
*TAX 5105 Corporate Tax 3.0 Semester Hours
OR BUL 5831 Commercial Law 3.0 Semester Hours

*If student has taken corporate tax, then take BUL 5831 Commercial Law. 

Total Hours: 36.0 Semester Hours



The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration online.

Tuition Breakdown for MBA Online
ProgramPer Credit HourPer Course*Per Program
MBA $456.50 $1,369.50 $16,434

*Per course amount based on three-credit course.


A $30 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.



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