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Master in Business Administration in Accounting

MBA in Accounting

A fifth year Master's option for undergraduate accounting majors.

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting degree program is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in Accounting who wish to pursue a graduate degree to fulfill the CPA examination requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant. Upon completion of this 30-hour program and, the individual will have the 150 total college hours and 33 accounting hours required to take the Missouri CPA examination.

The Master of Business Administration in Accounting curriculum is well-rounded, with a strategic combination of high-level accounting and business courses. Set yourself apart by demonstrating you have a wide skill set.

This program is designed to be completed in one year, and is offered in evening and online courses, which allows students to work full-time while pursuing a graduate degree.

Program Highlights

  • Flexibility: 30 credits, 8 week courses, combo of evening & online
  • A Fifth Year Master’s Option: Complements an undergraduate accounting degree by providing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 credit hour minimum for the CPA exam
  • Take the Next Step to your CPA: Designed for those with an accounting undergraduate degree
  • Well Rounded Curriculum: Strategic combination of high level accounting courses and MBA courses to provide critical knowledge and skills to succeed as a top-level executive
  • A Degree with a Difference: Focus on responsibility, ethics and critical thinking
  • Real-World Expertise: Experienced professionals as faculty mentors
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs



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Clayton Campus

Located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in the vibrant St. Louis suburb of Clayton, our original, main campus is home to Fontbonne’s administrative offices, on-campus housing, the Jack C. Taylor Library, bookstore, theater, art studio and gallery, as well as classrooms, education spaces and offices.

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Fontbonne is dedicated to designing and teaching high-quality, mission-driven online courses and programs. Just as Fontbonne University’s traditional programs seek to educate students to think critically, to act ethically and to assume responsibility as citizens and leaders, so do our online courses and programs.

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Also Offered: M.S. in Accounting

Interested in entering accounting, but don’t have a bachelor’s degree in the field? Our Master of Science in Accounting program will give you the knowledge, complex thinking and decision-making skills necessary for a successful accounting career.

Program Contact

Dr. Linda Magrath, JD

Phone: 314-889-1423


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