Our 4+1 BBA/MBA program in accounting is designed and taught by professional accountants who know the industry inside and out. Through classroom learning, practice in online labs and hands-on applications, you’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of the accounting field and higher-level accounting concepts, practices and theories that will prepare you for great careers such as accountant, financial manager, business development manager, CPA, chief financial officer or tax consultant.
This program emphasizes practical application as well as the theoretical aspects of the discipline of accounting to prepare students for professional careers in public, managerial and governmental accounting and/or advanced study within the discipline. Students will gain an understanding of the social, ethical, economic, legal and regulatory environment in which businesses operate and develop the problem-solving, decision-making, communication and leadership skills necessary to compete in a dynamic global marketplace.
Students completing this degree are eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination in Michigan (see note below under Additional Requirements).
The Baker College Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration in Accounting encompass a 5-year, IACBE-accredited program consisting of 144 credit hours (36 hours of major courses and 30 hours of general education courses). Our curriculum includes 54 hours of business requirements and 27 hours of required MBA courses including global accounting, taxation and accounting information systems.
I chose Baker for the curriculum. They look at what you’re going to need, and a lot of MBAs are general. The curriculum at Baker, I felt that a lot of the things that I was doing in school I could directly translate into what I was doing in the hospital.
Once admitted, you will be allowed to take up to 12 MBA credit hours in your junior and senior years to fulfill the Business Elective courses requirements. The MBA credit hours will apply toward both the BBA online accounting degree and MBA requirements. Please contact the Enrollment Department for admission criteria and submit applications to the Center for Graduate Studies upon completion of 60 credits toward your BBA online accounting degree. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.
Assuming a student will choose the MBA Accounting Major upon completing a BBA Accounting degree, he/she will need to complete additional courses to receive an MBA degree. Students will have the option of choosing another major upon admission into the MBA Program. If so, the academic plan will change accordingly.
Individuals are advised to contact the Michigan State Board of Accountancy Licensing Bureau for further information. Students wishing to become eligible to sit for the examination in other states are advised to check with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (www.nasba.org) for the state in which they intend to practice.
Our quality-focused, market-driven and rigorous program curricula will establish and enhance core business knowledge and the ability to anticipate and react to societal changes, as well as provide students with technological proficiency, the ability to make ethical decisions and the communication skills that embody the professional acumen graduates need to make positive contributions to their chosen fields.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The College of Business at Baker College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs, please visit https://iacbe.org/memberpdf/BakerCollege.pdf.
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