Accountancy and Master of Business Administration Graduate Major (A-MBA)

(Available at the OSU Corvallis campus)

The Accountancy Master of Business Administration is a one-year graduate program for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. It allows accounting students to receive an undergraduate degree and an MBA degree during their five years of university study required to become a CPA. As an integrated program, the A-MBA is designed to allow students the opportunity to plan early enough in their accounting education program to enable them to receive both an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree. The A-MBA is also designed to accommodate post-baccalaureate students wishing to prepare for accounting careers by completing a two-year plan of study.

Both the one-year and two-year A-MBA programs require 59 total accounting related credits (36 undergraduate accounting credits and 23 graduate accounting credits) and 24 total business related credits in the MBA program.

A-MBA Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the MBA program also apply for admission to the A-MBA (see URL http://business.oregonstate.edu/mba/admissions/requirements ).  In addition:

  • For admission to the one-year A-MBA program, candidates must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Accounting from an appropriately accredited College of Business (AACSB or equivalent) with minimum grades of B- in the Accounting coursework.  All exceptions must be approved by the Associate Dean, Academic Programs.
  • For admission to the two-year A-MBA program, candidates must have completed undergraduate financial and managerial accounting coursework with minimum grades of B-.  Candidates are required to earn grades of B- or better in ACTG 317, ACTG 318 and ACTG 319 to progress to the second year of the A-MBA two-year program.

A-MBA Accounting Courses

Required

An Undergraduate Accounting degree or equivalent of at least 36 quarter credits plus:

  • BA 531. Business Law–Technology/New Ventures (3)
  • BA 540. Corporate Finance (3)
  • BA 550. Organization Management (3)
  • BA 555. Practical Business Analysis (3)
  • BA 561. Supply Chain Management (3)
  • BA 562. Managing Projects (3)
  • BA 569. Advanced Strategic Management (3)
  • BA 590. Marketing Management (3)
  • ACTG 516. Accounting Research and Analysis (3)
  • ACTG 518. Accounting Theory and Practice I (3)
  • ACTG 519. Accounting Theory and Practice II (3)

Any three from below:

  • ACTG 517. Advanced Accounting (4)
  • ACTG 520. IT Auditing (4)
  • ACTG 522. Strategic Cost Management (4)
  • ACTG 525. Advanced Taxation (4)

Total Credits 45

One-Year Schedule of Courses for Students with an Undergraduate Accountancy Degree

Fall (12-16 hrs)

Winter (12-16 hrs)

Spring (13-17 hrs)

ACTG 516 (3)

ACTG 518 (3)

ACTG 519 (3)

BA 562 (3)

BA 531 (3)

BA 540 (3)

BA 569 (3)

BA 555 (3)

BA 550 (3)

BA 590 (3)

BA 561 (3)

 

ACTG 517 (4)*

ACTG 522 (4)*

ACTG 517 (4)*

ACTG 520 (4)*

ACTG 522 (4)*

ACTG 525 (4)*

Footnote: * Students take three of these four electives depending upon courses taken for undergraduate credit.

Two-Year Schedule of Courses for Students without an Undergraduate Accountancy Degree

 

Fall (10 hrs)

Winter (14 hrs)

Spring (15 hrs)

Year 1

ACTG 317 (4)

ACTG 318 (4)

ACTG 319 (4)

BA 555 (3)

ACTG 378 (4)

ACTG 321 (4)

BA 590 (3)

BA 531 (3)

BA 561 (3)

 

BA 540 (3)

Elective (4)

 

Fall (14 hrs)

Winter (13 hrs)

Spring (10-14 hrs)

Year 2

ACTG 527 (4)

ACTG 325 (4)

ACTG 519 (3)

ACTG 516 (3)

ACTG 518 (3)

BA 550 (3)

BA 562 (3)

BA 569 (3)

Elective (4-8)

Elective (4)

Elective (4) 

 

Electives

ACTG 517 (4)*

ACTG 522 (4)*

ACTG 520 (4)* 

ACTG 522 (4)*

ACTG 525 (4)*

Footnote: * Students take three of these four electives.

Undergraduate Accounting Coursework

  • ACTG 317. External Reporting I (4)
  • ACTG 318. External Reporting II (4)
  • ACTG 319. External Reporting III (4)
  • ACTG 321. Cost Management I (4)
  • ACTG 325. Introduction to Taxation (4)
  • ACTG 378. Accounting Information Management (4)
  • ACTG 427. Assurance and Attestation Services (4)