Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting Analytics Online

Broaden your business expertise, prepare for upper-level management roles, and understand how to detect and prevent financial fraud by completing an MBA with a Concentration in Accounting Analytics.

Program Overview

Discover what our online MBA program offers you

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$23,034* Total Tuition

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12 months Program Duration

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36 Credit Hours

*Includes tuition and fees.

In this unique MBA in Accounting Analytics program at the University of Northern Colorado, you will gain well-rounded business knowledge and extensive expertise in accounting analytics with practical, hands-on experience. This online accounting MBA program offers specialized coursework in financial and accounting analytics, as well as a robust CPA preparation course. If you have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, the program provides a pathway to 150 hours for Colorado CPA eligibility.

You will learn to analyze and interpret financial data using advanced data analysis techniques and understand how to detect and prevent financial fraud while gaining extensive experience in business intelligence software (such as Power BI, Tableau®), visualization tools and advanced Microsoft Excel.

UNC is on the leading edge of accounting analytics in the U.S. In fact, the Accounting and Computer Information Systems Department at the Monfort College of Business has been ranked as the No. 1 program in the world for experimental research in accounting information systems by the annual Brigham Young University Accounting rankings. Plus, UNC's responsive faculty are among the best in the nation and are committed to your success.

The UNC Monfort College of Business is accredited by AACSB International in both business administration and accounting and is one of only three institutions in Colorado to possess both of these prestigious accreditations.

To help ensure your success in this MBA program, you are required to take three free foundation modules—Foundations of Economics, Foundations of Finance and Foundations of Accounting—on a pass-fail basis. Please note that the Foundations of Statistics is voluntary and can be used for further knowledge and development.

In this online MBA program, you will learn to:

  • Identify key accounting issues, generate and evaluate appropriate alternatives, and propose feasible accounting alternatives to reach informed decisions
  • Analyze and interpret financial data using data analysis techniques
  • Detect and prevent financial fraud
  • Leverage accounting data to make more informed decisions
  • Identify key accounting issues, generate and evaluate appropriate alternatives, and propose feasible accounting alternatives to reach informed decisions
  • Analyze and interpret financial data using data analysis techniques
  • Detect and prevent financial fraud
  • Leverage accounting data to make more informed decisions

Career opportunities:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial and Investment Analyst
  • Financial Risk Specialist
  • Financial Specialist
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Examiner
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial and Investment Analyst
  • Financial Risk Specialist
  • Financial Specialist
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Examiner
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Risk Management
  • Fraud Investigation

The Accounting and Computer Information Systems Department at the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business is No. 1 in the world for experimental research in Accounting Information Systems, according to the Brigham Young University Accounting rankings.

Tuition

Find out how and when to pay your tuition

Tuition for the MBA with a Concentration in Accounting Analytics online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. For the MBA core courses, there is a $48 fee per course with the exception of MBA 656; this course has a $78 fee. These fees are included in the Per Program tuition listed below.

Calendar

Milestones to guide your student journey

With several start dates to choose from each year, the MBA in Accounting Analytics gives you flexibility and convenience. Choose the start date that's best for you.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Deadline
Spring 11/9/2312/26/2212/26/221/11/231/12/23
Spring 23/6/232/20/232/20/233/8/233/9/23

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Admissions

What you need to know before applying

The UNC online MBA program has specific requirements that you must meet to apply. Please review the requirements below.

The requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No work experience required with 3.0 GPA
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA if all admissions guidelines are met

To satisfy the requirements for admission:

Earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have earned a higher degree from an accredited institution without receiving a bachelor's degree (i.e. Pharm D) may be eligible to apply without the conferral of a bachelor's degree.

If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to resubmit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional requirements as defined by the academic program that must be met within one calendar year to remain enrolled at UNC.

  • At least a 3.0 GPA in the most recent degree received with no work experience. A 2.75 to 2.99 GPA in the most recent degree received with at least three years of professional work experience. A 2.5 to 2.74 GPA in the most recent degree received with at least six years of professional work experience.
  • No GMAT is required; however, applicants who fall outside admissions and work experience guidelines will be reviewed by the MBA program director to determine if a passing GMAT score may be required to qualify for admission to the MBA program. These applicants will be notified by the MBA program with the result of that review.

Transcripts

Request one official transcript from any accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned (if you have earned multiple degrees, bachelor's level or higher, an official transcript is required from each college or university where a degree was conferred).

If you received a degree from UNC, you do not need to request a transcript from UNC.

The Graduate School & International Admission Office reserves the right to request that applicants provide official transcripts from other colleges or universities as needed.

Exceptions:

  • If an applicant intends to use Veteran's Education Benefits, an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran's Affairs policies.

Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

Office of Admission
Campus Commons
1051 22nd St
Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational institution to: [email protected].

The Graduate School and International Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.

UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC. Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admission or did not complete their application are destroyed after one year. The Graduate School will make every attempt to use previously-submitted transcripts if they are within these timeframes. However, if the Graduate School cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes listed above, or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.

Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.

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Courses

Here's what you'll learn in our MBA in Accounting Analytics program

The MBA with a Concentration in Accounting Analytics online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of MBA core courses and nine credit hours of accounting analytics courses.

To ensure your success in the program, you are required to take three free foundation modules—Foundations of Economics, Foundations of Finance and Foundations of Accounting—on a pass-fail basis. Please note that the Foundations of Statistics is voluntary and can be used for further knowledge and development.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines organizational behavior topics such as motivation, team dynamics, perception, power, politics, conflict, and culture, with an in-depth view of leadership.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Data analytics considers methods for structuring and manipulating large databases, extracting usable datasets and performing statistical and textual analysis to support decision- making. Exploratory, confirmatory and predictive analytics will be examined. Data visualization considers techniques to communicate statistical and operations information efficiently through graphical techniques. This includes dashboards, charting, plotting and mapping methods.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concepts, applications, and uses of managerial accounting in managerial decision-making for managers and other internal users.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines application of microeconomic analysis used in managerial decision-making. Topics include demand analysis, cost and production functions, and behavior of competitive and non-competitive markets with applications to various business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the mechanics of globalization and the mastery of business strategy, operation and practices from a global perspective. It explores national differences in political economy, culture, ethics, and their implications in international management and how to integrate such differences into a global strategy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This seminar course involves the analysis of the marketing concepts, functions and principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating the total marketing programs of various organizations. Elements of the marketing process, including environmental impacts, building and managing brands and analyzing marketing strategies in delivering the best customer value will be the focus in this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the improvement of supply chain processes and performance, explores important supply chain metrics, makes clear primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and presents tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, transportation, warehousing and inventory control, order fulfillment and supply chain coordination.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a capstone experience through techniques and tools needed for effective strategy. Students integrate concepts, theories, and tools to develop comprehensive strategies in a variety of business environments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, financial analysis and modeling, capital structure, working capital management, and international corporate finance. Advanced topics make use of case studies and/or simulation.
Students must take three of the four electives and will choose the appropriate three based on their background and interest.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Covers analytic techniques for decision making in accounting. Students in MBA 611 will learn the primary data analytics methods employed in accounting and will plan and conduct analyses of accounting data. Students will visualize and communicate results of analyses of accounting data, with emphases on managerial and financial accounting contexts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for students with accounting undergraduate degrees who want to prepare to become CPAs. Students in MBA 612 will prepare to pass the new CPA exam. The course is a rigorous and condensed CPA exam preparation course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Covers the analysis and interpretation of financial disclosure data using data analytic techniques. Students in MBA 613 will learn how to conduct important analyses involving profitability, risk, and valuation using various analytical concepts and statistical methods. Students will also use data extraction tools to obtain firm financial data and employ data modification techniques to clean and organize available financial data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the detection and prevention of financial fraud using data analytic techniques. Students in MBA 614 will learn to assess and mitigate the risks of financial fraud in modern organizations. Students will identify fraud risks and exposures, learn techniques for detecting and preventing fraud, and conduct fraud risk analyses using data analytics.

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