MBA Accounting

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Why get your MBA in accounting at JBU?

Accounting provides students and managers with the information needed to make effective decisions for the future. This program is for people who want to add depth to their accounting knowledge beyond a bachelor’s degree and get a more well-rounded business and administration background. It is also for those who want to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 


Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. Every MBA class offers a zoom component with the opportunity to interact with your professor and classmates The program is 36-45 credit hours long, depending on whether you have undergraduate coursework in a business-related field. 

Prepare for the CPA

You'll be able to earn the additional accounting hours needed to qualify to sit for the CPA exam.

Use your degree

87% of JBU graduate students landed* within 6 months of graduation, according to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Department for 2019-2020 graduates.

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military

Earn your MBA in Accounting

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in accounting combines functional training with training in professional accountancy competencies.

Admissions Requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (4.0=A).
  • Undergraduate coursework in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics (only needed to enroll in the 36-credit hour MBA)
  • No entrance exam is required.
  • NOTE: For the MBA in Accounting, students will need the following additional pre-requisites: Intermediate Accounting I and II and a Federal Income Tax course.

MBA Requirements

  • 36-45 total credit hours, depending on undergraduate coursework.
    • 24 credit hours of MBA core requirements
    • 12 credit hours for the accounting concentration
  • Students typically graduate within 2 years

MBA Classes

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What to expect as an accounting graduate student at JBU

Set yourself apart

Pursuing a graduate degree in accounting gives you a broad knowledge helpful for managerial decision-making while also providing in-depth knowledge of accounting practices. 

Through the MBA in Accounting, you will gain the knowledge needed to make effective decisions for the future and develop the skill set you need to differentiate yourself from your peers. You will also earn credit hours toward professional certification standards.

Advanced accounting

You'll be able to explore financial reporting issues with corporate acquisitions and examine the accounting process for partnership formation, operation and termination. 

Experiential and interactive classes

While the program is 100% online, you'll be able to interact with students and professors during weekly Zoom meetings and explore the relevance of Christian faith in accounting. 

Featured Faculty

Dr. Melanie Peddicord, professor of accounting

Dr. Melanie Peddicord holds MBA and DBA degrees from Anderson University in Indiana. She also holds a CPA license and has worked as a staff auditor for Ernst & Young LLP and as manager of financial reporting at The Finish Line, Inc.

Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.