University of Bridgeport | Accounting Degree (B.S.)

The MBA with Accounting delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to measure, analyze, interpret and communicate economic data. You will acquire a solid foundation of accounting principles, real-world tools and aptitude to excel in a business career. Our focus on broad-based business cognizance will enable you to integrate accounting practices to achieve strategic goals.

Summary of Requirements

MBA Program Curriculum (total of 36 credits)

Starting Fall 2017, the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business is launching a new 36-credit MBA program. For details about a previous Program of Study, please visit the UB Catalog or speak with your academic advisor. 

The MBA program is made up of three course components: Core, Concentration, and Capstone:

Core Courses (18 credits)

In the six core courses you will apply the theory from the foundation coursework through cases and real-world exercises.

  • ACCT 505 Managerial & Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • FIN 505 Advanced Financial Management & Policy (3 credits)
  • ITKM 505 Information Systems & Knowledge Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MKTG 505 Marketing & Branding (3 credits)
  • MGMT 555 Global Program & Project Management (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (9 credits)

Course options include (select three):

  • ACCT 510 Intermediate Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 520 Auditing (3 credits)
  • ACCT 530 Personal Taxation (3 credits)
  • ACCT 535 Business Entity Taxation (3 credits)
  • ACCT 540 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 545 Financial Reporting & Analysis (3 credits)
  • ACCT 555 Advanced Auditing (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 556 Accounting Regulations (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 557 Business Environment & Concepts for Accountants (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 558 Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting (3 credits)*
  • ACCT 560 International Accounting (3 credits)

*Registration for these courses requires approval by the accounting chair and program director.    

Capstone Courses (9 credits)

Integration Course (required)

  • BUCP 597 Policy & Strategy (3 credits)

Practicum (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • GLDP 501 Research Methods (3 credits)

Experiential Course (select one)

  • MGMT 582 Business Planning (3 credits)
  • MGMT 589 Cases in Ethics, Innovation, & Leadership (3 credits)
  • BUCP 598 Thesis (3 credits)
  • BUCP 599 Internship (3 credits)



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School of Business Online Webinar
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Students interested in University of Bridgeport’s graduate programs in the School of Business are invited to an online webinar to learn more information.

The online information session will be held on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm and will provide you with the opportunity to hear from Dr. Carrie Picardi about the importance of Human Resources Management in today’s business industry. The session will also feature information about the available program options and the application process, as well as provide an opportunity for questions.

Register here.

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