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Master of Business Administration (Accounting), MBA (Online)

The online MBA from California Baptist University with a concentration in accounting prepares students for the CPA exam and equips students with upper-level management skills.

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Program Intro

Students in CBU's online MBA program with a specialization in accounting will develop management skills in the growing fields of tax accounting, auditing, corporate finance and non-profit finance. They will be equipped for professional advancements in a variety of senior-level positions in finance. 

36 Units
12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$688 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Master of Business Administration, Accounting (Online) at CBU?

Specialize in Accounting

Students in the online MBA program with a specialization in accounting will develop management skills in the growing fields of tax accounting, auditing, corporate finance and non-profit finance. They will be equipped for professional advancements in a variety of senior-level positions in finance. 

Learn From Professionally Accomplished Faculty


Academically qualified, the MBA faculty is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, researchers, authors, business owners and leaders who have practiced what they teach.

Integrate Faith and Learning


Integrated faith and learning prepares candidates to leave the program with improved ethical decision-making skills, competent leadership foresight and management ability that transfers immediately to the workplace.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Business Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Research and analyze systematic processes to inform decision-making that aligns with directing resources and aligning organizational goals.
  2. Apply theories of management to effectively and efficiently engage individuals and direct organizational, domestic, and international resources.
  3. Utilize biblical principles as a foundation to apply ethical and legal reasoning in organizational decision-making.
  4. Research and analyze marketing strategies and economic conditions to assess the impact of organizational decisions.
  5. Solve critical business problems using accounting, financial, and quantitative business analysis techniques.

BUS 503: Foundations of Management

A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law.

ACC 530: Taxation for Business Entities

This course will focus on the federal tax implications of the formation, activity, and dissolution of business entities such as corporations, estates, trusts, and partnerships. This course will also incorporate techniques for tax planning and research.

ACC 540: Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting

This course will focus on contemporary issues in financial accounting such as the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards, segment and interim reporting requirements, SEC financial reporting, hedging of foreign currency risk, variable interest entities (VIEs), and other current accounting issues as they develop.

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Brian Bovee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology
Director of Bachelor’s in Computer Information Technology (Online), Director of Bachelor’s in Cyber Security (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-2456
E-mail: bbovee@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Tad Hove, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs
Associate Professor

Office Phone: 951-552-8185
E-mail: thove@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business Building 223

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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CBU’s Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP Accredited Program

When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

How to Apply

Career Possibilities

  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Manager

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!