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MBA for Accounting Professionals For internationals seeking US practical training internships


The MBA for Accounting Professionals program addresses the needs of international accounting professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of U.S. accounting and audit practices used in multi-national companies and international non-government organizations (NGOs).

Many of our graduates become fully-licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or Certified Management Accountants (CMA).

How It Works

Students in this track start with an 8-month, full-time academic intensive on campus followed by up to 2 years of credit-bearing, full-time accounting internships with companies in the U.S.

Students engage in ongoing academic coursework to complete their degree requirements. International students can take advantage of training opportunities by means of authorized Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

The entire program is 2.5 years in length.


To qualify, candidates need:

  • Two or more years of recent full-time work experience in accounting or a related field
  • accounting-students4A strong financial accounting academic background (three or more courses)


This track requires a preliminary assessment to determine basic eligibility. Take the free preliminary assessment.

MBA students earn the Specialization in Accounting by taking at least 4 of the following courses (16 credits).MGT 5150: Financial Accounting
MGT 5160: Managerial Accounting
MGT 5161: Financial Planning, Performance and Control– CMA Review 1
MGT 5162: Financial Decision Making– CMA Review 2
MGT 5165: Metrics for Sustainable Business
MGT 5141: Intermediate Accounting I
MGT 5142: Intermediate Accounting II
MGT 5151: Business Environment & Concepts – CPA Review 1
MGT 5152: Auditing for Financial Accountants – CPA Review 2
MGT 5153: Financial Accounting & Reporting – CPA Review 3
MGT 5154: Ethical & Regulatory Environment – CPA Review 4
MGT 5852: Lean Accounting Transformation (2 credits)
MGT 5859: US and International Accounting Practices (2 credits)
Any of the Enterprise Resource Planning courses with SAP-Finance focusNot all courses are available every term or every year.

Want more information?

Contact Karen Slowick, Student Advisor for Accounting Students, at 641-472-1128 or send email to

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