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MBA in Accounting

MUM’s award-winning MBA Accounting program offers a proven path to career success through close interaction with expert faculty while giving you the option of rapid graduation or practical training internships.

Our MBA Accounting students prepare for short-term entry into the job market as well as long-term success as executives and entrepreneurs. Our graduates have become:

  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Senior staff accountants
  • Financial controllers
  • Senior financial analysts
  • SAP-Finance analysts
  • Consultants

Graduate career success

From 2014 to 2016, MBA accounting graduates and internship students who reported their job search results indicated an average starting salary of more than $54,000. Most reported advancements and raises during the first year of employment.

Rapid graduation versus practical training internships

For those who wish to graduate as quickly as possible, the required on-campus time consists of 11–15 months of continuous study. Prior academic background in business courses may shorten this duration.

Note: International students who select the rapid graduation track may qualify for Optional Practical Training for one year of possible full-time employment after graduation.

  • US permanent residents and citizens and internationals who want to graduate within 11-15 months can apply for the MBA in Accounting which requires no prior experience.
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  • International applicants who possess 2+ years of full-time work experience in accounting or finance and prefer to participate two years of an authorized practical training internship with a US company can apply for the MBA in Accounting for professionals.
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About the program director


Dr. Andrew Bargerstock is the Chair of the Accounting Department and Director of the MBA Program at MUM. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been an executive with a Fortune 500 company, established two successful businesses, and consulted with many companies including Allstate Insurance, BJC Health System, W.L. Gore & Associates, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Virginia Department of Social Services.

He was one of two professors in the USA to be awarded the Lean Enterprise Institute’s (LEI) 2009 Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award. Recently, he published two research articles in lean accounting in Management Accounting Quarterly (2011, 2013). He also co-authored a management accounting ethics paper that was named IMA’s 2014 Carl Menconi Award: Best Case Study in Business Ethics (title: Watson Water Technologies). He continues to consult with organizations on implementing lean and lean accounting.

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