Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration

Enhance your financial skills and advance your career

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Why a Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration?

Keystone’sonline MBA with Accounting Concentration program is designed to provide the flexibility that professionals need to balance family, work, and school. An MBA with Accounting Concentration helps students develop the knowledge necessary for a deepened understanding of today’s financial opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to expand their skills in order to conduct successful business in both a domestic and international context.

More importantly, every online student is truly part of our Keystone family which means you’ll receive the same level of personalized support online as you would if you were on campus.

Most courses are 7.5 weeks in length and the program can be completed in 1 year if attending full-time or 2 years if attending part-time.




Learn from full-time faculty with academic and real-world experience—real people who truly care about your success, and who will monitor your progress closely.



Develop a mastery of business fundamentals with an enhanced focus on financial skills while also acquiring the knowledge and tools to navigate successfully within the areas of financial management and reporting.



Develop lasting networks with your peers. These connections can lead to a promotion at your current job or even new opportunities in your career.


Why Keystone?

The Keystone College Difference

You can be confident that Keystone’s Online Degree Programs adhere to the same high standards of quality as our traditional, on-campus programs. Keystone is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It’s ranked among the best regional colleges in the U.S., and as one of the best schools for military veterans. It’s also the oldest educational institution in Northeast Pennsylvania.



Potential Career Outcomes

Salaries for MBA with Accounting Concentration graduates vary depending on area of interest. On average, an MBA degree can deliver a 6-figure income over a period of 20 years.

Your degree will help prepare you for opportunities in these fields of employment:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Senior Compliance Accountant
  • Controller
  • Tax Consultant
  • Budget Analyst
  • And many more…
“Keystone’s online courses are extremely convenient! I enjoyed the fast pace and discussion boards with my fellow students. I love Keystone because the small class sizes allowed for more one-on-one time with my instructors, and some of them are the best instructors a college could employ. Getting a degree in business has really helped me with my career goals.”
Tara Westbrook | Keystone Student

Deepen your understanding of today’s financial opportunities and challenges with an MBA with an Accounting concentration. An MBA degree with a concentration in Accounting will enhance your financial skills while keeping the business model in mind. Accounting-specific coursework is applicable to real-world situations and gives you the knowledge and tools to navigate within the areas of financial management and reporting.

  1. BUSN 5100 Graduate Writing and Research (3)
  2. BUSN 5150 International Accounting (3)
  3. ACCT 5300 Forensic Accounting (3)
  4. BUSN 5250 Global Work Teams (3)
  5. BUSN 5300 Operations Management (3)
  6. ACCT 6150 Corporate and Partnership Taxation (3)
  7. BUSN 5400 Strategic Marketing (3)
  8. BUSN 6910 Strategic Analysis (3)
  9. ACCT 5250 Advanced Auditing (3)
  10. BUSN 6150 Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  11. BUSN 6200 Corporate Law and Regulations (3)
  12. BUSN 6250 Managerial Economics (3)

36 total credits

Entrance requirements for the online MBA with Accounting Concentration program at Keystone College include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.* An undergraduate degree in business or business-related program is preferred but not required for admission. Individuals who have not attained a business or business-related degree must successfully complete one economics, one accounting, and one finance course as part of the MBA program and achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better in that coursework.

The Office of Admissions reviews applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to get started on your bright new future right away! Courses begin at several convenient times year-round.

*Students with a 2.50-2.99 will be considered for provisional admission. If accepted provisionally, students must earn a “B” or better in each of his/her first two courses to be fully accepted and remain in the program. Any additional requirements for full acceptance will be communicated to the student in writing and must be met by the date provided. Contact online admissions for questions regarding provisional admission and the next start date.

Tuition is an affordable $600 per credit hour. Alumni of Keystone College who are enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Keystone College are eligible to receive a 10% discount. To receive federal financial assistance for our graduate programs, you must file a FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements. Find out more here. Our FAFSA school code is 003280.

Benefits of Keystone College

Generous Credit Transfer

If you’ve already earned applicable graduate level credits from a regionally accredited institution with a B or better, they may be accepted for transfer to Keystone. Students can transfer in up to 9 of the 36 credits required for graduation.


Classes are offered 100% online. There are no required class or login times, and faculty and tech support are there to help you at expanded hours.


At $600 per credit hour, you can earn an MBA for less than the cost of other programs at traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.