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The Master Of Business Administration (MBA) Program

You’ve been out in the work world. Gained experience. And had success. Now, getting a Masters is simply one more step to get ahead. You’ve come to the right place. Our curriculum provides the core knowledge and skills required to successfully manage organizations, while enhancing each individual’s decision-making capabilities.

The Mitchell MBA Program is fully accredited by AACSB International - the highest level of business accreditation worldwide. We have structured the program to accommodate the needs of full-time career professionals and managers. The two classes each term will meet two evenings per week, the first from 6:00 – 7:15 and the second from 7:30 – 8:45.

Each new class of MBA students begins together in the Fall, allowing for a sense of camaraderie and unity. In addition, since each class of MBA students maintains cohesion, invaluable study groups can easily be formed and maintained throughout the program.

The Mitchell MBA Curriculum

ACC 501
ACC 502
ECO 506
ECO 507
FIN 508
FIN 509
MGT 545
MGT 521
MGT 522
MGT 530
MGT 532
MGT 580
MKT 541
MKT 544
Survey of Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Economic Theory
Topics in Managerial Economics
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Management Information Systems
Data Analysis for Business Decisions
Operations Management and Analytical Decision Making
Managing People and Organizations
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Strategic Management
Strategic Marketing
Global Environment of Business

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program

Many who keep straight the numbers also want to keep straight their career. That’s where a Master of Accounting from Mitchell comes in. Our outstanding program will prepare you for bigger and brighter opportunities.

The admissions and general degree requirements, along with academic regulations, are the same as those for the MBA Program. The Master of Accounting program has a fall and spring admission policy.

MAcc Undergraduate Foundation Courses
All courses must be taken as an undergraduate student or transferred into the university before admission will be granted to the MAcc program. Courses must have been passed with a minimum grade of “C” to complete a prerequisite requirement.

Required Courses:

ACC 211
ACC 212
ACC 331
ACC 341
ACC 371
ACC 372
ACC 381
ACC 451
CIS 250

Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II

Taxation of Individuals

Accounting Information Systems

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting II

Cost Accounting


Advance Computer Applications
Core Courses:

ACC 511
ACC 521
ACC 531
ACC 534
ACC 541
ACC 571

Financial Accounting Theory
Advanced Management Accounting

Tax Planning and Research

Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates

Advanced Accounting Systems

Professional Accounting
Total: 18 hours
Electives (select four):
ACC 432/532* Taxation of Partnerships and Corporations
ACC 452/552*  Advanced Auditing
ACC 461/561*  Accounting for Governmental and NFPE
ACC 594  Independent Study in Accounting
ECO 506  Economic Theory
ECO 507  Topics in Managerial Economics
FIN 509  Intermediate Corporate Finance
MGT 503  Management Information Systems
MGT 530 Managing People & Organizations
MGT 532 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
MKT 544 Global Environment of Business
*This course is dual-listed with a 400-level course. Students may not repeat dual-listed courses completed at the 400-level.
Total: 12 hours

CPA Eligibility
Persons seeking qualification to sit for the uniform CPA examination in the state of Alabama must have completed a minimum of 150 semester hours or 225 quarter hours of post secondary education, including (1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university, and (2) evidence that he or she has satisfied either one of the following:

a. At least 33 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours (excluding principles of accounting courses) at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level, including minimum requirements in each of the following areas: financial accounting - 9 hours; auditing - 6 hours; taxation - 6 hours; management accounting - 3 hours; governmental and not-for-profit accounting - 3 hours; additional accounting - 6 hours and at least 30 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours in business courses (other than accounting courses) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including at least 3 semester hours in business law, concentrating primarily on the Uniform Commercial Code.

b. Awarded a graduate degree in accounting or business and completed a course of instruction that includes all of the requirements specified in (a) above.

Admission Requirements for the MBA and MAcc
A student who has a bachelor’s degree with less than 3.0 but greater than a 2.5 (A=4.0) or a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 on the last 64 semester hours of college work may attain Provisional Admission provided the student has a satisfactory GMAT score based on one of the following formulas:
200 x GPA + GMAT = 1050 or
200 x UDGPA (last 64 hours) + GMAT = 1100

In addition, all applicants must achieve a minimum GMAT score of 450 and a GMAT Analytical Writing score of 3.0 or higher. The GMAT requirements may be waived for any applicant with an earned Master's degree or above from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education.

The GMAT must have been taken in the last five years.

International students must submit documentary evidence showing TOEFL test scores of 525 or above or its equivalent.

The non-degree category is reserved exclusively for students with an MBA Degree Students in this category must obtain permission of the Director of Graduate Studies before registering for any graduate courses in the Mitchell College of Business.

Requirements for Regular Standing
Provisional Admission student will qualify for Regular Standing upon completion of a minimum of nine semester hours taken for graduate credit (500 level) toward degree requirements provided at least a “B” average is maintained in all such work attempted.

In addition, at least a “B” average is required for all work taken as a graduate student. If the student has not met these requirements upon completing 15 semester hours of graduate credit (500 level) for degree requirements, the student will be dismissed from the MBA program.

Academic Regulations
The following regulations apply to all graduate students and encompass all work taken as a graduate student including all graduate degree courses (core, elective, concentration, business and accounting).

Students must earn a “B” average overall. In addition a “B” average must be earned in the graduate degree courses.

Courses taken outside the Mitchell College of Business that are not an approved part of the degree program will not be included in the computation of the grade-point average.

Transfer Credit
A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit earned in another institution may be considered for credit toward the Masters of Accounting (MACC) degree. A maximum of fourteen (14) semester hours of graduate credit earned in another institution may be considered for credit toward the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Transfer credit is approved only after completion of a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit (500 level) toward degree requirements at the University of South Alabama and the student has qualified for Regular Standing. Only grades of “A” or “B” may be accepted as transfer credit. Transfer credits are not used in the calculation for the grade-point average.

Time Limitation
All requirements for a graduate degree must be completed within seven (7) calendar years from the date of matriculation as a graduate student.

Degree Requirements
MBA students must satisfactorily complete fourteen (14) three semester-hour graduate courses. Students seeking the Master of Accounting degree must complete ten (10) three semester-hour graduate accounting and business courses.

MBA Curriculum

MAcc Curriculum


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