The University of Scranton Top-Ranked Online MBA Now Offering Accounting Specialization

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The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management proudly announced its latest addition to their top-ranked online MBA, a specialization in Accounting. The specialization — uniquely developed for management professionals — complements another new program from the University, an online Master of Accountancy (MAcc), designed to equip students with the accounting skills and abilities to analyze and interpret financial data in a business context.

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A key benefit of earning an MBA is the flexibility and relevancy it offers across industries. Adding an accounting specialization and expertise to that mix just increases the value a graduate brings to the table.

The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management proudly announced its latest addition to its top-ranked online MBA, a specialization in Accounting. The specialization — uniquely developed for management professionals — complements another new program from the University, an online Master of Accountancy (MAcc), designed to equip students with the accounting skills and abilities to analyze and interpret financial data in a business context.

“A key benefit of earning an MBA is the flexibility and relevancy it offers across business functions and industries,” S. Kingsley Gnanendran, Ph.D., Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Online MBA Program at The University of Scranton. “Adding an accounting specialization and expertise to that mix greatly increases the value a graduate brings to the table.”

The demand for flexible, high-quality accounting education at the master’s level is at an all-time high and is forecasted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to continue growing at a rapid rate. Such growth is fueled by most State Boards of Accountancy now requiring candidates to fulfill 150 credit hours in order to obtain a license, in addition to current hiring by public accounting firms at record highs.

Throughout the program, students are engaged by expert faculty, many with terminal degrees and licensures in their fields. Students learn to:

  •     Develop sustainable business practices and optimized delivery systems
  •     Critically analyze accounting information to disseminate value-added insights for the firm
  •     Understand the global environment and critical leadership roles that are associated within the broader business environment
  •     Apply advanced approaches to leveraging accounting as a means of solving business problems

The online MBA with specialization in Accounting is housed in The University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management, which has earned AACSB accreditation. The accreditation holds the Kania School of Management among only 5 percent of worldwide educational institutions offering business degrees that have achieved this level of recognized excellence.
Learn more about the online MBA with specialization in Accounting program at The University Scranton. Call 866-373-9547 to speak with a Program Manager or visit us at http://elearning.scranton.edu/mba/accounting-specialization for more information.

About The University of Scranton:

One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton cultivates an educational environment shaped by Jesuit values of ethics and social responsibility. Faculty and staff are committed to providing an exceptional education that prepares students to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s world.

The University’s Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation signals the highest standard of achievement for business schools around the world. Less than 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction.

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