Choosing a specialist online MBA accounting program will set students up for top jobs at financial firms, accountancy practices and corporations. Typical careers include corporate accountant and accounting consultant.
The program is likely to be of most benefit to those who have already started a career in accounting.
The accounting MBA option is a wise move given the predicted rapid growth in high-level accounting positions over the next decade.
Modules studied are likely to cover such areas as budgeting, planning, taxes, auditing, financial information systems and financial reporting in addition to a broad background in business through 'core' MBA modules.
Online MBA accounting courses may offer the possibility of internships but are likely to require a research project which has an element of practical application.
Programs typically last two years but accelerated options may see this period reduced.
Students are advised to check the accreditation status of providers. Not all programs are created equally.