About this course
The field of financial management, now more than ever, needs ethical professionals with a broad educational background. Challenges abound in this fast paced field, whether you are in financial services, public or private accounting, or government. New financial instruments and accounting pronouncements are being developed constantly. Tax laws are ever changing. While technical expertise is critical, managers must make recommendations and decisions with the "big picture" in mind and communicate information in an open, understandable way.
The Baldwin Wallace MBA in accounting provides both the technical accounting and financial skills along with the broad functional business background necessary to succeed in this challenging career field. For those seeking to become a certified public accountant in Ohio, the MBA in accounting is a very beneficial vehicle for earning the required 150 semester hours to sit for the examination.
The central concern of the admission committee is selecting candidates who will be successful in the program. The admission committee does not use a rigid set of criteria to make this decision. The admission criteria that are considered include the following:
- Graduation from an accredited undergraduate college or university
- A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in a professional or entry level managerial position
- A minimum cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0
- A score of at least 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). If the applicant has taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or has an earned master's degree or doctorate in any field from an accredited institution, that applicant is exempt from taking the GMAT.