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MBA/MS Accountancy Combined Degrees

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At A Glance
Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accountancy (Combined Degrees)
Concentrations: Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Risk Management
Course Locations: Jersey City Campus, Two Off-Site Locations
Program Duration: 63 Credits*: A full-time student taking 18 credits/year should complete in 3.5 years or less. Summer term available. *Note: Up to 12 credits may be able to be waived for grades of B or higher in MBA Core Courses.
Calendar: Trimester (11 weeks)
Course Format: Classes meet in person one evening or Saturday each week for 3 hours 25 minutes. Some hybrid/online courses available. The degree cannot be completed 100% online.

Filomena Durso, Associate Director, Master of Business Administration Program

The 36 credit MBA degree and 30 credit MSA degree can be combined to create a customized education plan totaling 54 credits. This program prepares individuals for senior financial and accounting positions where a breadth of management knowledge is combined with an in-depth understanding of accounting. The benefits of such a custom degree allow graduates to pursue a more specific career within their interest range. A diploma for each degree is issued by the University at the same time the degree requirements are completed.

Dual MBA/MSA Curriculum

Candidates must elect a concentration in the MBA and the MSA upon entrance to facilitate courses in the program path. A maximum of six (6) credits of equivalent course work may be accepted for transfer from an accredited graduate business program providing that the candidate achieved a passing grade that is acceptable to Saint Peter's.  Waivers and transfer credit is by permission only, at the discretion of the Program Director, and not an obligation of the University.  

                                                            MBA/MSA Degrees:                 54 Credits

                                                            Core Courses:                             30 Credits

                                                            Electives:                                   6-9 Credits

                                                            MBA Concentration:                    9-12 Credits

                                                            MSA Concentration:                    6 Credits

Level I:  Core Courses (30 Credits)

These courses provide the foundation for many of the concepts introduced in later courses and should be taken early in the program.  Waivers and/or transfer of credits may be considered for candidates as outlined in the Curriculum section above.  New students are to complete their core courses prior to beginning their concentration.

Core Courses
GB-511Management & Human Behavior3
GB-530Corporate Finance3
GB-533Enterprise Design Thinking3
GB-622Management Economics3
AC-501Managerial Accounting (or appropriate substitution)3
AC-520Financial Accounting & Reporting3
AC-541Internal Controls / Sarbox3
AC-543Forensic Accounting/Internal Auditing3
DS-650Data Law Ethics & Business Intelligence3
DS-660Business Analytics3
Total Credits30

Level II: MBA Concentration Electives (9-12 Credits)

These courses provide program breadth to create an area of concentration.  Candidates should choose these courses to gain knowledge in that area and those that will help achieve their career goals.  Select courses in Cyber Security, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing Intelligence, or Risk Management. 

Level II: MSA Concentration (6 Credits)

A concentration is selected as part of the MSA degree from the following: Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Finance, Health Care Administration, or Risk Management.

An additional concentration may be added prior to the degree being awarded and requires an additional 6 credits over the standard degree credits. The additional concentration also can be pursued after the degree is granted, however, as this represents only six credits, federal financial aid is not applicable.

Level II:  Electives (6-9 credits)

These courses provide program breadth outside the area of concentration. Candidates should choose these courses to gain knowledge in areas that will help achieve their career goals.