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Online Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting Dual Degree

Develop interprofessional expertise through the pairing of essential business knowledge and advanced accounting skills.

10/19/20 Next Application Due Date
11/02/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$21,644* Total Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
64 Credit Hours

Prepare for the CPA Exam while also gaining the advanced administrative skills needed to progress more quickly toward management roles in the online Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting Dual Degree program from Eastern Washington University. Equip yourself with the accounting requirements and foundational business knowledge essential for leadership positions across a broad range of organizations.

This unique online dual-degree program enables you to earn a minimum of 28 credit hours toward sitting for the CPA exam and potentially more, depending on your choice of MBA electives. As a student, you will earn two valuable degrees simultaneously while substantially reducing your cost and time to completion. You can tailor this flexible online program to your career goals with your choice of MBA and MPAcc electives, including an optional internship.

EWU is one of the only schools in Washington to offer an MBA program 100 percent online and the GMAT is waived for many applicants.

AACSB International

The EWU College of Business has also been continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1974.

As a student in this online dual-degree program, you will connect with peers and work with our experienced faculty to:

  • develop leadership and managerial decision-making capabilities;
  • read, interpret and compare financial statements and acquire an understanding of cash flow, accounts on a company's balance sheet and income statements, basic profitability and risk analysis issues;
  • understand financial and investment management in the international arena, examine international accounting issues, and learn to make strategic business decisions in the multinational environment;
  • comprehend advanced cost accounting, including analyzing and managing costs and identifying opportunities for business process improvement and performance measurement;
  • understand and apply ethical principles and professional standards as well as identify potential violations and propose improvements;
  • develop a fundamental understanding of business law;
  • learn rules on the taxation of C corporations and pass-through entities.

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Tuition


The EWU online MBA and MPAcc Duel Degree features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all in-state and out-of-state students.

$338 Per Credit Hour
$21,644* Total Tuition

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Online MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting Dual Degree $338.18 $1,352.72 $21,644*

Application Fee: $75

*Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Dr. Rajeev Dwivedi

"Priceless management skills open the door to many opportunities as well as a business network; they are directly related to salary—and entrepreneur skills."

– Dr. Rajeev Dwivedi

Associate Professor at EWU

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Calendar


The online MBA and MPAcc Duel Degree is designed to be efficient for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

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10/19/20 Next Application Deadline
11/02/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


The admission process for the online MBA and MPAcc Duel Degree is streamlined to help you get started right away. Plus, qualified applicants are eligible for a GMAT waiver.

Professional resume
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 2.5 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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Online MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • If the bachelor’s degree is not in accounting, the applicant will be required to demonstrate significant equivalent undergraduate coursework in accounting* OR complete additional accounting pre-requisite courses
    • If the bachelor’s degree is not in business, the applicant will be required to demonstrate significant equivalent undergraduate coursework in business** OR complete additional MBA pre-requisite courses
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

*Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting should have completed significant equivalent undergraduate coursework in accounting, such as:

  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Cost Accounting I
  • Auditing I
  • Federal Income Tax I

**Applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in business should have completed equivalent undergraduate coursework in:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Quantitative Analysis

Additional foundation courses are available for applicants who have not completed these subjects. Foundation requirements will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


The online MBA and MPAcc Dual Degree curriculum is comprised of 16 courses (64 credit hours), including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses, 12 credit hours of MPAcc core courses, 12 credit hours of MBA electives, and 16 credit hours of MPAcc electives. If you don't have a business or accounting undergraduate degree, you will be required to take additional credit hours of foundation courses.

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Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in business from an accredited college or university are not required to take MBA foundation coursework.
  • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university will be required to take foundation coursework unless they are able to show competency in the required foundation areas, based on previous academic coursework. Required foundations will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.
  • BADM 502 and BADM 505 can also be satisfied with Ivy equivalent courses. Contact MBA Advisor for details.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This accelerated course deals with the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital management, cost of capital, option theory, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and the market for corporate control. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA finance courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to BADM 520, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information. Note: This MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA accounting courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credit hours.

Students choosing the MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree program will take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A career in management is likely to involve decision making based on data. It is important to be able to organize and use data appropriately and intelligently to make decisions. This course provides an understanding of the statistical and data analysis tools that are necessary in managerial decision making. It should make you aware of how data analysis tools can be used and misused within an organization. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 503 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision making and the impact of marketing on business.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leadership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores models and methods of production and service management. It provides a conceptual foundation and quantitative tools that can be applied to specific business problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, process choice, product design, quality management, principles of supply chain management, facility planning, forecasting, inventory management and scheduling.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This capstone course requires students to use knowledge from all previous coursework to analyze, evaluate and solve complex organizational problems in case study, simulation or projects formats. It builds on that knowledge to develop strategic thinking about organizations and their environments in conditions of uncertainty. Prerequisite: be registered in the last or second-to-last quarter of the MBA program.

Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting are not required to take MPAcc foundation coursework.
  • Students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting but have completed significant equivalent coursework may not be required to take MPAcc foundation coursework. These applicants will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course in professional-level financial accounting and reporting with a focus on the conceptual basis and practical application of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for the purpose of preparing corporate financial statements. Coverage includes the basics of bookkeeping and the preparation of adjusting entries in regard to assets and related revenue and expense accounts.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 251: Principles of Financial Accounting and ACCT 351: Intermediate Accounting I.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course in professional-level financial accounting and reporting with a focus on the conceptual basis and practical application of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for the purpose of preparing corporate financial statements. Coverage includes the accounting for liabilities, owners’ equity and the related revenue and expense accounts.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 352: Intermediate Accounting II and ACCT 353: Intermediate Accounting III.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course which identifies the business problems and issues that flow from state and federal laws covering business activities and transactions and state federal laws that levy income taxes on business profits and individual earnings.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 261: Business Law and ACCT 454: Federal Income Tax.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A course that covers the internal accounting and management approaches to managing business enterprises and the requirements of external independent auditors who work to provide opinions on the external financial reporting of business enterprises.

This course combines and covers materials from ACCT 252: Principles of Management Accounting, ACCT 356: Cost Accounting and ACCT 450: Auditing.

Students choosing the MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree program will take the following courses.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to obtain a fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual life-long dealings with contracts and law.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course covers auditing terminology, concepts, principles and examines the procedures for accumulating and evaluating of evidence about information by a competent, independent person to determine and report on the degree of correspondence between the information and established criteria. Auditing challenges you to apply what you have learned in your other accounting classes for the purpose of obtaining and evaluating the evidence and reporting on what you have found.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Covering the rules on the taxation of C Corporations (taxable corporations) and pass through entities, including Subchapter S Corporations, Partnerships (which covers most Limited Liability Companies as well as general and limited partnerships. The course also orients the student with the tax research process using an online database and hard copy research sources and requires preparation of a tax research memorandum to a hypothetical client undergoing a corporate tax audit with the IRS.

Students choosing the MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree program must choose three of the following electives.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Surveys the important aspects of financial management in the international arena, including international financial markets, exchange rate determination, exchange rate and country risks, risk hedging and financial management in international organizations. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 532.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course examines foreign exchange rates and relationships, international asset pricing, differences in equity markets, analysis of equity and debt securities, global investing and diversification. It includes equity analysis and portfolio management. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 533.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course introduces health delivery systems. Topics covered include various health services delivery models and standards that impact population health, experience of care and per capita costs. Current practices are reviewed.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores health law, regulatory and human resources. Topics include an introduction to our legal system, professional liability issues related to providers, legal issues in the operation and regulation of health care institutions, and institution-patient relationships, institution-physician relationships as well as institution-employee relationships.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course challenges students to understand both the health care financial responsibilities and governance oversight for health systems. The student will learn the financial operations and governance to help any organization be successful. The modules, taking a practical approach, will cover subject matters such as: financial operations, revenue cycle management, budgeting, hierarchical reporting process and expectations, governance, and regulatory compliance.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is designed to explore information as a strategic resource in an organization-wide framework for supporting a health system’s strategic operations, regulatory, legal, risk and environmental requirements. Review of current health systems implementation and impact on decision-making for management and finance are evaluated.

Students choosing the MBA/MPAcc Dual Degree program must choose four of the following electives.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course examines the foundations of ethical obligations and codes of conduct applicable to accounting professionals, using the course text and other assigned materials, to help students develop a framework for ethical reasoning and decision-making. Participation by students in class discussions is expected.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide important analytical tools, including the ability to understand and compare financial statements, cash flows, basic profitability and risk analysis issues, ratio analysis, quality of earnings, valuation, etc. The course utilizes case studies from actual companies and actual financial statements to practice and reinforce material learned.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course will focus on the basics of financial fraud; the what, where, how and why, through the use of a corporate fraud handbook; lectures by practitioners and the use of project-based learning.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores current practice concerning corporate sustainability reporting in the USA and internationally from the perspective of what is possible. Given that corporate sustainability reporting is totally optional and that there are multiple alternative reporting frameworks available, what is possible is basically unlimited.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Focus is on cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an overview of international business theories within the context of international accounting issues, challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals regarding strategic and operational management overview that describes the factors that affect the final form of accounting including culture, institutions and the theory of the multinational firm. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course is concerned with the concepts, principles and procedures used in the accounting for governmental and nonprofit organizations, including an emphasis on legal and contractual compliance.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Faculty-supervised educational internship with a public firm, private accounting company, business, government or non-profit organization. Students will enroll in ACCT 595 for two sequential sessions to earn a total of 4 credits. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

*Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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