Accounting

The Accounting concentration develops the knowledge and skills of managerial accounting, financial accounting and reporting that are key to organizational decision-making and communicating with stakeholders.

Accounting experiential elective courses offer opportunities to work with real clients. Students also benefit from the professional, leadership and networking opportunities available through the Atkinson Accounting Association.

Students who choose to pursue a formal concentration in Accounting must complete a minimum of three (3) courses) from the following list of elective courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher, and all other requirements for graduation. The final MBA transcript of students who successfully complete these requirements will list "Accounting" as a concentration. 

  • GSM 6006 - Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • GSM 6013A/B - Grant Administration: Concept to Consequences
  • GSM 6015 - Accounting and Incentives in Organizations
  • GSM 6204 - Auditing: Risk and Controls
  • GSM 6205 - Financial Reporting
  • GSM 6206 - Financial Statement Analysis
  • GSM 6210 - Accounting for Decision Making
  • GSM 6245 - Seminar in Management Control

Willamette MBA elective courses include some of the courses required for professional certifications such as CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant), CPA (Certified Public Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Students interested in these certifications are encouraged to verify certification requirements with the appropriate professional associations or governing bodies.

It is possible that a specific course may not be offered in a given year.