Accounting has been a central part of the Lipscomb MBA program since its inception in 1999. In fact, Lipscomb has been Middle-Tennessee’s accounting program of choice for over 50 years. Known as a leader in accounting education for more than half a century, Lipscomb’s accounting curriculum continues to impart a broad base of relevant knowledge and experience to prepare professionals to serve as effective advisors in today’s volatile and rapidly changing financial climate. Lipscomb alumni currently serve as corporate leaders and partners in a wide range of entities across the country and around the world.
Critical competencies and skills are developed through teamwork and interactive class discussions, while internships provide additional opportunities to practice skills and knowledge in professional work environments. Now, both MBA and PMBA students can pursue the accounting concentration at Lipscomb, which provides the right balance of technical skill, business core training and current issues instruction.
Did you know?
Lipscomb's graduate accounting classes are taught by either full-time faculty members who are all active CPAs or adjuncts with significant experience in their subject area.
Demand for Lipscomb's accounting students remains strong, with 100% job placement within one month of graduation for the past three years. Opportunities exist in these markets:
- Public accounting, at both the Big Four, regional, and local firm level
- Industry, in tax, internal audit, or financial reporting departments
- Government, in audit, tax, or accounting departments
The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy requires CPA exam candidates to complete 150 hours of education, with specific requirements in both accounting (30 hours) and business (24 hours). Interested students should seek specific advising from Lipscomb’s department of accounting to plan a schedule, which enables the student to meet all state board requirements.
MBA/PMBA students pursuing this concentration must take three of the following courses, which are also offered as part of Lipscomb’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program:
MAcc 6003 Corporate Governance and Internal Control
MAcc 6203 Advanced Tax
MAcc 6303 Accounting Theory and Research
MAcc 6403 Advanced Accounting
MAcc 6503 Current Developments in Accounting
MAcc 6553 Accounting Information Systems
MAcc 660V Independent Project or Research
MAcc 6753 Financial Statement Analysis
"There is an increasing demand for qualified accountants, not only in the U.S., but also in global markets. The lack of qualified accountants to meet the demands of the marketplace has improved the compensation benefits and other perquisites for these accountants. For those accountants with an advanced degree, the picture is even rosier."
David Costello ('64)
President and CEO
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
Concentration coursework is offered on weeknights during the October, March and June terms.
For more information about the Lipscomb MBA/PMBA with an accounting concentration, contact Dr. Perry Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally there is an online catalog with the most current course descriptions, prerequisite information, and faculty profiles.