MBA/MAC Dual Degree Program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Accounting (MAC) dual degree develops professionals to be ethical, socially responsible, and values-based leaders who have deep knowledge in the field of accounting.  The streamlined 48 credit hour dual degree can be completed in considerably less time and cost than if the two degrees were earned separately.  For the MAC student, the 9 hours of MBA core courses would be dual counted with the MBA.  Accounting core courses and electives could be counted toward the 12 hours of MBA courses electives.  For the MBA student, the 9 hours of MBA courses would be dual counted with the MAC program.  MBA electives, if carefully selected, would fulfill the core elective courses of the MAC program.  For the student engaged in both degrees concurrently, the 48 hours are achieved by taking five additional courses (15 hours)


Applicants must meet the admissions requirements for both the MBA and MAC degree programs.  All MBA/MAC students will work with the Graduate Business Programs office and the MAC program coordinator to develop a plan of study reflecting the students' academic and work backgrounds, business competencies, and career goals.  Plans of study will consist of courses from the Functional Core and/or from an extensive list of Concentration courses.  the relative emphasis of a student's plan of study on each of these areas will depend on each student's academic and business background. 


MBA Core Courses (12 hours)
MBA 771Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
MBA 775Business Policy And Managerial Action3
MBA 776Business, Ethics and Society3
BIA 762Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics3
MBA Functional Core Courses (6 hours)
Students who are new to the study of business because they hold neither an undergraduate degree in business nor have extensive business work experience may be required to take some or all of the functional core classes. Students who hold undergraduate business degrees or have extensive business experience may elect to take one or more of these courses with the approval of the Graduate Business Program's Office or may elect to move directly to concentration courses.
MBA 711Managerial Finance3
MBA 761Marketing Management3
MAC Core Courses (18 hours)
ACC 516Advanced Cost Accounting3
ACC 521Advanced Accounting3
ACC 523Advanced Auditing3
ACC 544Advanced Taxation3
MAC 756Research and Analysis of Ethical Issues in the Accounting Profession3
MAC 761Current Issues in Accounting3
MAC Accounting-Discipline Electives (12 hours)
MBA 717Accounting Seminar: Special Managerial and Financial Accounting Issues1-3
MBA 715Investment Value and Theory3
MAC 766Graduate Internship1-3
MAC 795Independent Study & Research1-3
MIM 730Financial Statement Analysis I3
MBA 742Seminar in Applied Managerial Economics3
MBA 759Seminar in Applied Economics1-3
MBA 779Seminar in Management0-9
MIM 722Fixed Income and Derivatives I3
MIM 732Economics of Investment Management3
MIM 734Equity Analysis3
MIM 738Advanced Financial Analysis3
BIA 770Cybersecurity3
BIA 764Data Governance3
MBA/MAC Electives12
These business courses cover advanced topics in economics, finance, business intelligence & analytics, marketing, and management. To ensure appropriate breadth and depth student must take 12 hours in at least three of five functional areas (economics, finance, business intelligence & analytics, marketing, and management).
MAC Co-Curricular Activities
In addition to completing the required course work, each MAC student will also engage in two required co-curricular activities while in the program: professional and service participation. 1) A student must participate in a student or community business organization or activity (e.g., the Creighton Beta Alpha Psi chapter, the Creighton Leadership program, the Omaha Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, etc.). Part of this requirement will include a written reflective piece to be submitted to the MAC Program Coordinator; 2) Each MAC student must complete at least one service project (e.g., a CCSJ-sponsored service trip, participation in VITA, a service learning component in a course, etc.) that contains a significant reflective component.