2nd Bachelor in Accting. First in General Business, online school decesion

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by RaDoubleD, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Upper Iowa University has an online MBA with an Accounting emphasis:

    Upper Iowa University - MBA

    Tuition cost would be around $17K

    Upper Iowa University - Admissions - Annual Costs

    As an FYI, I am an Asst. Professor of Business at a small private university. If one of my Business Admin BSBA students told me that they were going to complete a second bachelors in accounting after earning the BSBA, I would strongly discourage them from doing so, and urge that student to earn an MBA.

    Good luck!
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Yeah! I think the op needs to check out the MBA Sticky, located in the Business and MBA Degrees sub-forum, which lists about 420 online business related master's degrees, complete with school name, websites, majors (eg, accounting), tuition, and accreditations, broken down on a state by state basis.
  3. RaDoubleD

    RaDoubleD New Member

    So employers requiring a bachelor degree in accounting for certain position would be more likely to hire an BSBA and MBA in acct graduate?

    From what I know MBA in acct only requires 3 or 4 accounting classes plus all the general biz courses like my BSBA, where as a 2nd Bach would need about 10 or more.
    It seems like I would more or less be in the general biz area that I want to get away from now.

    I'll take a look at upper Iowa too, i've spoken to a former professor and he also recommend going to the masters level. Maybe i'm just stubborn or cheap but I'm still hesitant.
  4. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    I have no experience with the program. I just know that they are a small, Catholic, college in Maine with a solid reputation. They have some nice videos of their campus on YouTube. If I needed an accounting degree, that is where I would go.

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