Deliver cost-savings. Create operational efficiencies. Streamline financial performance. Drive real business value with an in-depth understanding of accounting.
Accounting is the language of business, the scoreboard that measures operational success and failure. It provides the information necessary to make effective decisions in the international marketplace.
Accounting at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business integrates financial reporting and analysis with strategy and research to provide a broader perspective on organizational issues and the business environment. We teach students how to evaluate financial information internally and externally, make strategic investment decisions, and deliver bottom line value in any organization.
In the Accounting area, you may specialize in one of two tracks: Financial Reporting and Analysis or Managerial Accounting and Control. For a career in public accounting, 30 semester hours in accounting are required to sit for the CPA exam in Georgia.
Partial List of Courses
Auditing and Financial Control Systems (MGT 6042)
Designed to provide insight about auditing: what it is, why it's important, what it entails and why users of financial statements should care about it. Topics covered in the course include the demand for assurance services, management fraud, the legal liability of public accounting firms, an overview of the audit process, and ethical issues facing accountants.
Financial Reporting and Analysis I (MGT 6020)
Covers the asset side of the balance sheet, revenue recognition and income statement presentation, and analysis.
Financial Reporting and Analysis II (MGT 6022)
Covers financial reporting and financial analysis issues associated with: assessment of financial quality, the statement of cash flows, income taxes, investments, financial derivatives and hedging, intangible assets, long-term liabilities, leases, and pensions.
Will I be at a disadvantage if I haven't completed any business coursework?
No. While the MBA core courses move at a fast pace, they do not assume any prior business coursework.
How do students with non-technical backgrounds perform?
Students from all academic and professional backgrounds that are innovative and hard working excel in our program.
Do I have to declare a concentration?
You do not have to declare a concentration and you may customize your curriculum by choosing electives from a variety of academic areas.
Can I schedule my classes on a flexible basis?
Yes, you can take as few or as many courses each semester as your schedule permits.