Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programs

Master in Business Administration (MBA) Programs

School of Business

The Master in Business Administration (MBA) programs at Clark Atlanta University offer diverse concentrations and a tailored educational experience. The focus is on preparing students for managerial opportunities through sequential coursework and small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio.

Full-Time MBA Program

  • 45-Hours Curriculum
  • Earn the degree in 24 months. 

Students may select from the following concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Sports & Entertainment Management
  • Supply Chain Management

The School’s curriculum is designed around sequential coursework, providing an educational experience that prepares students for leadership challenges and responsibilities in the public and private sectors.

The Full-time MBA

MBA Program

The Full-time MBA from Clark Atlanta University opens doors for students seeking professional careers in major corporations, focusing on finance, marketing, and supply chain. Learn More - Description & Curriculum.

Working Professions MBA

Working Professional
MBA Program

Working Professions MBA- Designed for working professionals, this practical, affordable program aligns with evolving job requirements for new MBAs. Learn More - Description & Curriculum.

Masters Degree Program Requirements

Full Time MBA

Full-Time MBA Program


Earn the degree in 24 months. 


 1st Year – Fall Semester

  • CSB5210 – Marketing Management
  • CSB5709 – Managerial Communications & Leadership Development
  • CSB6510 – Statistical Analysis for Business & Economics
  • CSB6605 – Accounting for Decision-Making

1st Year – Spring Semester

  • CSB5410 – Financial Management
  • CSB5513 – Managerial Economics
  • CSB5710 – Organizational Behavior
  • CSB6512 – Operations & Supply Chain Management

2nd Year – Fall Semester

  • CSB5712 – Legal Social and Ethical Aspects of Business
  • CSB – Concentration Elective
  • CSB – Concentration Elective
  • CSB – Elective

2nd Year – Spring Semester

  • CSB6710 – Business Policy and Strategy
  • CSB5512 – Concentration Elective
  • CSB5710 – Elective

*Students must complete fifteen (15) credits of elective courses: Nine (9) credits in their area of concentration and six (6) credits in related disciplines.

Working Professional MBA Program

Working Professional MBA Program– 36-hour curriculum- Earn the degree in 18 months.

The Working Professional MBA program offered by the CAU provides a flexible and accessible opportunity to pursue higher education without compromising current commitments. The 18-month part-time structure, with Saturday in-person and online courses, caters to the schedules of working professionals, allowing them to balance career, family, and education effectively.


Period I  

  • CSB8610 (1.70 credit hours) – Managerial Accounting I
  • CSB8210 (1.70 credit hours) – Marketing Management I
  • CSB8510 (1.70 credit hours) – Statistical Analysis I
  • CSB8515 (1.50 credit hours) – Economic Analysis
  • CSB8711 (1.00 credit hours) – Executive Leadership I
  • CSB8720 (1.00 credit hours) – Communication Workshop
  • CSB8000 (0.40 credit hours) – IQQE

Period II

  • CSB8621 (1.30 credit hours) – Managerial Accounting II
  • CSB8420 (1.70 credit hours) – Financial Management I
  • CSB8721A (1.70 credit hours) – Organizational Behavior
  • CSB8520 (1.30 credit hours) – Statistical Analysis II
  • CSB8463 (1.00 credit hours) – Competitive Economics
  • CSB8740 (1.00 credit hours) – Managerial Communications I
  • CSB8721B (1.00 credit hours) – Executive Leadership II

Period III

  • CSB8230 (1.70 credit hours) – Consumer Behavior
  • CSB8413 (1.70 credit hours) – Financial Management II
  • CSB8535 (1.00 credit hours) – Global Economics
  • CSB8731 (1.30 credit hours) – Organizational Behavior
  • CSB8731B (1.00 credit hours) -Executive Leadership III
  • CSB8531 (2.00 credit hours) – Production and TQM

Period IV

  • CSB8800 (3.00 credit hours) – Business Policy
  • CSB8850 (3.00 credit hours) – Integrative Cap. Bus. Project
  • CSB8541 (1.00 credit hours) – Operations Management
  • CSB8745 (1.30 credit hours) – Business Legal Issues/ Ethics
  • CSB8752 (1.00 credit hours)- Managerial Communications II
Master of Arts in Accounting

Master of Arts in Accounting – Earn the degree in 12 months 

The Master of Arts in Accounting requiries30 semester hours for completion. Its primary aim is to help students meet the 150 semester-hour requirement for CPA licensure in most states and territories. Completing this program enables individuals with an undergraduate degree in Accounting or its equivalent to fulfill the educational prerequisites for the CPA examination.

 Key Program Details:

  1. Program Requirements: Students must complete 30 semester hours to earn the Master of Arts degree in accounting.
  2. CPA Exam Eligibility: Completing this program satisfies the educational criteria for eligibility to sit for the CPA examination in most states and territories.
  3. Additional State/Territory Requirements: Candidates are strongly advised to verify any other course requirements specific to their desired state or territory for CPA certification.
  4. Sample Plan of Study: A suggested study plan is provided as an example of how required and elective courses can be structured. However, it’s not mandatory, and students must fulfill program requirements and course prerequisites.
  5. Elective Courses: Students are encouraged to choose graduate electives not only from accounting but also from related business disciplines like Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics, Decision Science, and Computer Information Systems.
  6. Restrictions on Electives: Basic courses that significantly overlap with the program’s entry requirements won’t count as graduate electives for the Master of Arts in Accounting program.
  7. Student Advisor: The Chairperson of the Accounting Department acts as the student advisor for the Master of Arts program in accounting, guiding students through their academic journey.

Given this information, plan their coursework carefully, adhering to program-specific requirements and any additional prerequisites mandated by their intended state or territory for CPA licensure. Consulting with the program advisor is recommended to ensure that individual academic goals align with the program’s offerings and expectations.


Summer Session I (5 Weeks)

  • CSB6601 (2.0 credit hours) – Financial Reporting I
  • CSB6612 (1.5 credit hours) – Introduction to Management Accounting
  • CSB6630 (1.5 credit hours) – Introduction to Business Taxation

Summer Session II (5 Weeks)

  • CSB 6602 (2.0 credit hours) – Financial Reporting II
  • CSB 6640 (2.0 credit hours) – Introduction to Auditing and Assurance

 Fall Semester Session I (8 Weeks)

  • CSB 6603 (3.0 credit hours) – Seminar in Financial Reporting I
  • CSB 6624 (1.5 credit hours) – Seminar in Accounting Information and Control Systems
  • CSB 6641 (3.0 credit hours) – Seminar in Auditing and Assurance Services

Fall Semester Session II (8 Weeks)

  • CSB 6604 (3.0 credit hours) – Seminar in Financial Reporting II
  • CSB 6631 (3.0 credit hours) – Seminar in Accounting and Taxation Research I
  • CSB 6670 (1.5 credit hours) – Seminar in Law and Regulation

Spring Semester Session (16 Weeks)

  • CSB XXXX (3.0 credit hours) – Approved Graduate Elective I
  • CSB XXXX (3.0 credit hours) – Approved Graduate Elective II

Spring Semester Session I (8 Weeks)

  • CSB 6632 (3.0 credit hours) – Seminar in Accounting and Taxation Research II
  • CSB 6660 (1.5 credit hours) – Seminar in Business Analysis and Valuation I

Spring Semester Session II (8 Weeks)

  • CSB 6661 (1.5 credit hours) – Seminar in Business Analysis and Valuation II
  • CSB 6690 (1.5 credit hours) – Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • CSB 6650 (1.5 credit hours) – Seminar in Not-For-Profit Accounting

 * Introductory Courses (9 Graduate Credits)