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In our accounting MBA concentration, you’ll learn the language of business and build frameworks that use accounting information for financial decisions or for managerial incentives.

Whether you plan a career in accounting or in any other area of business—from management consulting to investment banking to entrepreneurial ventures—an MBA concentration in accounting from Booth prepares you to measure economic performance and events, make effective decisions, and lead your organization to better outcomes.

Choose Your Courses

Chicago Booth takes a multidisciplinary approach to accounting education, integrating finance, economics, organizational behavior, strategy, and production to give you a broad perspective on the field. You’ll graduate with the ability to transcend business trends and thrive in any situation.

To complete a concentration in accounting, you’ll choose four accounting courses to match your interests. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more accounting courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

Our faculty are recognized for their impact on academic literature, accounting practice and policymaking, securities regulation, and other key aspects of the field. They’re also dedicated teachers and mentors who will work closely with you to help you reach your goals.

Ray Ball

Ray Ball

Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

John Gallemore

John Gallemore

Associate Professor of Accounting and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar

Joao Granja

Joao Granja

Associate Professor of Accounting and Jane and Basil Vasiliou Faculty Scholar

Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz

Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting

Charles McClure

Charles McClure

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow

Thomas Router

Thomas Rauter

Assistant Professor of Accounting; Asness Junior Faculty Fellow and IBM Corporation Faculty Scholar

Douglas Skinner

Douglas J. Skinner

Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

Abbie J. Smith

Abbie J. Smith

Boris and Irene Stern Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting

Spotlight on Research

Our accounting faculty make significant contributions to the field, and Chicago Booth Review frequently writes about their work.

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Why the Big Banks Aren’t Safe Yet

Chicago Booth’s Haresh Sapra argues that any discussion of banks’ capital requirements must include scrutiny of how capital levels are calculated.

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Want More Policies Based on Evidence?

If we are serious about policymaking that is supported by facts and data, we have to create the research foundation to support it, writes Chicago Booth’s Christian Leuz.

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Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry. Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Research Centers

Chicago Booth MBA students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund faculty research, host workshops, and conferences, and foster a strong research community, including:

The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center
The Chookaszian Accounting Research Center organizes workshops and conferences that bring together students, faculty, alumni, and other accounting professionals. It also coordinates the Journal of Accounting Research, one of the world's leading academic journals in the field.

Beyond the Classroom

Develop new skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an accounting student at Booth, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in student groups, competitions, and other activities.

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Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.

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Explore Part-Time Groups

Pursue your interests and expand your network by joining a student-led group for Part-Time MBA students.