Friends online MBA with accounting concentration receives two national rankings

Friends University’s Master of Business Administration with an accounting concentration ranks No. 11 in the nation among “top” online accounting programs and No. 16 among “most affordable” online colleges offering accounting as assessed by SR Education Group. Friends is the only private college in Kansas on the lists and ranks the highest of any other college in Kansas on the “top” online colleges list.

“Friends University’s commitment to affordability and quality education is deep-rooted,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School. “The goal of our MBA programs is to have top-ranked programs at an affordable price. Our MBA program with an accounting concentration is just an example of the excellent value a Friends University education provides to our graduates.”

Friends University offers a Professional MBA and a Global MBA. Both can include the accounting concentration for working professionals who have an accounting degree or the equivalent. Both degrees with the accounting concentration are offered online and on campus, and neither program requires the GRE or GMAT for entrance.

The accounting concentration prepares students for leadership positions in business. The program’s purpose is to develop students’ skills in the functional areas with profit and nonprofit organizations. After completing all courses required by the Kansas State Board of Accountancy (KSBOA) and successfully accomplishing 150 or more credits, students are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Additionally, students with at least two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting or financial management can also sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.

The 2018 Top Online Colleges ranking is based on value, and Friends University demonstrated both high academic standards and a commitment to affordability. To be included in the 2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges ranking, Friends University displayed efforts to provide economical options for students. To learn more about the rankings, visit and

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.