Online MBA with accounting concentration ranks No. 22 in nation

Friends University’s Master of Business Administration with an accounting concentration ranks No. 22 in the nation and is the only program listed in Kansas among the top 25 online accounting master’s degree programs, according to This is the second consecutive year Friends University has received these distinctions.

“We are pleased our online MBA program with an accounting concentration continues to be ranked highly in the nation and in Kansas,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School. “This program has led to students becoming business leaders, managers, securities analysts and Certified Public Accountants.”

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 require 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 of profit and non-profit 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. based the ranking on admissions rate (20 percent), default rate (20 percent), retention rate (20 percent), graduation rate (20 percent), and percent of students enrolled in online classes (20 percent). For more information about the ranking, visit

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