Friends ranks among best in nation for accounting master’s programs

Friends University’s online professional Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in accounting is ranked No. 26 among the nation’s 2018 best master’s in accounting programs, as determined by Best Value Schools. Friends University was also the only private school in Kansas listed.

“Our MBA degree with an accounting concentration is an excellent choice for students who seek to expand their business administration capabilities and want to increase their capabilities in accounting, such as obtaining a certification in accounting,” said Dr. David Hofmeister, dean of the College of Adult and Professional Studies and the Graduate School. “Two recent national rankings affirm the superior quality of Friends University’s program.”

Friends University offers a Professional MBA program and a Global MBA program. Both programs 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 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 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.

The Best Value Schools rankings were determined using tuition costs, graduation rates, dates to finish, student satisfaction, convenience to students, job placement, quality of education and flexibility for working adults. For more information, 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.