Academic Programs for Accounting and Information Systems
Major in Accounting
Accounting involves the examination, organization, management and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions. It is a stable, rewarding career with the opportunity to work in various industries and have various specialties. Some major specializations include public accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting, and internal auditing. Students at Rutgers Business School (RBS) learn from world-class faculty in the Accounting & Information Systems department which was ranked #15 in the world for research productivity by Accounting and Finance.
- Learn more about the Accounting Major (Newark)
- Learn more about the Accounting Major (New Brunswick)
- (PDF) Accounting Major factsheet
- (PDF) Accounting Honors Program factsheet
MBA in Accounting
The Accounting MBA Concentration at Rutgers Business School provides the skills needed to prepare students for careers across a spectrum of industry sectors, including finance, taxation and accounting. The accounting curriculum integrates management skills with accounting theory and practice. Our program focuses on developing ethical business leaders who are ready to face the challenges of a dynamic global economy.
The accounting concentration is currently offered only in the Flex MBA program, and provides broad professional competence and skills to prepare graduates for the Uniform CPA examination. Courses are offered on the New Brunswick and Newark campuses, and at our off-site locations (Jersey City and Madison) with some courses available online. Courses can also be taken through the MBA in Professional Accounting program, which is only offered during the day on the Newark campus.
MBA in Professional Accounting
Today's dynamic global economy requires accounting professionals who are skilled, well-rounded business leaders accomplished at identifying and maximizing opportunities. The first of its kind, the MBA in Professional Accounting program is designed to prepare you as a true business leader. Located on the Newark campus, this intense 14 month program features a full-time, day class schedule.
Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting
This innovative graduate degree program was designed for graduating college accounting majors who intend to become CPAs and need to earn 30 additional college credits to satisfy the 150 hours requirement for professional accounting certification. If a student is admitted in the summer, classes are on a full-time basis and on a part-time basis in the fall and spring. These students can complete the full-time courses prior to pursuing their full-time job opportunities in late summer or early fall and complete the part-time courses thereafter. If a student is admitted in the fall or the spring, classes are on a part-time basis in those semesters. These students will have to complete the full-time courses in the subsequent summer.
Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting
The only Masters in Governmental Accounting that is offered 100% online, available exclusively at Rutgers Business School, is ranked 27th in the nation in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking for "Best Online Graduate Business Programs."
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- (PDF) Program brochure
Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting
This program is designed to meet the needs of those applicants who do not hold undergraduate degrees in accounting or do not have accounting related work experience, and who are seeking a graduate accounting degree from RBS, other than a Master of Business Administration (MBA). While experience working in the field of accounting is not required, some work experience and GMAT or GRE test scores are necessary to apply.
- Learn more about the Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting program
- (PDF) Program brochure
Master of Accountancy in Taxation
The Master of Accountancy in Taxation program gives professionals a competitive advantage in the field of taxation. It imparts a basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, and research issues in the area of taxation, and provides training in the practical and procedural aspects of taxation. Students explore the ethical and legal obligations of practicing in the area of taxation.
PhD in Accounting
This program prepares students for scholarly research and teaching. The department includes a number of world renowned scholars and is the home of the Rutgers Accounting Web -- one of the oldest and largest accounting Internet sites in the world. A recent study showed that the department ranks 15th in the world in research productivity. Among public universities in the United States, it is 4th, behind only the universities of Michigan, Texas at Austin, and California at Berkeley.
PhD in Accounting Information Systems
This program prepares students for scholarly research and teaching. The department includes a number of world renowned scholars and is the home of the Rutgers Accounting Web -- one of the oldest and largest accounting Internet sites in the world. A recent study showed that the department ranks 15th in the world in research productivity. Among public universities in the United States, it is 4th, behind only the universities of Michigan, Texas at Austin, and California at Berkeley. In another recent study, the department was ranked number one in the world in the specialty of Accounting Information Systems.
Students who aspire to doctoral study in accounting information systems but need to strengthen their background may wish to consider our Master in Information Technology program, which admits both part-time and full-time students. Students in this program take many of the same courses as our doctoral students in accounting information systems and may use these courses towards their doctoral degree if they are later admitted to the doctoral program.