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Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting

Earn your Master's in Governmental Accounting anytime, anywhere with online convenience

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Join us on Saturday, March 10th on our Livingston Campus or on Sunday, April 8th on our Newark Campus to learn more about our accounting programs.

Ranked #14 in the nation according to the 2016 US News & World Report ranking for "Best Online Graduate Business Programs," the Rutgers Business School Master's in Governmental Accounting is the first and only program of its kind available entirely online, exclusively at Rutgers.

    If you’re looking for a flexible, online accounting master’s program that fits into your busy life and will help you advance an accounting career in the public or nonprofit sector, then the Rutgers Business School Master’s in Governmental Accounting is for you.

    Taught by industry leaders, our program is designed to prepare you in the rapidly expanding field of government financial management, accounting, and auditing.

    At just 30 credits, you can complete this program part-time as you work, and even in as little as a year, while fulfilling the additional credits required to sit for the New Jersey CPA exam.

    Program Highlights

    • 100% online convenience
    • No GMAT required – get started right away
    • Great value for government employees – in-state tuition for New Jersey residents is now extended to all out-of-state residents enrolled in the program.
    • 4-course online graduate certificate program available – credits can be applied toward master's degree
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    Who can benefit from our online Master's in Governmental Accounting?

    • Prospective CPAs requiring an additional 30 credits beyond an undergraduate degree to sit for the New Jersey CPA exam
    • Practicing CPAs, as well as other accountants and auditors working in governmental and not-for-profit organizations
    • MPA and accounting students who plan to take the nationally recognized Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exam, administered and sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants
    • MBA and MPA program students who wish to specialize in government financial management

    Certificate in Government Financial Management

    Not ready to pursue a full graduate course of study yet?

    Find out more about how you can earn a Graduate Certificate in Government Financial Management from Rutgers Business School with just four online classes.

    Student & Alumni Voices

    The program's online format allowed me to complete my courses at a pace that meshed well with my job and home responsibilities. The curriculum and interactions were extremely relevant to situations I encounter as a government auditor.
    Dale Hernandez
    Internal Auditor, Texas State Preservation Board
    This program was an exceptional learning experience that aided me in my advancement at a firm that specializes in governmental audits. I highly recommend this program to colleagues or anyone interested in a career in government finance.
    Michael Campo, CPA
    Director, Plodzik & Sanderson, PA
    I am a better accountant and an even better person with this degree. My core ethical framework was challenged and changed for the better, and I think critically more now than I ever did!
    Barbara Newman
    CFO, Durham Housing Authority, North Carolina
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