MBA professional accounting students at networking event.

MBA in Professional Accounting

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Join us on Sunday, February 17 on our Newark Campus and Saturday, March 23 on our Livingston Campus to learn more about our program.


Public business school in the Northeast (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)


Accounting Information Systems (AIS) groups in auditing research globally (Brigham Young University (BYU), 2017)


Top-10 colleges for jobs on Wall Street (Business Insider, 2016)

Your path to the accounting profession.

With the full-time Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting, you're only 14 months away from an MBA at one of the country's top business schools, and being eligible to sit for the CPA exam. Specifically designed for those with liberal arts and non-accounting backgrounds, this program will help you transition into a successful career in accounting.

Your Career Game-Changer

An MBA after just 14 months of full-time study, eligibility to sit for the CPA exam, and preparation to take advantage of a world of business opportunities—these are the hallmarks of the MBA in Professional Accounting program.

Specifically developed for undergraduates with degrees in the arts and sciences or non-accounting business degrees, our full-time program integrates management skills with accounting theory and practice. This is your path to an accounting profession. This is your career game-changer.

    Program Highlights

    • Earn an MBA in Professional Accounting in just 14 months
    • Designed for liberal arts and non-accounting undergraduate majors
    • 66-credit, full-time day program with summer start
    • Eligibility to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam on program completion
    • Earn a Certificate in Audit Analytics with just one additional course
    • Access to comprehensive career counseling services
    • A modern, industry-informed curriculum with an emphasis on practical learning
    • Program partnerships with major accounting firms
    Professional Accounting MBA student at networking event.

    Preparing for Success

    As a student in the MBA in Professional Accounting program, you have the opportunity to add value to your degree by pursuing certifications, and taking advantage of CPA review courses and career management services that are part of your experience here.

    MBA in Professional Accounting Students can pursue a Certificate in Audit Analytics with just one additional course.

    Further, our Career Services office offers you a wide range of career counseling and resources to prepare you to launch an exciting accounting career.


    Student & Alumni Voices

    What was unexpected was the strong relationships I formed, the overwhelming support from the professors and staff, and my success both academically, and in finding the job that I wanted.
    Stephanie L. Giordano
    Alumni | Eisner Amper
    I wanted to change careers, but I didn't want to be in school for years. I liked the idea that the MBA was 14-months long, and that it was designed for people who didn't have a business background.
    Scott Lissner
    Alumni | KPMG
    This program was a game changer for me. In about two years, I went from leaving my job as a high school band director to now starting as an audit assistant at Deloitte.
    Douglas Schwarz
    Alumni | Deloitte
    Student writes in class

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    Professor Michael Carniol's research focuses on two niches. First, he studies the interaction between non-profit organizations and their donors. Second, he studies frictions to investors' ability to process financial information. His work can be found via Google Scholar and SSRN. Professor Carniol teaches financial accounting at the undergraduate level...

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