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14 Months, a lifetime of opportunity. Accounting is an internationally recognized language. Our program focuses on developing ethical business leaders for an exciting career.
Become a CPA. After 14 months of intensive study, students receive an MBA and are qualified to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountants exam.
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MBA in Professional Accounting Program

An MBA is only 14 months away with the Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting.

In 1954, Rutgers Business School Professor William Von Minden decided that careers in the accounting profession should be open to individuals with backgrounds in the arts and sciences. Professor Von Minden’s dream was realized by his creation of the MBA in Professional Accounting Program.

The MBA in Professional Accounting Program is specifically designed to train graduates holding degrees in the arts and sciences for careers in accounting. Applicants with any undergraduate degree, except accounting, are eligible to apply. The program does not require work any prior work experience.

The first of its kind in the world, this 14-month program 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.

Your path to the accounting profession (Deloitte & Touche)

This 65-credit degree includes course work, teamwork, computer work, case studies, and final team projects.  Calculus and statistics may be required in this program if not completed in prior courses.

The program begins in late May and concludes in mid August of the following year.  Professional Accounting graduates are eligible to sit for the CPA examination in New Jersey and New York, with minor customized curriculum modifications.

I invite you to inquire into the possibilities created by the MBA in Professional Accounting degree. As you will quickly learn, the possibilities are endless. A degree in accounting can lead to careers in public accounting, private industry, government, education, self-employment, not-for-profit organizations and corporate consulting.

I welcome you to visit our faculty and students to learn more about this extraordinary opportunity. You should also visit our website. Please feel free to make an appointment to speak with me or e-mail me at

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Alexander J. Sannella
Associate Professor of Accounting
Director, MBA in Professional Accounting Program