Advanced Standing for the MBA in Professional Accounting Program

The Master of Business Administration in Professional Accounting (MBA-PA) degree normally requires a minimum of 65 credits. However, some students receive advanced standing for prior academic work or through "challenge" exams. A student may receive a maximum of 12 credits of advanced standing, i.e., the total of challenge exam credits, graduate transfer credits, and undergraduate course recognition credits is limited to 12 maximum credits. A student may receive advanced standing in a number of ways:

 

Transfer of MBA Credits

A student may receive up to a maximum of 12 credits of graduate course work completed with a B or better and/or qualifying exam in business core areas of study (a) at an AACSB accredited institution or such other courses as economics, information technology and advanced statistics completed at an AACSB accredited institution or liberal arts and science institution with equivalent accreditation.

Please note: No advanced credit can be awarded for any course taken more than eight years before the time of initial application to the MBA-PA program.

To apply for credit, please complete the Petition for MBA Advance Standing: Professional Accounting Program Form. 

 

Undergraduate Business Courses

Business Majors: A student may receive two (2) credits for every three (3) credits of undergraduate upper-division course work completed with a B or better in business core areas of study (a) at an AACSB accredited institution, or (b) such other courses as economics, information technology, and advanced statistics completed at an AACSB accredited institution.

Arts & Sciences Majors: A student may receive two (2) credits for a three (3) credit elective undergraduate upper-division course that is comparable to a Rutgers Business School core course in economics, information technology, and advanced statistics, if he or she completed the course with a B or better at an accredited institution.

Please note: No advanced credit can be awarded for any course taken more than eight years before the time of initial application to the MBA-PA program.