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Part-Time MBA concentration in Accounting

Looking to increase you knowledge in taxation or accounting or prepare yourself to pass the CPA exam? The Accounting MBA Concentration at Rutgers Business School prepares you to succeed in your accounting career.

In this concentration, exclusive to the Part-Time MBA program, you will focus on one of two areas: CPA Exam Content—where you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed on the Uniform CPA exam—or Taxation.

Whichever area you choose, our program prepares you to step confidently into an accounting career across a spectrum of industry sectors—from finance to taxation and accounting.


Our accounting curriculum integrates management skills with accounting theory and practice and focuses on developing ethical business leaders ready to face the challenges of a dynamic global economy.

Built with flexibility in mind, accounting MBA concentration courses are offered on the Livingston and Newark campuses, and at our satellite locations in Jersey City and Madison, with some courses also available online. Courses can also be taken through the MBA in Professional Accounting program, which is offered during the day on the Newark campus.

Sample Courses for CPA Exam Content
  • Accounting for the Digital Era
  • Auditing Concepts
  • Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance
  • Income Taxation
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Managerial and Cost Accounting
Sample Courses for Taxation
  • Consolidated Returns
  • Corporate Income Taxation
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Income Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax-Exempt Entities



Career Advantage

Our Accounting concentration MBAs are highly sought-after graduates with easy access to New York City. We have more than 130 alumni working as partners and principals in the Big Four accounting firms. From actuaries to auditors to tax accountants and analysts, the career possibilities available to you abound.

The Accounting Part-Time MBA at Rutgers Business School is by far one of the best ways to change careers for anyone looking to get ahead in today’s business world. I chose accounting because of the many career opportunities in the accounting field. No matter what industry, accounting plays a decisive role in the day-to-day business activities. After reviewing all the options, Rutgers was the clear choice for me. Looking back, I know that I made the right decision. While interning at Intercept Pharmaceuticals in the accounting department, we received approval on a drug, the stock surged 400% and we rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ.
—  Eric Chambers, MBA, 2014