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Admissions

Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting
20 Apr
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Candidates who hold an undergraduate business degree in an area other than accounting are encouraged to apply using our Online Application.

If you hold an undergraduate degree in the arts and sciences and you are interested in applying for this program, please contact the program director, as some exceptions apply. 

While accounting-related work experience is not required, some work experience along with GMAT or GRE test scores are needed to apply.

Application Deadlines

Summer Term Fall Term Spring Term
May 1 August 1 December 15

Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)

Part-time students (11 or fewer credits)

Tuition - Per credit, New Jersey Residents $1,097
Tuition - Per credit, Out of State Residents $1,904
Campus Fee (Per Semester) $290.25
Computer Fee (Subject to Credit Hours) $81 - $156
NJPIRG Fee (Optional Fee) $5.50
School Fee $167.50

Employees on temporary work visas: New Jersey residency regulations do not recognize temporary work visas (H1) as evidence of residency; thus you will be paying out of state tuition. However, you can apply for a reduced tuition rate.

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Advanced Standing

If you have taken graduate courses at an AACSB accredited school which are comparable to the content of the program’s required courses and received a “B” or better, you may petition to be granted up to 6 credits by transfer through advanced standing. Courses must have been taken within an 8-year timeframe.

Application Checklist

In addition to the Online Application, applicants must complete the following:

1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Yulissa Ortiz at prior to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.

2. Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office.

3. GRE or GMAT Test Results

Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the term of entrance, are required.

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-40
  2. GRE code: 5529

Applicants holding one of the following degrees are exempt from the GMAT/GRE: JD, PhD, MD, PharmD or any Master degree.

Applicants can be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement if they have 8 or more years of full-time work experience along with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. To request a waiver, please e-mail the following to Ronald Kwan (rkwan@business.rutgers.edu)

  1. Resume
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Copy of unofficial transcript from all schools attended after high school

For Rutgers University alumni, the GMAT/GRE can be waived if you have an undergraduate GPA 3.5 or above from Rutgers and 5 or more years of full-time work experience. For those whose GPA is slightly below this criteria, you may still be considered for the waiver on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

You must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic test if your native language is not English. Not required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or other English speaking countries (Canada, England, etc...).

  1. TOEFL code: B355
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below).
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.

5. Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required for the MACCY Professional Accounting program.

6. Current Resume

This can be done through the online application.

7. Essay

Please answer the following two essay questions:

  1. Why are you interested in joining the Professional Accounting Program? (1 to 2 pages max)
  2. Briefly describe your career Five-Year Plan. (1 to 2 pages max)

Additional/Optional Essay - provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths or weaknesses.

8. International Applicants

International students (those seeking an F-1 visa) are not eligible for this program.

Our Mailing Address

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, Sixth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (973) 353-1234 or admit@business.rutgers.edu