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Master of Accountancy in Accounting and Analytics*

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*Starting Summer 2024, the Master of Accountancy in Accounting and Analytics program will be in effect and replace the Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting and Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting programs. This change will allow for a degree with an updated and revised curriculum in response to significant changes that have taken place in the accounting profession, the CPA exam, and business in general.


The Rutgers Business School Master of Accountancy in Accounting and Analytics is designed for those seeking an advanced degree in accounting with the added benefit of a STEM designation (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). If you have a bachelor's degree in accounting or another business major, this program helps you to earn the credits needed to sit for the CPA. 

  • The Accounting and Information Systems department at RBS is ranked #1 in the world for its accounting information systems research.
  • US News and World Report ranked RBS Online Programs #5 and our online Accounting Programs #1 in the US.

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Program Highlights

30 credit program

STEM-designated degree

Open only to accounting and other business undergraduates

Fall, spring and summer admission

Complete the program in 1 year as a full-time student

Full-time and part-time enrollment options

Study in-person, hybrid, (Newark campus) or fully online

Satisfies New Jersey CPA exam credit hours with an undergraduate degree in business

In 2024, the CPA exam will change. Approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the new CPA licensure model will have a mandatory core exam and require one of the following specialized areas:cpa evolution diagram


  • Business reporting and analysis
  • Information systems and controls
  • Tax compliance and planning



The MACC Accounting and Analytics program prepares students for the CPA evolution. Through our electives and core curriculum, this degree will ensure that you have the tools, resources, and knowledge to be ready for the evolution of the CPA.

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STEM-Designated Program

The Master of Accountancy in Accounting and Analytics program qualifies as a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) for international students who are considering Optional Practical Training (OPT). In order to qualify for STEM, half of your courses must come from STEM courses. Enrollment in a STEM program may qualify you for a 36-month OPT which allows you to work in the US in a job related to your field of study during the program or after graduation.

More information about OPT and STEM is available at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.