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Master of Accountancy in Taxation

Earn a tax degree that enables you to master the intricacies of the Internal Revenue Code
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No GMAT/GRE scores are required.

The Rutgers Business School Master of Accountancy in Taxation is a 30-credit, online-hybrid, part-time program designed for the busy, working professional. It is highly flexible and provides a competitive advantage for professionals seeking to advance in the field of taxation. It also satisfies the 150-hour requirement for the CPA exam. 

Students have the option to attend classes virtually in real-time, which provides an added level of convenience in addition to the benefits of the traditional classroom experience. The combination of top-quality faculty, student successes, and high return on investment helped to rank the program as #5 of the top Master’s in Taxation programs in the US

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Relevant Curriculum

This program imparts basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, and research issues in the area of tax and taxation and provides training in the practical and procedural aspects of taxation. 

You will also explore the ethical and legal obligations of practicing in the area of taxation, and collaborating with the Rutgers University-Newark School of Law, will have the opportunity to take some of these courses at the law school.

A Convenient and Flexible “Classroom” Experience

Using web-based technology, students are allowed the flexibility of attending class wherever it is most convenient for them. Courses are live-streamed from the classroom in real-time so you can attend classes in person on the Newark campus or off-site through video conferencing. Exams are held in person; however, the online option greatly reduces the time spent commuting.

A selection of core courses are also held at our New Brunswick campus and satellite location in Morristown on nights and weekends offering further flexibility. Classes are recorded to allow the opportunity to review lectures and make-up classes on your own time. Wherever you live in the New York and New Jersey area, the Master of Accountancy in Taxation at Rutgers Business School makes it possible to fit earning a tax degree into your busy schedule. 

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Career Management

Career Management at Rutgers Business School is designed to prepare you to navigate the job market and meet your professional goals. You have access to a dedicated career team, with an experienced career counselor who is committed to helping you with the many stages of career prep.

Top business schools incorporate a career management course into their curriculum and RBS is no different. The Career Management Program (CMP) is a zero-credit course that is included in your tuition and fees for full-time graduate students. The CMP incorporates workshops, individual counseling, skill-building, networking, and more to develop students into ready candidates for the recruiting cycle.

You also have access to resources and tools to help you find job opportunities, sharpen your resume, and advance your skillset:

  • Career Counselor- Career counselors are available to help you with everything from your interview skills, resume & cover letter reviews, and personalized career advice
  • Workshops and Events- Events and workshops are held virtually and in-person to provide you with the knowledge you need to grow and to put you in front of the right people
  • BusinessKnight – Career Management system specifically for RBS students with career development tools, video interviewing practice, recorded webinars, links to external resources & job postings
  • Rutgers Handshake- Newark & Rutgers Handshake- New Brunswick – Internal job portals for each campus for recruiters looking for Rutgers students.
  • VMock – Online AI-based resume development, grading, and enhancing tool
  • Beyond B-School – Subscription-based online career portal for graduate-level students (free to students)

Student & Alumni Voices

My experience with MACC Tax has been excellent! The emphasis placed on academic knowledge and research has prepared me to succeed in a field that is constantly changing. I recommend the program to young professionals looking to enhance their careers.
Kelly Maurer
Senior Research Analyst, GlobeTax
I find the program very intensive, challenging and rewarding. The learning experience has been positive and I have obtained concrete tax knowledge to better serve my clients. I highly recommend the program to tax, accounting and consulting professionals.
Larry Miao
Managing Director, BDO
The curriculum provides essential resources to effectively navigate the ever-changing tax laws. The combination of practical application, remarkable educators and the added feature of flexible scheduling offers students the edge to succeed.
Ashley Oberc
Senior Tax Accountant, Oberc & Associates, LLC

Faculty Spotlight

Jay Soled

Distinguished Professor, Director of Master of Accountancy in Taxation, and Department Chair

Professor Jay Soled is a tenured professor at Rutgers University, director of Rutgers Masters in Taxation Program, and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.  He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, and New York. He is a member...