MBA professional accounting students at networking event.

MBA in Professional Accounting

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Have questions? Join us on Saturday, October 26 on our Newark Campus or Sunday, November 10 on our Livingston Campus to learn more about the program.


Public business school in the Northeast (U.S. News & World Report, 2017)


Accounting Information Systems (AIS) groups in auditing research globally (Brigham Young University (BYU), 2017)


Top-10 colleges for jobs on Wall Street (Business Insider, 2016)

Your path to the accounting profession.

With the full-time MBA in Professional Accounting, you’re only 14 months away from an MBA at one of the country’s top business schools, and being eligible to sit for the CPA exam. This versatile program allows those with no accounting background to transition into a successful accounting career. It also offers those with accounting undergraduate degrees the opportunity to study emerging accounting technologies while getting an MBA

Your Career Game-Changer

An MBA after just 14 months of full-time study, eligibility to sit for the CPA exam, and preparation to take advantage of a world of business opportunities—these are the hallmarks of the MBA in Professional Accounting program.

Flexibly designed to provide undergraduates in the arts and sciences the opportunity to transition into an accounting career and those with accounting degrees the chance to study cutting edge accounting technology.

Program Highlights

  • Earn an MBA in Professional Accounting in just 14 months
  • Versatile program opened to all undergraduate majors
  • 66-credit, full-time day program with summer start
  • Eligibility to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam on program completion
  • Earn a Certificate in Audit Analytics with just one additional course
  • Access to comprehensive career counseling services
  • A modern, industry-informed curriculum with an emphasis on practical learning
  • Program partnerships with major accounting firms
Professional Accounting MBA student at networking event.

Preparing for Success

As a student of the MBA in Professional Accounting, you have the opportunity to add value to your degree by pursuing certifications, studying emerging technologies and taking advantage of career management services that are part of your experience here.

MBA in Professional Accounting Students can pursue a Certificate in Audit Analytics with just one additional course.

Further, our Career Services office offers you a wide range of career counseling and resources to prepare you to launch an exciting accounting career.


Student & Alumni Voices

What was unexpected was the strong relationships I formed, the overwhelming support from the professors and staff, and my success both academically, and in finding the job that I wanted.
Stephanie L. Giordano
Alumni | Eisner Amper
I wanted to change careers, but I didn't want to be in school for years. I liked the idea that the MBA was 14-months long, and that it was designed for people who didn't have a business background.
Scott Lissner
Alumni | KPMG
This program was a game changer for me. In about two years, I went from leaving my job as a high school band director to now starting as an audit assistant at Deloitte.
Douglas Schwarz
Alumni | Deloitte
Student writes in class

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Faculty Spotlight

Claire J. Yan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Claire J. Yan is currently an assistant professor in Accounting at Rutgers Business School. She graduated from the University of Houston where she earned her Ph.D. degree in Accounting.

Prior to her current position at Rutgers, Professor Yan previously taught at University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. Her teaching interests...

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