The need for government accountants is expected to increase dramatically in the next few years.

A masters in governmental accounting? Five reasons it's time to make the investment

The Rutgers Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting is entirely online so it offers working professionals a convenient way to enhance their knowledge and then use it to advance in the field of public financial management or transition to the public sector from private industry.

Now is a good time to consider the program. Here’s why:

1. Opportunities. In the next few years, roughly a third of the government workforce will qualify for retirement, creating vacancies in agencies and departments at the local, state and federal levels of government. The need for qualified governmental accountants has never been greater, and a Rutgers Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting offers a great credential for candidates who want to fill those jobs.

2. More than just numbers. The interdisciplinary nature of the program offers students a chance to learn about public policy, public administration and ethics as well as government accounting and auditing.

3. Quality instruction. Courses are taught by a powerful combination of leading practitioners in the public sector, such as former New Jersey State Auditor Rick Fair and Dean Michael Mead, senior research manager at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, as well as influential academic thought leaders from the Rutgers faculty.

4. Valuable connections. Program director Irfan Bora provides career advice, but he also works hard to build connections with local, state and federal employers who can provide job opportunities and advancement to students and graduates.

5. Uniquely accessible. The Rutgers Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting is the only program in the nation offered entirely online. That means no matter where you are, from Washington State to Vermont, you can benefit from the quality of instruction and the Rutgers connections.


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