The rSBI Certificate in Accounting and Information Systems

The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI) Program

The Department of Accounting & Information Systems covers the areas of financial accounting and reporting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, governmental and non-profit accounting, and forensic accounting. Its courses prepare the students for the CPA examination and beyond. In addition, to help our students function effectively as professionals in the digital era, it educates students in the emerging areas of audit analytics, continuous auditing, cybersecurity assurance, blockchain and smart contracts, and information risk management.

Concentrations & Courses

rSBI Accounting & Information Systems Concentration courses are taken during the course of the fall and spring semesters. Note that not all courses are offered every semester.

1-Credit Short Courses

rSBI Accounting & Information Systems Short Courses are 1-credit classes comprised of 5 modules. Each module is asynchronous and online, meaning it can be completed at the best time each week for students and at their own pace. This department offers 6 short courses and 28 modules.

Continuous Business Monitoring

This course describes a paradigm shift from the traditional auditing and monitoring approach. Rather than resorting to analyzing a sample of the population, this course presents methodologies and techniques that can be applied to the entire population of records in an audit-by-exception manner. The students learn about various related topics, such as process mining, artificial intelligence, exception identification and prioritization, automation, among others.

Emerging Technologies in Business

This course covers a wide range of emerging technologies in the accounting and auditing areas. Students are introduced to data visualization and interactive dashboards, artificial intelligence, process mining, blockchain and smart contracts, crypto currencies, cybersecurity, and text mining. Moreover, students learn about practical applications and use cases of such technologies in a business environment.

Business Process Automation

This course discusses the increasingly popular Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology. Students learn about progressively advanced and complex scenarios of automation. In addition, they learn about the relationship between automation and the concept of continuous auditing and continuous monitoring, as well as hands-on use cases in accounting.

Cloud Computing Blockchain and Crypto

This course introduces students to blockchain technology and smart contracts and to how they are applied in an accounting and auditing context. Students learn about various issues related to crypto currencies and their valuation and markets, such as their unique properties and the technologies used to build them. Furthermore, students learn about information risk management and cybersecurity as well as their impact on business and good practice standards of cybersecurity.

AI in Accounting and Audit

In this course students learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of its potential applications in accounting and auditing. By studying the technology from a business perspective, students get a more holistic view of its uses. In addition to the basics of AI, students study techniques such as classifiers, cluster analysis, exception and anomaly detection, automation, and learn more advanced applications of AI in accounting and auditing.

Design It Yourself in Accounting and Audit

This course allows students to design this course by allowing them to select modules of interest. More specifically, students can choose any five modules from the set of all eligible modules across all rSCBI courses and across all RBS departments.

rSBI Concentrations

View more of the available concentrations. Each academic department manages its own concentrations in the rSBI program.