Academic Programs for Accounting and Information Systems

Undergraduate Degree

Major in Accounting

Accounting involves the examination, organization, management and design of accurate recording and reporting procedures of financial and business transactions. Some major specializations include public accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting and internal auditing.

 

Graduate Degrees

MBA in Accounting

The Accounting MBA concentration also provides broad professional competence and skills to prepare graduates for the Uniform CPA examination. The Rutgers Accounting MBA concentration is primarily offered in the Flex MBA program. Courses are offered on the New Brunswick and Newark campuses, and at our off site locations (Jersey City and Madison) with some courses available online. Courses can also be taken through the MBA in Professional Accounting program, which are only offered during the day on the Newark campus.

 

Professional Accounting MBA

An MBA is only 14 months away with the Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting. The first of its kind in the world, this program integrates management skills with accounting theory and practice. This 65-credit degree includes course work, teamwork, computer work, case studies, and final team projects.  Calculus and statistics may be required in this program if it was not completed at the undergraduate level.

 

Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting

This innovative graduate degree program was designed for graduating college accounting majors who intend to become CPAs and need to earn 30 additional college credits to satisfy the new "150 hours" requirement for professional accounting certification.  If a student is admitted in the summer, classes are on a full-time basis and on a part-time basis in the fall and spring.  These students can complete the full-time courses prior to pursuing their full-time job opportunities in late summer or early fall and complete the part-time courses thereafter. If a student is admitted in the fall or the spring, classes are on a part-time basis in those semesters. These students will have to complete the full-time courses in the subsequent summer.

 

Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting

The nation’s only advanced degree program in governmental accounting, the online Masters in Governmental Accounting prepares professionals for rewarding career opportunities in one of today's fastest growing specialized fields—governmental accounting, auditing, and finance. The 10-course program, which can be taken completely online, is designed for prospective CPAs, practicing CPAs, MBAs, MPAs, and accounting students who want to specialize and advance their careers in government financial management.

 

Master of Accountancy in Taxation

The RBS Master of Accountancy in Taxation gives professionals a competitive advantage in the field of taxation. It imparts a basic knowledge of the major technical, conceptual, and research issues in the area of taxation, and provides training in the practical and procedural aspects of taxation. Students explore the ethical and legal obligations of practicing in the area of taxation.

 

PhD in Accounting

This program prepares students for scholarly research and teaching.  The department includes a number of world renowned scholars and is the home of the Rutgers Accounting Web -- one of the oldest and largest accounting Internet sites in the world. A recent study showed that the department ranks 15th in the world in research productivity.  Among public universities in the United States, it is 4th, behind only the universities of Michigan, Texas at Austin, and California at Berkeley.

 

PhD in Accounting Information Systems

This program prepares students for scholarly research and teaching.  The department includes a number of world renowned scholars and is the home of the Rutgers Accounting Web -- one of the oldest and largest accounting Internet sites in the world.  A recent study showed that the department ranks 15th in the world in research productivity.  Among public universities in the United States, it is 4th, behind only the universities of Michigan, Texas at Austin, and California at Berkeley.  In another recent study, the department was ranked number one in the world in the specialty of Accounting Information Systems.

Students who aspire to doctoral study in accounting information systems but need to strengthen their background may wish to consider our Master in Information Technology program, which admits both part-time and full-time students.  Students in this program take many of the same courses as our doctoral students in accounting information systems and may use these courses towards their doctoral degree if they are later admitted to the doctoral program.