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MBA in Professional Accounting Program

An MBA is only 14 months away with the Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting.

In 1954, Rutgers Business School Professor William Von Minden decided that careers in the accounting profession should be open to individuals with backgrounds in the arts and sciences. Professor Von Minden’s dream was realized by his creation of the Master of Business Administration in Professional Accounting (MBA-PA) program.

The MBA-PA program is specifically designed to train graduates holding degrees in the arts and sciences for careers in accounting. Applicants with any undergraduate degree, except accounting, are eligible to apply. The program does not require work any prior work experience.

The first of its kind in the world, this 14-month, 65-credit program integrates management skills with accounting theory and practice. The program focuses on developing ethical business leaders who are ready to face the challenges of a dynamic global economy.

Your path to the accounting profession (Deloitte & Touche)

The program also includes course work, teamwork, computer work, case studies, and final team projects.  Calculus and statistics may be required if not completed in prior courses.

The program begins in late May and concludes in mid August of the following year.  Professional Accounting graduates are eligible to sit for the CPA examination in New Jersey and New York, with minor customized curriculum modifications.

We invite you to inquire into the possibilities created by the MBA-PA program. As you will quickly learn, the possibilities are endless. A degree in accounting can lead to careers in public accounting, private industry, government, education, self-employment, not-for-profit organizations and corporate consulting.

We welcome you to visit our faculty and students to learn more about this extraordinary opportunity. Please feel free to make an appointment to speak with the Director by e-mailing

Alexander J. Sannella
Associate Professor of Accounting
Director, MBA in Professional Accounting Program