MBA in Professional Accounting


Program Description

The Program

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.

  • Full-Time (12 or more credits/semester)
  • Earn an MBA in Professional Accounting in just 14 months
  • 66 credits

Job Titles

  • Audit Assistant
  • Assurance Staff
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Associate

The average salary of the above positions is mid $60,000.


  • PwC
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Marcum


  • 2017: #1 Public business school in the Northeast (U.S. News & World Report, 2017);
  • 2017: #1 Accounting Information Systems (AIS) groups in auditing research globally (Brigham Young University (BYU), 2017);
  • 2016: #9 Top-10 colleges for jobs on Wall Street (Business Insider, 2016).

Rutgers MBA Programs Comparison

This comparison chart of Rutgers Business School MBA programs provides an overview to help you select the program that best meets your needs.

Full-time MBA Part-time MBA Executive MBA MBA in Professional Accounting
Year Founded 1929 1929 1980 1956
Start Fall Fall, Spring, Summer Fall Summer
Best Suited For Professionals interested in building business skills and/or changing careers Working professionals seeking career advancement with present employer or industry Professionals with at least 8-10 years of experience seeking accelerated career growth Professionals interested in a career in accounting
Student Profile (in averages). Averages are NOT minimum requirements.

GPA: 3.26

GMAT: 664

GRE: 318

Work experience: 63 months

Age: 29

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 594

GRE: 311

Work experience: 83 months

Age: 31

Work experience: 14 years

GPA: 3.23

GMAT: 583

Work experience: 30 months

Age: 24

Work Experience Requirements Requirements 2 years required 2 years strongly recommended 8-10 years required No work experience required
Access to Career Services For career advisement, OCR Program-summer internships and for full-time positions in the second year. For career advisement only; after 24 credits for full-time job search, including OCR-full-time positions. Dedicated Program Career Professional Dedicated Program Career Professional
On-Campus Recruiting Summer internships and full-time jobs. Full-time jobs only in Final-Year Experience prior to graduation The EMBA Career Management staff provides career services Winter internships and full-time positions
Length of Program 21 months 2-8 years 20 months 14 months
Classes Meet

Core: Day

Electives: Day and Evening

Core: Evening

Electives: Day and Evening

Newark for weekend classes Day only
Specializations Available Yes Yes Yes No
Number of Credits Required 60 credits 49 credits 57 credits 66 credits
Program Location Newark Newark and New Brunswick with satellite locations in Jersey City and Morristown Newark for weekend classes Newark
Annual Enrollment 50-70 ~200 Up to 60 ~35
2019-2020 Tuition (not including fees)

In-state: $13,852/semester

Out-of-State: $24,048/semester

In-State: $1,155/credit

Out-of-State: $2,004/credit


In-state: $13,852/semester

Out-of-State: $24,048/semester

Program Director: Alexander Sannella /

Program Coordinators:

Michele Taylor /

Elizabeth Fieseler /

Last updated Oct 2019

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