Online Master of Accountancy
AACSB Accounting
Accredited Program

Why Rider's Online Master of Accountancy? 

Ready to take your accounting career to the next level? Rider’s Master of Accountancy program is your key to success. Our Online MAcc program is designed for working professionals with a background in accounting who seek advanced credentials and education for CPA or other professional licensures.

Our program will provide you with the additional knowledge and depth required of accounting professionals, while providing the educational credential needed to sit for the CPA exam. Within the program, you can also pursue a concentration in forensic accounting. Because of our faculty’s ongoing interaction with the profession, you can be sure our program is state-of-the-art and incorporates the latest accounting practices, regulatory developments, and analytical tools.

The course work and the connections with your fellow students and faculty are facilitated through our innovative technology platform. Through the program’s technology, you will have access to our MAcc resource center and webinars from some of the leading accountants on key matters in the profession.

This degree program is specifically designed for current accounting professionals seeking to advance their accounting knowledge, to fulfill the educational requirements for the CPA Examination or to meet the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensing.

Required Courses
- 12 credit hours - 
 Elective Courses
- 18 credit hours -
(Choose six of the following courses) 

Issues in Financial Reporting
(MAcc 654)

Analysis of Accounting Data
(MAcc 652)

International Dimensions of Accounting
(MAcc 656)

Seminar in Taxation 
(MAcc 650)


Auditing: Practice & Cases
(MAcc 662)

Fraud & Forensic Accounting
(MAcc 663)

Fraud Detection & Deterrence
(MAcc 665)

Business Valuation
(MAcc 667)

Issues in Managerial Accounting
(MAcc 664)

Data Mining
(PMBA 8312)

Business Law
(PMBA 8491)

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Admission Requirements
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

You should hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an institution accredited by AACSB International within the five-year period prior to the desired term of enrollment. The five-year time limit can be considered for waivers based on relevant professional experience.
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16- Month Plan of Study - View Course Descriptions

MAcc 650Seminar in Taxation
MAcc 662Auditing: Practice & Class
January (JTerm)
PMBA 8491Business Law
MAcc 654Issues in Financial Reporting
MAcc 665Fraud Detection & Deterrence
MAcc 652Analysis of Accounting Data
MAcc 663Fraud & Forensic Accounting
MAcc 654Issues in Managerial Accounting
MAcc 656International Dimensions of Accounting
You will also choose from one of the following electives:
MAcc 667Business Valuation
PMBA 8312Data Mining


Questions about the curriculum?

John Farrell
Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs
Rider University
249 Sweigart Hall
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone: 609-895-5776
Facsimile: 609-896-5304

Margaret O’Reilly-Allen
Chairperson, Accounting Department
Rider University
350 Sweigart Hall
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone: 609-895-5505

For more information on graduate business programs, please contact:

The College of Business Administration
Graduate Studies

For information regarding the application process, please contact:
Rider University Graduate Admissions
800-257-9026 or 609-896-5036 


Graduate Open House
March 28, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register now

Prerequisites and Application
Curriculum - Course Descriptions
Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for an on-campus experience?
Learn about Rider's on-campus Master of Accountancy program.
of Rider's Online MAcc

Versatile: The program is designed to prepare you for a variety of career paths in the accounting profession.

Technology: User-friendly technologies provide easy access to course materials, multimedia resources, collaborative tools and professional reference materials. 

CPA Ready: Rider MAcc graduates meet the educational requirements for the CPA exam in all states. 

Relevant: The online program developed by our faculty in collaboration with accounting professionals and Rider’s Accounting Advisory Council.

Fraud and Forensic Accounting: A concentration in fraud and forensic accounting possible within the overall MAcc program.

Career Connected: Our connections with top public accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies provide you with ongoing opportunities to build valuable industry relationships.

AACSB Accredited ImageCredentials that Count: Rider is one of only 4% of universities worldwide to hold prestigious AACSB business and accounting accreditation.

Leading Faculty: The same faculty who teach on campus classes also teach the online courses; they are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Professional Certifications: Our program readies you to take the CPA, CMA, CIA and CFE examinations.

A “Big Picture” Perspective: Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that you will learn much more than accounting. Our program develops well-rounded business professionals as top-notch accountants.