We’re on the U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges list, the Wall Street Journal's Top U.S. College list, and our accounting program is one of only 2% of programs worldwide with accreditation from the AACSB International. And we got those rankings for a reason. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio and an emphasis on internships and co-ops, accounting students leave Rider fully prepared to thrive in their fields.
Put it into practice
We believe you learn best when you apply classroom skills to real-world business. That’s why we give all our students the opportunity to gain essential hands-on experience, develop on-the-job skills and make connections through our internship, co-op and volunteer program.
Build your team
Our dedicated and driven faculty members don’t just hold advanced degrees and professional certifications, they bring specialized, real-world knowledge and experience into the classroom. In addition, faculty members also complete scholarly research and build strong mentoring relationships with students.
Join the club
Network with accounting and finance professionals and connect with faculty advisors as part of our department’s professional student organizations.
- Beta Alpha Psi
- Accounting Society
- Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- Accounting Advisory Council
Rider University helped me learn how to learn. Every day I face new scenarios at work, and I realize I have the confidence to tackle anything, thanks to Rider."
Where you'll go from here
Our grads are regularly recruited by the ‘Big 4’ as well as major corporations, government agencies and many regional and small accounting firms. Here are just a few places where you’ll find our Broncs:
- Bristol Myers Squibb
CPA Exam information
Rider's undergraduate accounting program prepares students to sit for the CPA exam. Students have the option to double major in the B.S.B.A. program or continue to the Master of Accountancy graduate degree to fulfill the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure.
Learn more about the CPA exam, specific requirements and frequently asked questions on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website.
From novice to professionals
Accounting alumni inspire us every day, and the list keeps getting longer. See the exciting things these Broncs have done with their degrees.