Rider helped me rediscover my passion for accounting by taking the topics and putting them into a real world context.”
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By the Numbers
Intelligent.com ranked Rider University's MAcc as the #3 Best Master's of Accounting Program in the United States and rated it as "Best Preparation for CPA Exam" in 2021.
Months to degree completion for full-time students who meet the prerequisites
Job growth projection through 2030 (BLS)
1 in 3
Rider MAcc graduates work in the Big Four accounting firms
Jonathan Grossman '13, '14 discusses Rider's impact on his professional development and how the MAcc program helped launch his accounting and finance career.
Connections to Industry
As a graduate of Rider's industry-aligned program, you'll demonstrate the technical competencies and interpersonal skills valued by leading firms and will be prepared for the CPA or other accounting licensure or certificate exams.
Rider has relationships with all Big 4 accounting firms as well as national and regional firms. Rider graduates land jobs at Deloitte, EY, KPMG and other leading organizations.
- Public accounting - Certified public accountant (CPA)
- Audit Manager
- Venture Strategist
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Senior Forensic Accountant
- Tax Associate
- Global Mobility Services Tax Associate
Our program focuses on distinct and consistent advanced business knowledge and provides the skill structure you need to succeed. The program fulfills the 150 credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure. Pursue your degree full-time or part-time with evening on-campus classes or online format options. The GRE/GMAT may be waived for qualified candidates.
Concentrations are comprised of three-course elective (nine credit hours) sequences selected from a menu of electives by either the functional area (finance, forensic accounting, information systems) or interdisciplinary area (sport management, business analytics).
Dual Degree Option
Combine your Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) to build your credentials, skills and knowledge base. Our dual-degree offerings allow students to earn both degrees with fewer total credits than earning the degrees separately.
4+1 Accelerated Program
Undergraduate students can accelerate their education by earning a B.S.B.A. in Accounting in four years, plus a MAcc degree in one additional year. Get the credits you need to sit for the CPA exam. Scholarships are available for incoming first-year undergraduates.
Flexible Learning Options for Adults
Rider also offers a flexible online version of this program tailored to fit the busy schedules and learning needs of non-traditional, adult learners.