Energize Your Career

Fast-track your career and earning potential with Rider’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree program. Study in one of only two schools in New Jersey with AACSB accreditation in accounting.  Rider's curriculum has a practical focus on technology, and its impact on accounting, to equip graduates with the business analytics and communication skills necessary to succeed. Five specializations are available, including business analytics, finance and forensic accounting.

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By the Numbers


Months to degree completion for full-time students who meet the prerequisites


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1 in 3

Rider MAcc graduates work in the Big Four accounting firms

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Public accounting - Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Audit Manager
  • Venture Strategist
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Forensic Accountant
  • Tax Associate
  • Global Mobility Services Tax Associate
  • Controller
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Every day I face new scenarios at work, and I realize I have the confidence to tackle anything, thanks to Rider.
Kyle Rubin '18
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
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Program Requirements

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.

Concentration in Forensic Accounting

The forensic accounting concentration is designed to prepare MAcc students for a career as a forensic accountant. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in public accounting, with legal firms or government agencies. The program utilizes case studies, mock investigations, mock trials, guest speakers and professionals who are experts in their areas.

The concentration consists of at least nine graduate semester hours (three courses) for students enrolled in the MAcc program. Students must complete the required MAcc core and use their program electives to fulfill the Forensic Accounting concentration requirements.

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.

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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. 

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

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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.


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