Program overview

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 dual AACSB accreditation in accounting and business. 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.

By the numbers ranked Rider University's MAcc as the #4 Best Online Master's of Accountancy program in the United States and rated it "Most Diverse Curriculum" in 2022.


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Alumni testimonial

Jonathan Grossman '13, '14 discusses Rider's impact on his professional development and how the MAcc program helped launch his accounting and finance career.

Rider MAcc Graduate Profile: Jonathan Grossman
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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. 

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).

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

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. 

Tuition benefits for University partners

Rider University is proud to partner with local and international businesses and organizations to promote professional development and make higher education more accessible. Tuition discounts and additional benefits are available for eligible employees or members, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Partners include Bank of America, Prospanica, Church & Dwight, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and more. 



Maria Sanchez


Department of Accounting

Sweigart Hall

msanchez [at]


Academic Focus: Accounting

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