I decided to pursue the Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program because it gave me the flexibility to balance my career, family, and education. I was able to apply the knowledge from the classes I took directly to my career.
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Designed to fit your life
You need a program that works with your busy life. Rider’s online MAcc program offers 100% online asynchronous courses and a choice of multiple start terms throughout the year. We’re ready when you are.
Six convenient start dates
- Fall - Early September and mid-October
- Spring - Late-January and mid- March
- Summer - Mid-May and early July
Career-focused concentrations and certificates
During your time at Rider, you will have a dedicated academic advisor who will help you select the electives that will match your career aspirations. You may choose to complete a concentration or certificate to supplement your accounting knowledge. Concentrations include business analytics, finance, information systems, sport management and forensic accounting. With just one additional course, you can add a certificate in business analytics, sport management or forensic accounting to your degree. You may also choose to use your electives in a more strategic fashion, so you build the unique skills and knowledge to take you where you want to go in your career.
Maximize on your knowledge of data to analyze business functions and optimize operations. You’ll learn valuable skills that will help you across all aspects of business including marketing, supply chain, operations, finance and accounting. The graduate business analytics curriculum was recently updated to meet the needs of the ever-changing business world.
The forensic accounting concentration is for students who wish to use their knowledge of accounting to manage and reduce risk, identify and prosecute criminal activities and advise on critical financial transactions. Learn to identify, collect and examine evidence for accounting fraud and abuse. Students can earn this certificate within the MAcc degree program without taking additional courses.
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, PwC and other leading organizations such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.
- Public accounting - Certified public accountant (CPA)
- Audit Manager
- Venture Strategist
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Senior Forensic Accountant
- Tax Associate
- Global Mobility Services Tax Associate
Our 30 credit online MAcc program focuses on meeting you where you are. Credits required vary based on your undergraduate degree and grades. Students with a background in accounting can waive up to 15 foundation credits so you can start building on your knowledge right away and may complete the program in one year.
Don’t have an accounting background? Get up to speed with 25.5 credits in our foundation courses (depending on your undergrad major) that will give you a solid accounting background on which to build your advanced knowledge.
The program fulfills the requirements for CPA licensure. The MAcc 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 in today’s accounting profession.