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Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Frequently Asked Questions

The Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Rutgers School of Business–Camden is 100% online. The Online MAcc program is a 30-credit graduate degree program and provides accounting knowledge and application skills needed to help students advance in or gain employment.

Curriculum and Course Requirements

General Questions

Thirty (30) credit hours

The program is structured to (1) give you significant freedom to stack coursework to acquire knowledge of and expand interests in areas of accountancy and other related business subjects that are most relevant for your career, while (2) ensuring that you have a solid understanding of the different aspects of accountancy. The program structure thus depends on your background.


The Online MAcc is comprised of ten courses. If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, you will choose at least five of the accounting courses offered in the program, along with any five additional courses from the Rutgers Online MAcc, MBA, and MSBA programs. If you do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting, you will take a minimum of six core accounting courses in the program, along with additional courses from the Rutgers Online MAcc, MBA, and MSBA programs to complete the thirty credit hours.

Courses may be taken in any order.

All classes are offered fully online.

Yes. Some  Online MAcc courses are offered in the Rutgers Online MBA and MSBA programs.

The Online MAcc program follows a traditional semester calendar, with fall classes starting in September, spring classes starting in January, and summer classes starting in May each year. You can start the program at the beginning of any semester.

Classes will consist of asynchronous elements, such as recorded lectures, readings, discussion boards, cases, and other materials that the student completes or contributes to each week. Synchronous elements may also be incorporated, such as live chat office hours, homework help, etc. Quizzes, exams, assignments, and other assessments will need to be completed according to the stated guidelines of each course.

If students enroll in four (4) courses in the fall, four (4) in the spring, and two (2) courses in the summer, the degree could be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may complete the program at a slower pace, as well.

Each course in the Online MAcc is worth 3 credits. You should plan to spend approximately 10 to 12 hours each week, on average, to complete course requirements. The amount of time needed will vary as a function of prior preparation and aptitude.

No, there is no in-person residency required. All classes are offered fully online.

Yes. As a student matriculated in the Online MAcc program, you will have full access to the Rutgers-Camden Career Center, including career fairs, resume reviews, mock interviews, etc.

Rutgers is the 8th oldest university in the nation. We are the leading state university in New Jersey, spanning three campuses, including Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, with over 65,000 current students and over 500,000 alumni worldwide.

Earning a MAcc degree provides the expertise necessary to take advantage of opportunities to advance in accountancy, finance and related careers. MAcc students will expand their knowledge of accounting concepts, acquire additional technical competence, learn about the latest technological trends in business, and gain superior analytical skills.

After completing the Online MAcc program, in addition to your Bachelor's degree, you meet the 150 credit hour CPA licensure requirement. Moreover, the program allows you to meet the requirement of a minimum of 24 semester hours of accounting coursework to sit for the CPA exam. However, requirements vary across states and jurisdictions. Therefore, students interested in taking the CPA exam should carefully research the requirements in the jurisdiction in which they plan to sit to confirm they will meet all requirements. For information about specific jurisdictions please check https://nasba.org/stateboards/ and www.thiswaytocpa.com/exam-licensure/state-requirements/

Application Process

For domestic students, applications are due August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for Summer. For international students, the deadlines are June 1 for Fall and October 1 for Spring.

You need to provide:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Original transcripts from your undergraduate university.

    Transcripts must show the title of the degree earned and the date the degree was conferred.

  • Two letters of recommendation (from professors or professional colleagues) *
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement describing why you are applying to the program

* Note: An automatic email will be sent to your listed recommenders from the Office of Admissions (grad_help@gradadm.rutgers.edu). When requesting the letter from your recommender, please make them aware of the email from admissions and have them include the following in the letter:

  • Your current position, company affiliation, telephone number, and email address (preferably official email address).
  • How long and in what capacity did you know the applicant?

Applicants with international degrees are not required to have their educational credentials evaluated by a NACES evaluating agency. Applicants should submit original or certified (notarized) copies of all post-secondary transcripts, marksheets, examination results, diplomas, and degrees. If not issued in English, a translation must be provided from a professional translation agency. 

Please note that the Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) reserves the right to request an applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited agency. RSBC will reach out to the applicant with this request. For a list of NACES agencies, go to:  http://naces.org/members.htm 

If applicants already have an advanced degree from the U.S., applicants will be required to submit an official copy of the advanced degree as well as the official transcripts of their bachelor's degree. 

Selected three-year bachelor’s degrees from India may be considered equivalent to a U. S. bachelor’s degree without an evaluation if they have been earned in Division I/First Class and the awarding institution is currently accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a letter grade of “A” or better.  

All transcripts and translations should be sent to:
Rutgers University
Attn: Graduate Admissions
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

GMAT or GRE scores are NOT required for the Online MAcc Program.

Work experience is not needed to apply, but it may be looked upon favorably for your application.

A four-year bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited university is acceptable. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in something other than accounting must complete up to four prerequisite courses (financial accounting, intermediate accounting, auditing, and tax). The prerequisite courses may be waived on a course-by-course basis.

You may petition for a transfer of up to six (6) credits of graduate coursework completed at another AACSB accredited university, if the credits largely replicate course offerings in the MAcc program and you received a grade of B or better in the course(s). Contact the program director for more information.

You can take up to five years from the time you begin the degree to complete the 30 credits.

Deferrals are granted only for a full academic year, from one fall semester to the very next fall semester, with the exception of students leaving for military service. A deferral is official only when you are notified that the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions has granted your request.

Fees and Financial Aid

Students may apply for financial aid if they are enrolled in at least two courses in a semester. Contact the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid for more information (https://studentaid.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6039). Unfortunately, financial aid is not available to international students.

Students receive a term bill at the start of each semester, which they must pay in full. Upon receipt of their grade for the class, they can submit evidence of their tuition payment to their employer for reimbursement, as appropriate.

You can contact the Program Director, Dr. Edward Werner (856-225-6978 / edward.werner@rutgers.edu), or the Graduate Programs Coordinator, Amelia Nowak (856-668-4955 / apn25@camden.rutgers.edu).

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