Why choose Rider for your online master’s in accountancy?
Learn the business of numbers on your schedule. Our online MAcc program is designed for working professionals who seek advanced credentials to obtain the CPA or other professional licensures. This program is intended to build on your core mathematical competencies and foster your analytical mindset. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain the additional educational credentials needed to sit for the CPA exam, Rider can help you achieve your goals.
Qualify for CPA licensure
Do more than gain the required hours to sit for the CPA exam ― gain the knowledge. You can develop your technical competencies and prepare for the CPA.
Specialize your education with a concentration in Business Analytics, Finance, or Forensic Accounting. Rider’s curriculum is versatile, helping you prepare for various professional certifications to shape your career.
Prepare for success as a career changer
Rider welcomes students from all backgrounds into the online MAcc program. Your enrollment advisor will help you prepare by pacing your foundation courses and staggering them throughout your time of study. Make a smooth transition into the program — and your new career.
Learn on your schedule
Our online master’s in accountancy gives you the flexibility to build your accounting skills around your life. You can join the online MAcc program in the fall, spring or summer and work at your own pace on a part-time basis. With Rider, you can tailor your degree to fit with your commitments. If you are looking for on-campus or hybrid learning options, please see the on-campus MAcc website for courses offered at our Lawrenceville, NJ location.
“The Rider MAcc program was the perfect option for me as I was working full time as an Auditor and Forensic accountant at a local firm. The online MAcc was designed to support students learning what they need to move forward in their career, and I was able to complete two or three classes per semester while working full time. I chose the Rider Online Macc specifically because they offer the focus in forensics. This is the only college I found that had the high-level accreditation for their online program and offered the forensic focus.”
— Samantha Overton, MAcc ’19
Diverse accounting career opportunities
Accounting professionals remain in high demand, especially those with graduate-level credentials. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 10% job growth for accountants and auditors from 2016 to 2026.
We’ve structured our MAcc program to give you a competitive edge in a thriving industry. You can gain the expertise to qualify for advanced roles in the field, including managerial and analyst positions. Your Master of Accountancy can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:
Personal Financial Advisor
Accountant or Auditor
*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Online Master of Accountancy Curriculum
Rider’s online curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world skills that translate to industry expertise. Develop your skills in quantitative analysis, technical knowledge and data management.
Our online courses are taught by on-campus faculty holding doctoral degrees. These professors are scholars in their fields and remain engaged in the industry.
Explore our curriculum page.
Our online Master of Accountancy is a great option for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible to anyone who has the desire to pursue it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MAcc program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A current résumé.
Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MAcc courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.
Pick a start time that works for you.
Your program has to fit around your schedule. So in addition to making our MAcc degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Spring A – February 1
- Spring B – March 22
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
- Fall A – September 8
- Fall B – October 27
When you earn your Master of Accountancy degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.