Learn the Business of Numbers
You do more than make calculations — you lay the groundwork for company-wide success. Your online Master of Accountancy degree with a concentration in Finance can help you gain the industry knowledge to position yourself for career advancement. When you pursue a concentration in Finance, you can develop the in-demand skills that lead to success in the competitive corporate environment.
Why Choose Rider for Your Online MAcc with a Finance Concentration?
Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want to pick a program that will help further your value as a financial professional. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You can explore the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive results.
Pursuing your MAcc with a concentration in finance can prepare you for leadership roles in managerial finance. Learn the industry-leading best practices and trends to help you elevate your success with our comprehensive graduate degree program.
What Does Our Finance Concentration Cover?
Learn to read between the numbers. Your finance concentration is designed to build your accounting knowledge and economic strategy. When you understand the evolving technology, financial market operations and fundamental concepts of budgetary management, you can influence critical business decisions.
- Advance your understanding of modern principles and techniques for corporate treasury management.
- Learn the principles of investment analysis and portfolio management. Analyze stocks and fixed income securities, mutual funds, international investing, margin trading and short sales, convertibles, stock options and financial futures.
- Study the techniques of multinational financial management, financial modeling, portfolio management and financial planning.
Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities
Master of Accountancy graduates with a concentration in Finance can advance their accounting competencies and prepare for the CPA and other professional licensures. When you pursue your online MAcc, you learn the skills to evaluate markets and business performance to help forecast revenue.
Job growth for accountants is steadily expanding, projected at 10% from 2016 to 2026*. By pursuing a concentration in Finance, your online MAcc degree can advance your skills, help prove your value and expand your employment opportunities.
Your Master of Accountancy with a Finance concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries**:
Projected Job Growth: 10.8%
Projected Job Growth: 18.7%
Projected Job Growth: 10%
Financial Reporting Manager
Projected Job Growth: 18.7%
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics **Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026
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 for 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.
GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.
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.
Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MAcc program.
Why Earn Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Finance?
Your Finance concentration aligns with distinctive managerial and accounting courses, and can help put you on the CFO path. Through Rider’s online MAcc program, you can become adept at synthesizing financial and accounting data, and using modeling to recommend financial strategies that impact high-level business decisions.
By pursuing your MAcc degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.
Gain access to dedicated faculty
Enjoy the freedom of an online education
Collaborate with classmates via message boards
Nurture your future around your schedule
Pick a Start Time That Works For You
Your program has to fit around your life. 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.
- Fall A – August 31
- Fall B – October 19
- Spring A – January 25
- Spring B – March 22
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
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.
How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Finance?
Your degree will consist of 10 courses and 30 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.
- 21 credit hours in core courses
- 9 credit hours in concentration courses
Finance Concentration (9 credit hours):
|PMBA 8343||Investment Instruments and Strategies||3 Credits|
Principles of investment analysis and portfolio management. Includes analysis of stocks and fixed income securities, mutual funds, international investing, margin trading and short sales, convertibles, stock options and financial futures. Hedging strategies, market forecasting and tax advantaged investments are also discussed. Makes considerable use of problems to illustrate concepts. This course applies to the Finance concentration. Prerequisite(s): Completion of PMBA 8040.
|PMBA 8345||International Financial Management||3 Credits|
The techniques of multinational financial management are developed for enterprises that do business in more than one country and/or have assets and liabilities denominated in more than one currency. The management of foreign exchange and country risks is applied to working capital, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. This course applies to the Finance and Global Business concentrations.
|PMBA 8349||Personal Financial Planning||3 Credits|
This course provides a background and an appreciation of the fundamental concepts and processes associated with Personal Financial Management. Various technical elements that are part of the study for a Certified Financial Planner certification will be covered including risk management, investments, tax planning, retirement planning, employee benefits, and estate planning. This course applies to the Finanace concentration. Prerequisite(s): Completion of PMBA 8040 or any MAcc student with PMBA 8020 completed.
At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can advance your career around your busy schedule.
You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership.