Department of Accounting and Law

Martin Rudnick

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Office:   Valley 4068
Phone:   973-720-2618
Email:   rudnickm@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By appointment

Department: Accounting and Law
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: The effect of the 150-credit requirement to take the CPA exam.

Professional Degrees:

M.A., Accounting, University of Alabama, 1973
B.S., Accounting, University of Alabama, 1969

Previous Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Ramapo College, 1976-1977
  • Instructor, Lehman College of CUNY, 1974-1976

Primary Research Interests:

  • Currently doing research on the effect of the 150-credit requirement to take the CPA exam. My research includes but is not limited to the 150 credit rule effect on the accounting profession, the change in curriculum at colleges and universities offering accounting programs and the additional educational requirements mandated by the 54 jurisdictions across the United States that offer the CPA exam.

Representative Publications:

  • "Our 25+ Year Journey to AACSB Accreditation". Martin Rudnick MA CPA, Robert Bing JD, Elizabeth Ekmekjian JD and Berch Haroian Ph. D. Journal of College Teaching and Learning Volume 3, Number 4 April 2006 pgs 27-31.
  • "Preparing Undergraduate Accounting Majors for the CPA Exam: One Department’s Approach, 2005 College Teaching and Learning Conference
  • "Teaching ABC & Cost Behavior to Non Numbers People". Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. The College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2005.
  • "The Joy of Teaching Future Accountants". Martin Rudnick MA CPA, Robert Bing JD and Elizabeth Ekmekjian JD. The European College Teaching and Learning Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2005.
  • "How to Prepare Students for the New Economics and Finance Component of the CPA Exam". Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. The College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2005
  • (2004) "Designing An MBA Curriculum With AACSB In Mind." Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Presented at The College Teaching & Learning Conference January 2004. Orlando, Florida. Received "Best Paper Award"
  • (2004) "Do College Accounting Curriculums Teach to the CPA Exam. Should They?" Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Presented at The College Teaching & Learning Conference January, 2004. Orlando, Florida. Received "Best Paper Award"
  • (2004) "Accounting Education: Curriculum for the 21st Century", Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Presented at the National Business and Economics Conference March 2004 Hilo, Hawaii.
  • (2004) "A Study of Accounting Programs As They Relate To The Changes in the CPA Exam." Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Presented at the International Applied Business Research Conference March 2004. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • (2004) "Designing An MBA Curriculum With AACSB In Mind." Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Accepted for publication in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning.
  • (2004) "Do College Accounting Curriculums Teach To The CPA Exam? Should They?" Martin Rudnick and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. Accepted for publication in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning.
     "A Study of Accounting Programs As They Relate to the Changes in the CPA Exam". Martin Rudnick MA CPA and Virginia Taylor Ph. D. 2004, International Business Research Conference.
     "Preparing Undergraduate Accounting Majors for the CPA Exam: One Department’s Approach". Martin Rudnick MA CPA, Robert Bing JD and Elizabeth Ekmekjian JD. The College Teaching and Learning Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2006.
  • Currently completely two papers with Virginia Taylor Ph. D. A Study on Accounting Programs as They Relate to Proposed Changes to a Computerized CPA Exmination and The Effect of the 150 Credit Hour Requirement on Accounting Curriculums in Colleges and Universities in the United States.
  • Person Wolinsky CPA Review Course - For the past twenty years I have contributed to the materials used to help students study for and pass the CPA exam. My contributions have been in writing and editing the review materials that are used in this course. This encompasses the area of financial accounting and not for profit accounting.

Representative Industrial Work/Consulting Experience:

I speak before numerous professional organizations on the requirements to take the CPA exam. Examples of the organizations I have addressed are the Accounting Honor Societies of Rutgers University, Pace University, Ramapo College, New York University, Medgar Evers College, Montclair State University, College of Staten Island and St. Peters College. I have been making these presentations on at each above named institution as well as a number of other schools in the New York metropolitan area at least once a year since 1990.
Additionally, I prepare and teach review courses that prepare candidates to pass the uniform CPA exam. I primarily teach classes too for the FARE and ARE sections of the CPA exam. I have been doing this for the past 24 years at least 10 times each fall and spring.

Current Courses Offered:

  • ACCT212: Managerial Accounting
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  • ACCT312: Intermediate Accounting II
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  • ACCT430: Advanced Accounting II
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"I love teaching and I get tremendous satisfaction out of knowing that my work (if I can really call teaching "work") is helping to improve someone's life."