The MBA concentration in accounting offers carefully selected courses that will help students gain advanced accounting knowledge and exposure to many concepts related to CPA study. In 2017, the CPA will require a set of new standards and guidelines that necessitate a change in program delivery. Therefore, we have aligned many of our courses to address the various anticipated changes.
The MBA concentration in accounting focuses on areas related to taxation, auditing, reporting, law and ethics, managerial accounting, cost accounting, and financial accounting with a specific focus on strategic thinking and leadership. Graduates generally pursue certifications such as CPA, ABA, ABV, CVA, CMA, and several others. Our MBA alumni are employed in public accounting, corporate accounting, banking, risk management, auditing, taxation, and a plethora of other disciplines in the accounting field.
Students who plan on taking the CPA exam must schedule an appointment with the chair of the Department of Accounting & Law. Due to the different rules and educational requirements set by different states, the department chair will best be able to help you plan your studies to meet the requirements prior to sitting for the CPA exam.
December 1st: Spring semesterMay 1st: Summer semesterAugust 1st: Fall semester*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis
*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)December 1st: Summer (May intake)
Aliyah Xu Assistant DirectorXuY@wpunj.edu 973-720-3745
Coursework in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting online program has been specifically aligned to meet updated standards and guidelines for CPA study. This program also enhances your skill set for careers in public accounting, banking, risk management, auditing, taxation, and more.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470