The emphasis of the Master’s in Accounting is on professional and technological competency for entry into the accounting profession. The program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge, integrate ethical principles into decision making, critically evaluate alternative solutions, articulate issues effectively, solve complex problems, and differentiate relevant information. 

This program of study, combined with a bachelor’s degree in business, meets the current minimum educational requirements for the certified public accounting (CPA) license in New Jersey. The CPA license is acknowledged internationally as a standard for accountants in public accounting and in the corporate environment. It is a valuable credential for career progression and for broadening professional skills and perspective.


Admission to the master’s in accounting program requires that the student:

  • Has completed a bachelor’s degree. A student who has no educational background in business may be required to take undergraduate courses in business.

  • Has met all the minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office, including recent GMAT test results.



Foundation Accounting (12 credits)
BUSI 601  Accounting for Business Entities
BUSI 602  Introduction to Taxation*
BUSI 604  Special Topics in Accounting
BUSI 608  Financial Accounting

Required Core (24 credits) **
BUSI 603  Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
BUSI 610  Business Ethics
BUSI 651  Professional Auditing
BUSI 652  Accounting for Managers
BUSI 653  Taxation of Business Entities
BUSI 659  Analysis of Financial Statements
BUSI 681  Business Law for Managers 
BUSI 754  Contemporary Accounting Issues

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Select six credits from the following:
BUSI 607  Corporate Financial Management
BUSI 612  Global Strategic Management
BUSI 625  Financial Modeling
BUSI 670  Working Capital Management

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New Jersey City University

Situated just minutes from New York City, the New Jersey City University is one of the most diverse college campuses in America.  NJCU’s global perspective starts with its professors and students, who come from countries worldwide.  Within this stimulating environment, NJCU offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and 27 graduate degree and diploma programs, including many emerging and interdisciplinary fields.  Students prepare for success by engaging in rigorous applied-learning experiences and cooperative education internships. With campuses in Jersey City and at the Harborside Financial Center waterfront, across from the NYC financial district, NJCU graduate programs offer flexibility, affordability, challenging content and stimulating faculty.