Accounting MBA


Graduate Admissions Counselor

Keith Davis
585-475-7223, krdges@rit.edu


Department Contact

Jenna Lenhardt
585-475-6916, jlenhardt@saunders.rit.edu


Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Full-Time: Fall; Part-time: Fall, Spring, Summer
Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE
Other
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 92
IELTS 7.0
PTE Academic 63

 

Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

In addition to the educational preparation for a career leading to top management, the master of business administration—accounting fulfills the educational requirements that allow students to sit for the New York State Certified Public Accountancy exam. The program stresses the skills necessary for the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems.

Plan of study

The program offers two tracks, one for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting and one for students who have an undergraduate degree in a field outside of business, economics, statistics, or accounting.

Curriculum

Accounting, MBA degree (for applicants with an undergraduate degree in accounting), typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Management Information Systems Elective 3
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership  3
BLEG-731 Commercial Law and Professional Skills 3
MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization 3
MGMT-735 Management of Innovation in Products and Services 3
MGMT-759 Competitive Strategy 3
ACCT-795 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 3
ACCT-738 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Services 3
ACCT-708 Auditing and Professional Responsibility 3
ACCT-707 Advanced Accounting 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Accounting, MBA degree (for applicants with no previous business, economics, or statistics course work), typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-775 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics 3
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership  3
ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization 3
MGIS-650 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Intelligence 3
BLEG-730 Business Legal Concepts 3
BLEG-731 Commercial Law and Professional Skills 3
FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 3
ACCT-704 Corporate Financial Reporting I 3
ACCT-709 Basic Taxation 3
ACCT-645 Accounting Information Systems 3
MGMT-735 Management of Innovation in Products and Services 3
ESCB-705 Economics and Decision Modeling 3
DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
Second Year
ACCT-710 Tax Analysis and Strategy 3
ACCT-705 Corporate Financial Reporting II 3
  Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Management Information Systems Elective 6
ACCT-708 Auditing and Professional Responsibility 3
ACCT-795 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 3
ACCT-738 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance Services 3
ACCT-707 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT-706 Cost Management 3
MGMT-759 Competitive Strategy 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 72

 

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA—accounting program, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application. 
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
  • Have working knowledge of algebra and statistics.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Submit scores from the GMAT or GRE. (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships.
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 92 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.
  • Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate and Part-time Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.

 

Additional information

Deferment

Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.


Career Outcomes

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education website provides information pertaining to student skills and capabilities, salary data, career information, job outcomes, and contact information for the Career Services Coordinator by program.


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