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Accounting MBA

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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.

Curriculum

Students complete foundation, accounting, and business courses. 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.

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  Finance or Economics 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-601 Foundations of Business Ethics 1
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership  3
ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization 3
DECS-782 Statistical Analysis for Decision Makers 3
BLEG-730 Business Legal Concepts 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
ACCT-706 Cost Management 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
  Business Elective 3
Second Year
ACCT-710 Advanced Taxation 3
BLEG-731 Commercial Law and Professional Skills 3
ACCT-705 Corporate Financial Reporting II 3
  Accounting Elective 3
  Economics or Finance Elective 3
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
MGMT-759 Competitive Strategy 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 73

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • 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 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit a current resume, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

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.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate 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.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

In addition to the educational preparation for a career leading to top management, the master of business administration—accounting program fulfills the education 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.

Curriculum

Students will complete foundation, accounting, and business courses. 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 other than business or accounting.

Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting may be able to complete the program with as few as 12 graduate courses totaling 48 quarter credit hours. Full-time students starting in the fall quarter may be able to complete the degree in three quarters. With some required courses only offered once a year, additional completion time may be required for full-time students entering in other quarters. The program also is available on a part-time basis for practicing professionals.

For students without undergraduate business course work, but with an undergraduate degree meeting CPA liberal arts and science requirements, the program consists of 27 courses that may be completed in seven quarters (two academic years) of full-time study. Because of the length of required prerequisite courses, seven-quarter completion for full-time students is based on fall quarter entry. Variations will likely extend the time needed to complete the program.

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their academic advisers with questions regarding planning and course selection.

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

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0101-758 Forensic and Fraud Accounting 4
0102-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 4
0102-759 Competitive Strategy 4
0103-705 Economics for Managers 4
0102-735 Strategic Management of Technological Innovation 4
0105-761 Marketing Concepts 4
0101-707 Advanced Accounting* 4
0101-722 Advanced Cost Management 4
0101-738 Information Systems Auditing and Assurances Services 4
0101-795 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 4
0112-725 Data Management 4
0112-760 Integrated Business Systems 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 48

*Students taking these courses as part of their undergraduate program may substitute electives or other courses to fulfill the education requirements for the CPA exam.

Accounting, MBA degree, (for applicants with an undergraduate degree in accounting), typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
  Finance or Economics 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 3
ACCT-708 Auditing and Professional Responsibility 3
ACCT-707 Advanced Accounting 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Accounting, MBA degree, (for students without undergraduate business course work), typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0101-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 4
0102-735 Strategic Management of Technological Innovation 4
0102-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 4
0103-705 Economics for Managers 4
0104-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 4
0105-761 Marketing Concepts 4
0106-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
0106-782 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making 4
0101-704   Corporate Financial Reporting I 4
0101-705 Corporate Financial Reporting II 4
0101-706 Cost Management 4
0101-709 Basic Taxation 4
0101-710 Advanced Taxation 4
0101-745 Accounting Information Systems 4
  Non-accounting Professional Elective 4
Second Year
0101-707 Advanced Accounting 4
0101-708 Auditing 4
0101-722 Advanced Cost Management 4
0101-738 Information Systems Auditing and Assurances Services 4
0101-758 Forensic and Fraud 4
0101-795 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 4
0102-795 Competitive Strategy 4
0110-730 Business Legal Concepts 4
0110-731 Commercial Law 4
0112-725 Data Mangement 4
0112-760 Integrated Business Systems 4
  Finance Elective 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 108

Accounting, MBA degree, (for applicants with no previous business, economics or statistics coursework), typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MGMT-601 Business Ethics 1
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership  3
ACCT-703 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization 3
DECS-782 Statistical Analysis for Decision Makers 3
BLEG-730 Business Legal Concepts 3
FINC-721 Financial Analysis for Managers 3
ACCT-704 Corporate Financial Reporting I 3
ACCT-709 Basic Taxation 3
ACCT-745 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT-706 Cost Management 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
  Business Elective 3
Second Year
ACCT-710 Advanced Taxation 3
BLEG-731 Commercial Law and Professional Skills 3
ACCT-705 Corporate Financial Reporting II 3
  Accounting Elective 3
  Economics or Finance Elective 3
ACCT-708 Auditing and Professional Responsibility 3
ACCT-795 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 3
ACCT-738 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance 3
ACCT-707 Advanced Accounting 3
MGMT-759 Competitive Strategy 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 73

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
  • 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 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
  • Submit a personal statement,
  • Submit a current resume, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

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.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.