Master of Business Administration: Accounting

The Accounting Concentration within the Rohrer College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to equip students of diverse academic backgrounds with both an overall understanding of accounting concepts as well as specific advanced topics in financial, managerial accounting and tax. In combination with an undergraduate degree in accounting, students have the option of meeting the 150 credit hour educational requirements for licensure as certified public accountants in the State of New Jersey through the Rohrer College of Business MBA program.

Specific objectives of the Concentration in Accounting are to provide MBA graduates with the education necessary to undertake independent analysis in financial and managerial accounting using the appropriate research tools, to develop specialized knowledge of accounting at the graduate level, and to apply accounting problem solving to "real world" situations.


The Rowan University Master of Business Administration program consists of 12 graduate classes (36 s.h.) with nine required (27 s.h.) and three elective (9 s.h.) courses. The three elective courses allow the individual student to tailor the academic program to meet his/her specific career development needs. Prospective students who do not have the required foundation courses may choose to apply directly to the MBA program, and complete their foundation courses while enrolled as a graduate student.

Rowan's MBA program is especially designed to accommodate both full-time students and full-time employees. The program is personal, pragmatic and progressive. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evening, on Saturdays, and online to accommodate demanding work schedules. Rowan's reputation as a respected regional university makes the reasonable cost of a Rowan MBA a wise investment.


The following courses make up the Master of Business Administration: Accounting program.

Required Courses: 27 semester hours (s.h.)

Total Program Semester Hours: 36

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE or GMAT test results (minimum score of 450). Learn more about the GRE/GMAT waiver criteria.

  • Foundation Courses (Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution with a minimum grade of “C". *Foundation courses FC-6 and FC-7 must be completed at a 4-year institution to fulfill foundation course requirements.):

    • FC-1. Calculus Techniques & Applications
    • FC-2. Statistics I
    • FC-3. Foundations of Accounting OR Principles of Accounting I and II
    • FC-4. Principles of Econ: A Survey OR Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
    • FC-5. Principles of Marketing
    • FC-6. Principles of Finance*
    • FC-7. Operations Management*

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Master of Business Administration: Accounting program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2019 05/07/2019 04/01/2019
Fall 2019 09/03/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$751 $157.90 908.90