NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting Program isn't trendy. It isn't offered online and classes don't fall on weekends, but it is enduring.
Innovative in the sense that it was created for liberal arts students who haven't studied accounting or business, the 60-year-old program is still going strong and remains a smart path to an accounting career.
Here are three reasons why:
No. 1: It's quick. A student is done in 14 months – that's 10 months shorter than a traditional MBA. Whether you're considering a career transition or interested in gaining more knowledge, one of the biggest attractions of the program is the relatively short amount of time required to complete it. Two months are devoted to an internship and the bulk of the program moves at an accelerated pace as students learn, network and interview simultaneously. The short time frame doesn't impact the program's quality though. The professors are the same ones who teach in Rutgers Business School's highly ranked MBA and specialty master's programs.
No. 2: It's a feeder program into regional accounting firms, including the Big Four. The program benefits from one of Rutgers Business School's strengths: accounting. Rutgers has long-standing connections to the accounting industry and has supplied it with talented graduates for years. The job placement rate for domestic students on or before graduation in 2017 was 78 percent. Within the first weeks of the program, students are meeting alumni and recruiters from accounting firms in the region. The majority of offers – 71 percent – come from Big Four firms. A growing number of students – 29 percent of the recent class of graduates – are choosing mid-sized firms for quality of life reasons, according to Alexander Sannella, the program director.
No. 3 or, maybe, just the icing on the cake: Students leave the program with the 150 credits necessary to take the CPA, another important credential that makes graduates of the program more marketable. It's one more benefit of this unique MBA program.
Want to learn more? Visit a Graduate Admissions Open House on Oct. 7 in Newark or Oct. 29 in New Brunswick to speak with faculty and students about the Rutgers MBA in Professional Accounting.
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