48 months
29756 USD/year
29756 USD/year
12914 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Accounting is an integral part of every business. This is why the Accounting program of Rutgers University was established to help students learn how to run efficiently, how to keep public records accurately, and how to pay taxes properly and on time.


Students can obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the Accounting program of Rutgers University. Some major specializations include public accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, government accounting, budget accounting and internal auditing. Additionally, students preparing for a career in public accounting, who meet specified academic requirements, have the opportunity to enroll in an accounting program at the master’s level. Many students continue on to take the CPA Exam after earning their BS in Accounting at RBS.

Career Paths

Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities for their clients, which may be corporations, governments, nonprofit organizations, or individuals. Some public accountants specialize in forensic accounting—investigating and interpreting white-collar crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement, bankruptcies and contract disputes, and other complex and possibly criminal financial transactions, including money laundering by organized criminals. Management accountants—also called cost, managerial, industrial, corporate, or private accountants—record and analyze the financial information of the companies for which they work. Government Accountants may work as Internal Revenue Service agents or in financial management, financial institution examination, or budget analysis and administration. Internal auditors verify the effectiveness of their organization’s internal controls and check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud.

Rutgers Business School has become a valuable resource for the New York metropolitan corporate community. Students graduate from the Accounting program with a strong foundation, and are well prepared to enter the job market. Below is a list of occupations of some of our recent graduates:

Sample Occupations

  • Actuary
  • Collections Agent
  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • Financial Investment Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • IRS Investigator
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Auditor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Tax

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14878 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14878 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6457 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Newark

935 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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