MBA/MSA Degree Overview—Coming Fall 2024

The MBA/MS in Accounting Accelerated Pathway is intended for students who want to pursue both the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting concurrently or successively. The MBA typically requires 36 credits (4 x 1.5-credit courses, 10 x 3-credit courses) while the MS in Accounting requires 30 credits (10 x 3-credit courses). The MBA/MSA accelerated pathway allows the sharing of up to 5 courses to satisfy the requirements of both degrees. The MBA/MSA pathway requires 51 credits (4 x 1.5-credit courses, 15 x 3-credit courses)* in total and can be completed at the student’s desired pace through various course formats.

Alumni that have completed an MBA in Finance or MS Accounting at Rowan University who are interested in a potential “accelerated pathway” to pursue an additional graduate business degree may transfer up to 15 credits (5 x 3-credit courses) from their first graduate business degree into the second. For those that have completed an advanced graduate business degree at another AACSB-accredited business school, they may transfer up to 9 credits (3 x 3-credit courses) from their first graduate business degree into the second.

Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business is expanding its offerings to include a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree where students can develop specialized accounting skills and knowledge for careers in a stable and steadily growing industry. The career prospects are plentiful and financially fulfilling. Students in this program will be required to complete 30 credits in a flexible environment that will prepare them for a lifetime in an industry with unlimited potential for individual growth and learning.

*We anticipate the proposed program to be fully and formally launched starting in the Fall 2024 semester.