Master of Science in Accounting
With a Master of Science in Accounting, you’ll gain advanced knowledge in taxation, cost accounting, capital management, money and banking that will make you more competitive as you enter the business world. This degree will help prepare and equip you to sit for the rigorous CPA exam. Undergraduate students can combine this program with their accounting bachelor’s to be prepared to sit for the CPA exam upon completion.
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What you'll study
Advanced taxation, advanced auditing, accounting research, corporate financial management, economics and the legal environment.
What you can do
Become an accountant, a financial analyst, a controller, a tax examiner or a financial advisor.
Students have interned at:
- ADP management services company
- Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)
- Private and public companies
- Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records. (Source: bls.gov)
- Classes for the M.S. in Accounting are taught in a rigorous yet informal seminar format that encourages collaboration between and among the faculty and students. The small size of the program allows for a supportive environment that promotes student success.
- This ten-course cohort program is designed to be completed in two academic years with courses being offered year-round.
You could be ...
- An accountant or auditor: Median pay $68,150 per year. Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time.
- A tax examiner: Median pay $52,060 per year. Tax examiners and collectors and revenue agents ensure that federal, state and local governments get their tax money from businesses and individuals. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed and collect overdue tax payments.
- A financial analyst: Median pay $81,760 per year. Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals about money and investment decisions.
- A financial manager: Median pay $121,750 per year. Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
Professor Luchka earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bloomfield College and the Masters in Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2016, Professor Luchka taught as an adjunct professor here for several years, and spent 15 years working as an accountant within the pharmaceutical industry.
Courses taught include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost/Managerial Accounting, Taxation for Individuals, Advanced Accounting II, and Corporate Taxation.
Professor Luchka is a Certified Public Accountant, with an active license in the state of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Student Programs and Scholarships Committee and is a member of the Accounting Educators Community.