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Accounting Concentration

The concentration provides MBA students with an understanding of financial statements from a user’s perspective and is not intended to provide adequate credits or learning to prepare for CPA exam.

Accounting Concentration  (9 credits)

Students with a non-Accounting undergraduate degree:

               ACCT 520 - Contemp Issues/Fin Acct I (Prerequisite ACCT560)

               ACCT 521 - Contemp Issues/Fin Acct II (Prerequisite ACCT520)

               ACCT 523 - Financial Statement Analysis

Students with an Accounting undergraduate degree should contact the Accounting Department Chairperson for advisement  on other Accounting electives.

Accounting Certificate

The graduate certificate program is a non-CPA track set of accounting courses designed principally for individuals currently in the workforce who want to enhance their accounting knowledge and education. This certificate consists of the courses included in the Accounting Concentration plus two additional courses.

MBA students interested in this offering should declare the Accounting concentration AND apply for the Accounting Certificate. By completing the courses below, you will satisfy the requirements for both the concentration AND the certificate.

Accounting Certificate (15 credits)

ACCT 520, ACCT 521, ACCT 523

Plus: ACCT 512 - Fundamentals of Federal Taxation

         ACCT 524 - Auditing Concepts and Techniques

Professional Accounting Certificate 

This Professional Accounting Certificate Program is designed to satisfy the NJ State Board requirement of 24 credits in accounting education which is one of several education requirements to qualify to sit for the CPA exam. This certificate consists of the courses included in the Accounting Certificate plus two additional courses.

MBA students interested in this offering should declare the Accounting Concentration AND apply for the Professional Accounting Certificate. By completing the courses below, you will satisfy the requirements for both the concentration AND this certificate.

Professional Accounting Certificate (24 credits including ACCT 560)

ACCT 520, ACCT 521, ACCT 523, ACCT 512, ACCT 524

Plus: ACCT 510 - Accounting Information Systems

         ACCT 539 - Advanced Audit Analytics 

Forensic Accounting Certificate 

This certificate program ONLY accepts applications from individuals with undergraduate degrees in accounting. Applications from individuals with undergraduate degrees in finance with relative work experience will also be carefully considered.

MBA students interested in this offering should declare the Accounting concentration AND apply for the Forensic Accounting Certificate. The courses below will satisfy the requirements for both the concentration AND the certificate.

Forensic Accounting Certificate (graduate - 12 credits)

ACCT 526 - Forensic Accounting

ACCT 527 - Fraud Accounting

ACCT 528 - Business Valuation

BSLW 506 - Business Law in Forensics

 

Accounting Department Contact Information

Karen Richards

Department Administrator - Department of Accounting & Finance

Room 392

Phone: 973-655-4174

Email: acctfinc@montclair.edu

 

Dana Harris

Program Assistant – Department of Accounting & Finance

Room 392

Phone: 973-655-4174

Email: acctfinc@montclair.edu

 

Ronald Strauss

Chair - Department of Accounting & Finance

Room 381

Phone: 973-655-5228

Email: acctfinc@montclair.edu

*The Accounting & Finance Department has the right to change or adjust course offerings at any time.