Rochester Institute of Technology

Saunders College of Business

Accounting (MBA)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.B.A. - Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In addition to the educational preparation for a career leading to top management, the MBA - Accounting program fills New York State Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) education requirements to sit for the CPA exam. The program also stresses the skills necessary for the design, operation, and control of accounting information systems.

The program is available on a full-time and part-time basis. The program is primarily an on campus program, although some courses may be available online. Full-time students must begin studies in the fall semester.

Course offerings

Up-to-date information about courses is available online at

The Saunders College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Program for students without undergraduate business course work:

For students without undergraduate business course work, but with an undergraduate degree meeting CPA liberal arts and science requirements, the program consists of 73 semester credit hours that may be completed two academic years of full-time study. 

Program for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting:

Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting may be able to complete the program with as little as 10 graduate courses containing 30 semester credit hours. Full-time students starting in the fall quarter may be able to complete the degree in three quarters. The program is also available on a part-time basis for practicing professionals.



International Student Requirements:

Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships), International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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