Graduates of the program will possess critical thinking skills and an in-depth understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This will enable them to identify financial problems and employ the applicable research skills necessary to provide effective solutions to improve business practices. Graduates will also be able to identify current emerging domestic and international issues in the accounting profession and the resulting strategic impact on business.
Graduates will understand the importance of professional responsibility and adhere to the ethical standards of the accounting profession. Students will learn how to identify ethical deficiencies in the accounting process and recommend effective and viable solutions. Each student will also possess the capacity to comprehend their professional responsibility, the significance of regulatory guidelines and the importance of risk management, internal control compliance and corporate responsibility and governance.
Knowledge of Regulation and Technology
Students will gain an in-depth understanding of regulatory processes and procedures and how technology affects and impacts regulation. Graduates will develop the professional skeptical judgment necessary to accurately interpret data for an effective auditing outcome. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of information technology in the accurate preparation of financial statements and the impact on the auditing process.
Students will be effective oral and written communicators. Each student will possess the ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate effectively in the group dynamic.
Building on a Respected Reputation
Ramapo College’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) program is a new, graduate-level program for those seeking CPA certification or higher level knowledge in the accounting field. Ramapo accounting graduates are in high demand by local, regional and national accounting firms, including the “Big Four” firms. The M.S. in Accounting at Ramapo will build on that reputation and provide students the opportunity to complete a total of 150 required credits for the CPA License before beginning work.
Accredited Business School with Experienced Faculty
Accredited by AACSB as one of the top business schools in New Jersey, Ramapo College offers highly experienced faculty who focus on teaching and mentorship. The program is fully aligned with the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy; the licensing authority for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licenses issued in the State of New Jersey and establishes the requirements for licensure.
Professor of Information Technology Management
Year Joined RCNJ: 2004
Phone: (201) 684-7390
Office Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cherie A. Sherman
Professor of Business Law and Information Technology Management
Year Joined RCNJ: 1988
Phone: (201) 684-7397
Office Hours: Tues. & Fri. 9:35 AM - 9:55 AM/11:35 AM - 11:50 AM/1:30 PM - 1:55 PM & Wed. 7:50 PM - 9:00 PM (online)
Kathryn G. Yeaton
Associate Professor of Accounting
Year Joined RCNJ: 2003
Phone: (201) 684-7393
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. & Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM