The Transitions Program is designed to prepare non-accounting majors for entry into the MS Accounting program at the Isenberg School of Management.
Are you contemplating a change of career? Perhaps you have an undergraduate degree in math or social sciences, but you aren’t sure how to enter the rapidly growing field of accounting and auditing. The Isenberg Transitions program provides non-accounting majors the path for entry into the MS Accounting program. By combining the material from five core undergraduate accounting courses into an accelerated four course graduate sequence, the Isenberg Transitions program equips non-accounting majors with the requisites needed to gain entry into the MS Accounting program.
Classes required to complete the program:
All classes in the Transitions Program are online
Financial Accounting & Reporting Foundations OR any other Introductory Financial Accounting class
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Corporate Governance, Risk Attestation, and Attestation Services
Strategic Cost Management
Principles of Federal Taxation for Individuals and Businesses
Note: We strongly discourage people who are working full-time from trying to complete any more than two classes per semester as the workload is demanding.
Applicants who have an undergraduate degree who were not accounting majors will be considered for admission. Due to the accelerated nature of this program, we are looking for candidates who excelled in their prior coursework and graduated with high cumulative GPAs. Applicants who complete the Transitions courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better will be exempt from taking the GMAT for entry into the MSA program.
Applications are due by April 1st for a fall start, and November 1st for a spring start.
Program completion can be individually tailored based on student’s needs and availability. Click here to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
Students interested in continuing on to earn a Master of Science in Accounting degree will be able to do so pending satisfactory academic performance (3.0+) in their courses. A separate application will need to be completed to apply for the MSA program. This should be done immediately after being notified of acceptance into the Transitions Program. Learn more about applying to the MSA program here.
The 2017-2018 tuition and fees are as follows:
$750 per credit hour ($2250 per 3 credit course, and $3000 for 4 credit course)
$47.00 Registration Fee
The cost is the same for residents, non-residents, and international students.