Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting

Obtain an MBA in Accounting for the career skills that can be universally applied to any business across the globe and be able to provide the essential functions and tools they need to determine wealth, profitability and liquidity. For successful organizations, accountants serve a strategic role that is more than just number crunching and financial reporting. Accountants must provide the foundation for the execution of corporate strategy, serve as business advisors and understand how to leverage cutting-edge technologies.

That is why our MBA in Accounting program provides you with a broad-based understanding of business knowledge and information technology, positioning graduates for top management positions.

You will obtain the technology and business analytics skills employers seek, taught by a faculty recognized #3 nationally for management information systems. You will also learn how to analyze data and help create solutions to business challenges, to lead people and leverage technology in a global context.

Leadership Fellows Program

The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program is dedicated to enhancing the education of our students by providing professional development and extensive experiential learning for individual fellows. The fellowship program also offers significant advantages, such as 50% scholarship award, and more. Limited applicants are selected.

Recognized among nations very best business schools

The Saunders MBA program is recognized by many national and international rankings. US News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate School Rankings place Saunders #16 among MBA programs.

In additional recognitions, TFE (The Financial Engineer) Times ranks Saunders #48 for best masters of accounting and #94 among MBA programsPoets & Quants ranks Saunders College of Business among the nation's top 10 online MBA programs. Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree specific admissions requirements for this program which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our admissions pages.

Program Director's Quote

"The MBA in Accounting program provides a practical industry education, preparing graduates for successful accounting careers. An Accounting Advisory Board consisting of industry professionals helps ensure the program remains highly relevant to employer needs while integrating and elevating soft skills in communications, teamwork, and leadership."


2021 Saunders Accounting Advisory Board Award Recipients

In April of 2021, the Saunders Accounting Advisory Board hosted its annual Accounting Award Banquet. Every year the board recognizes exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and affiliates for their hard work and contributions to Saunders College of Business: