Course Scheduling and Location
Classes are held at the Florham Campus in Madison, NJ (Morris County). It is a quiet and suburban campus easily reached by car (30 to 40 minutes from New York City once through the tunnels) or the NJ Transit train. Ample parking is available. From time to time, classes may be offered at the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, NJ.
To accommodate the busy schedule of working professionals, classes are offered on weekday evenings, on Saturdays, and during summers. Students can mix and match classes from among the evening, Saturday, and summer classes to suit their schedules and objectives.
Absent extenuating circumstances, all course work (excluding prerequisites) must be completed within five years of enrollment.
The classes held during the week are each 2-½ hours long, and span a 15-week traditional semester.
Saturday classes are usually held over a 10-week period, with one class in the morning and one in the afternoon, each 3-¾ hours long. If held over a 12-week period, classes are each 3 hours and 10 minutes long. There are two sets of Saturday sessions during the year: one in the fall and one in spring. Saturday classes are not scheduled during tax season.
Summer classes are 3 ½ hours long over a twelve-week period.
Although the cycle of classes typically begins in the fall semester, students can enter the program at any time, subject to class scheduling. Every effort is made to offer the classes that have been scheduled. Changes, however, may need to be made due to student interest.
Students may take courses at a pace that suits their work-life demands -- taking as many as three classes at a time, pacing themselves by taking one class per semester, or even skipping a semester on occasion because of other demands on their time. In scheduling classes, students should keep in mind the rigorous nature of the program.
Typically, students take one or two classes per semester and strive to complete the degree part-time in two to three years. Regular attendance and active class participation are essential to success in the program.