To earn the Accounting Graduate Certificate, students complete at least five of the ten courses listed below. The choice of courses allows students to select a focus in a specific area of accounting. Some courses are not offered in every semester. Students will work with an advisor in the School of Business to create an individualized plan that will complete the certificate and the selected focus. Many courses completed within the Accounting Certificate may count towards the degree requirements or prerequisites in the MS-Accountancy program. Students intending to apply the certificate towards the MSA should check with their advisor to make sure the appropriate courses are selected.
The following are to be completed before, or soon after beginning the courses for this certificate:
Mathematics- proven proficiency at the level or college algebra
An introductory statistics course
A business law course
An introductory course in financial accounting
An introductory course in managerial accounting
Previous coursework may meet the prerequisites; advisors will review a student’s transcripts to identify which prerequisites have been met.