Ideally suited for business professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of Accounting. Focus is placed on understanding and analyzing both financial and accounting data. Students pursuing the Graduate Accounting Certificate explore the application of financial and accounting data and analysis and learn to perform value calculations and risk assessments crucial to financial decision-making in profit and nonprofit organizations. Students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of at least 3.5 will be waived from taking the GMAT.

Program Structure

  • Courses are academically accredited at the graduate level
  • Students participate in thirty-six hours of classroom instruction per course
  • Some completed courses may be applied toward the MBA Degree.(Additional application requirements are necessary)
  • Certificate students attend courses with MBA students from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences
  • The combination of an undergraduate certificate in accounting with a graduate certificate in accounting could complete the Connecticut requirements for the CPA exam for those with a business or finance undergraduate degree. 

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Completed Graduate Application for Admission, including a resume and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers or faculty
  • Personal statement of interest in and qualifications for the graduate program
  • Admission requires approval by the Jack Welch College of Business

Program of Study | 12 credits plus prerequisite (if required)

Prerequisite Course:

  • WGB 602 Finance and Managerial Accounting     3 CR

Required Course:

  • AC 615 Managerial Controls and Budgeting     3 CR

3 Elective Courses:

  • AC 610 Accounting for Decision-Making and Control     3 CR
  • AC 617 Financial Statement Analysis     3 CR
  • AC 621 Federal Taxation     3 CR
  • AC 629 Contemporary Issues in Auditing     3 CR
  • AC 699 Contemporary Issues in Accounting     3 CR

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