Graduate Certificate in Accounting

The GWSB graduate certificate in accounting provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting. It is essentially an in-depth accounting program for non-accountants, and applicants do not need to have an accounting background to be successful in this program. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and analyze a variety of financial reports and numeracy operations and put them to practical use in their business careers. The program is valuable to students or professionals in fields such as analytics, information systems technology, finance and management.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course cannot subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; all remaining requirements (typically, 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate.

Required Courses

  • ACCY 6101 | Financial Accounting (or equivalent course/experience)
    -OR-
    MBAD 6211 | Financial Accounting
  • ACCY 6104 | Intermediate Accounting I
    -OR-
    ACCY 6106 | Financial Statement Analysis

Electives

Six credits of elective courses chosen from the following:

  • SMPP 6215 | Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • ACCY 6104 | Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCY 6105 | Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCY 6106 | Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCY 6110 | International Reporting and Control
  • ACCY 6112 | International Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACCY 6201 | Cases in Management Accounting I
  • ACCY 6202 | Cases in Management Accounting II
  • ACCY 6203 | Controls, Alignment and the Organization
  • ACCY 6302 | Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
  • ACCY 6401 | Federal Income Taxation
  • ACCY 6402 | Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships
  • ACCY 6501 | Accounting Information Systems and EDP
  • ACCY 6701 | Government and Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing
  • ACCY 6900 | Special Topics (Nonprofit Accounting)
  • ACCY 6900 | Special Topics (Management Accounting: Government and Nonprofit)
  • ACCY 6900 | Special Topics (Taxation for Financial Instruments)