Graduate Certificate in Government and Nonprofit Accounting

The Graduate Certificate in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting offers an in-depth understanding of accounting in the government and non-profit sectors. Located at the unique intersection of federal government agencies, international NGOs, and domestic non-profits, the GW School of Business is based in a major center of accounting needs for these prevalent organizations.

Students must complete all of the required and elective credits from the course options below and are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Courses completed as a non-degree student are not eligible for application towards the certificate requirements.

Prerequisite • 3 credits

  • ACCY 2001 or 6101 | Financial Accounting

Required Courses • 6 credits

Choose six credits from the following list:

  • ACCY 6204 | Managerial Accounting: Government and Not-for-Profit
  • ACCY 6701 | Government Accounting
  • ACCY 6900 | Government Auditing
  • ACCY 6900 | Case Studies: Governmental Accounting & Auditing
  • ACCY 6900 | Non-Profit Accounting

Electives • 6 credits*

  • ACCY 6302 | Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
  • PPPA 6031 | Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
  • PPPA 6032 | Managing Fundraising and Philanthropy

*The electives listed here represent a small sample of a larger list that may be viewed in the University Bulletin.