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Accounting Analytics

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$8,550

Tuition

7 months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

Information processing technologies and the availability of data are changing how accountants work and what they do. Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program not only focuses on understanding accounting implications of emerging data, analytical technologies and technical skill development but also managing projects. The certificate provides a foundation for understanding and adapting in this quickly changing arena.

The nine-credit, online Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program is designed to meet the professional development needs of accounting professionals, and it also provides an alternative pathway for students seeking to meet the 150 Hour Rule for CPA certification.

Program Outcomes

Students in the graduate certificate can advance their competency in data analytics, critical thinking and project management skills while also learning advanced accounting and auditing topics.

Career Outlook

Data analytics and project management skills are in demand by many employers, including public accounting firms and corporations. Also, professionals already working in an accounting, audit, tax or consulting position can retool and increase their competencies in data analytics and increase their value and marketability with positions and salaries like these:

Accountant/Auditor: $70,500

Cost Estimator: $64,040

Budget Analyst: $76,220

Financial Analyst: $85,660

Financial Manager: $127,990

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Allison Dellapelle headshot

Allison Dellapelle

Program Director for GCAA

Allison is a fixed-term faculty member with the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. In addition to her role as Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics, she also serves as the Director of the Transaction Services specialization within the M.S. in Accounting program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses.

Course Information

 

Core

ACC 827 - Accounting Analytics (3 Credits) 

Elective

ACC 814 - Advanced Auditing (3 Credits)

ACC 822 - Information Systems Project Management (3 Credits)

ACC 843 - Value Chain Accounting and Analytics (3 Credits)

 

Learning Experiences

Students must complete the core classes, and choose one elective.


 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed coursework
    Major of accounting or finance and a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0

  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.

  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.

Key Dates

This program accepts rolling applications. Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$8,550
$8,550

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

Information processing technologies and the availability of data are changing how accountants work and what they do. Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program not only focuses on understanding accounting implications of emerging data, analytical technologies and technical skill development but also managing projects. The certificate provides a foundation for understanding and adapting in this quickly changing arena.

The nine-credit, online Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program is designed to meet the professional development needs of accounting professionals, and it also provides an alternative pathway for students seeking to meet the 150 Hour Rule for CPA certification.

Program Outcomes

Students in the graduate certificate can advance their competency in data analytics, critical thinking and project management skills while also learning advanced accounting and auditing topics.

Career Outlook

Data analytics and project management skills are in demand by many employers, including public accounting firms and corporations. Also, professionals already working in an accounting, audit, tax or consulting position can retool and increase their competencies in data analytics and increase their value and marketability with positions and salaries like these:

Accountant/Auditor: $70,500

Cost Estimator: $64,040

Budget Analyst: $76,220

Financial Analyst: $85,660

Financial Manager: $127,990

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Allison Dellapelle headshot

Allison Dellapelle

Program Director for GCAA

Allison is a fixed-term faculty member with the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. In addition to her role as Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics, she also serves as the Director of the Transaction Services specialization within the M.S. in Accounting program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses.

Course Information

 

Core

ACC 827 - Accounting Analytics (3 Credits) 

Elective

ACC 814 - Advanced Auditing (3 Credits)

ACC 822 - Information Systems Project Management (3 Credits)

ACC 843 - Value Chain Accounting and Analytics (3 Credits)

 

Learning Experiences

Students must complete the core classes, and choose one elective.


 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed coursework
    Major of accounting or finance and a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0

  • 3 letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.

  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.

Key Dates

This program accepts rolling applications. Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend applications are submitted at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$8,550
$8,550

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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