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Advance your professional skills. Fulfill 150 Hour Rule requirements. 100% online.

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.

Information processing technologies and the availability of data are changing how accountants work and what they do. The 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 certificate is available online only and is not open to students enrolled in the M.S. in Accounting program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • An undergraduate accounting or finance degree from a recognized institution. Applicants with other majors may also qualify with certain coursework and work experience.
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.


  • Tuition is set at $950 per credit-hour.
  • Students will be expected to purchase books and course materials.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted at any time but should be completed no later than one month prior to the desired starting semester.

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Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics (9 credits)

Courses may be taken in any order.

Students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate and a minimum 2.0 grade in each course for the course to count towards the certificate program.

1. All students must complete the following course:

2. Students must complete two of the following courses:

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Interested in the online Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics program at Michigan State University? Fill out the following form and we’ll get in touch.

Contact Us

  • Department of Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business College Complex
  • 632 Bogue St Rm N270
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 355-7486