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Flexible accounting and data analytics graduate certificate options. 100% online.

If you are not yet ready to commit to a master’s program, or if you are looking to sharpen your skills in a particular area, we offer four graduate certificate programs that can be taken on a stand-alone basis or can be transferred in as credits to the MS-ADA program.

Accounting Analytics Graduate Certificate (9 credits)

Accounting for Management Decision Making Graduate Certificate (9 credits)

Taxation Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

Transaction Services Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

Steps to Apply

Applications are accepted at any time and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students interested in graduate certificates in Accounting Analytics, Accounting for Management Decision Making, and Taxation can start in any semester. Students interested in a graduate certificate in Transaction Services can start the program in the fall or spring semester.

Applications must be received at least two months prior to the desired starting semester.

  1. The MSU Broad application process starts when you fill out the online application for a Graduate Certificate. The application can be saved and edited so you do not need to complete it all at once.
    • Within the application “Other Information” section, select the graduate certificate to which you are applying.
    • GRE/GMAT scores are not required.
    • After submitting your application you will be required to upload a resume so there is no need to list employment in the “Employment” section. The same is true for the “Activities” section.
    • The Graduate Certificate programs in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems do not require letters of recommendation so there is no need to include recommenders in the “References” section of the application.
  2. Submit your application and pay the application fee.
  3. After you complete the first part of the graduate school application, you will gain access to the Graduate Education Student Portal. This allows you to check your application status, send e-messages to the department, and upload the required additional documents.
  4. The following documents are required. Please upload:
    • An unofficial transcript (An unofficial transcript is a copy or screenshot of your transcript, as opposed to the official transcript, which comes directly from your college or university.)
    • A resume
    • A statement of purpose indicating why you are interested in this Graduate Certificate program.

After you complete the MSU application, we will work as quickly as possible to inform you of our decision.

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