Do you hope to grow in your career or sharpen your skills, but you aren’t necessarily ready to commit to a master’s program? A graduate certificate in accounting and data analytics from Michigan State University can help you meet your goals now while providing you the option to continue your education in the future.
At MSU, you’ll find four graduate certificates in accounting and data analytics you may pursue as stand-alone programs or transfer toward a master’s in accounting and data analytics.
This nine-credit, online graduate certificate in accounting and data analytics program is designed to meet the professional development needs of accounting professionals like you. It also serves as an alternative pathway for students who are seeking to fulfill the 150 hour rule requirements for certified public accountant certification.Learn More
This nine-credit, online graduate certificate in accounting for managerial decisions is designed for business and accounting professionals who are interested in transitioning into a corporate accounting role.Learn More
This online, graduate-level taxation certificate is designed to help business and accounting professionals pursue a career as a tax professional or gain a better understanding of accounting for income taxes, the principles of tax and tax planning, and more.Learn More
The online transaction services graduate certificate is designed for business and accounting professionals who are interested in taking advanced courses in accounting to learn more about the fast-paced world of deals and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and bankruptcies.Learn More
Are you looking for an alternative pathway to meet the certified public accountant education requirements? Maybe you’d like to hone your skills to make better, more effective managerial decisions? Whether you hope to pursue a corporate accounting role, become a tax professional, or you’re interested in transaction services such as mergers and acquisitions or other advanced courses in accounting — or all of the above — our graduate certificates in accounting and related studies can help you take the next step in your career.
There is much to consider when you decide to pursue a graduate certificate in accounting and data analytics.
As you prepare to earn a graduate-level accounting or taxation certificate, a certificate to help you make more strategic managerial decisions, or transition into transaction support roles in the dynamic field of mergers and acquisitions, you need a program that aligns with your goals.
You also need graduate-level certificate courses and advanced courses in accounting that you can take on your schedule while also juggling your other responsibilities.
We’re confident you’ll find just that at MSU.
Information processing technologies, the availability of data and the use of high-tech tools to carry out business and financial tasks are changing how accountants and business professionals work and what they do.
As you take advanced courses in accounting and analytics online at MSU, you’ll leverage MSU’s experiential learning opportunities and alumni connections to develop the technical knowledge and professional communication skills you need to succeed in a variety of roles in accounting and business.
At MSU, you’ll take advanced courses in accounting and related fields with knowledgeable, connected faculty who bring firsthand experience to the classroom. Not only will they provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in accounting and in business, but they’ll show you how to apply it in the real world, too.
Our faculty are committed to helping you understand organizations on a deeper level through accounting: the language that businesses, nonprofits and governments rely on to tell their stories. You’ll benefit from our faculty’s work and research as you also build community and network with your instructors and peers.
As you complete your graduate certificate in accounting and data analytics, taxation certificate or transaction services certificate, or as you study how to make better managerial decisions, you’ll practice and sharpen your new skills right away.
If you’re seeking the graduate-level certificate for managerial decisions, for example, you’ll gain and practice essential skills using accounting information to facilitate better decision-making. If you’re interested in pursuing the transaction services graduate certificate, you’ll develop and hone skills for financial forecasting, accounting for mergers and acquisitions, transactions from start to finish, data analysis, visualization and more.
Applications are reviewed 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 one month prior to the desired starting semester.
After you complete the MSU application, we will work as quickly as possible to inform you of our decision.
To learn more about our graduate certificates in accounting and data analytics, please complete our brief request for information form. We look forward to connecting with you.