Boost your knowledge and confidence in the accounting and business world with a Graduate Certificate in Transaction Services from Michigan State University.
Our Transaction Accounting certificate prepares you for the fast-paced world of deals and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and bankruptcies. You’ll be well-equipped to provide strategic client advice and perform crucial support services for financial services transactions.
At MSU, we understand that professionals like you are balancing work and life. That’s why our Transaction Services graduate certificate is offered completely online. Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills in the business and accounting sectors or seeking a career change, our Transaction Services certificate will fit your busy lifestyle.
MSU’s Transaction Services accounting certificate enhances your competency in accounting and data analytics, giving you the skills and confidence you need to advance your career or start a new one.
You’ll be equipped to provide strategic consultation advice and perform support services for financial services transactions, including financial modeling, competitive analysis, risk assessment and mitigation, and other types of data evaluation.
Become a transaction services analyst and expert in all types of businesses and corporations or at the state, federal or international levels by ensuring financial due diligence and offering guidance on financial strategies.
With a world-class reputation, coursework that translates to real-world applications and the flexibility to take courses around your schedule, our Transaction Services program offers everything you need to boost your professional expertise. Your coursework will focus on start-to-finish transaction accounting, cash flow modeling, diligence and valuation, client relationships, financial forecasting, project management, and data analysis and visualization skills.
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-point average in each course for the course to count toward the certificate program.
Frameworks and methodologies for profitability and credit risk analyses. Tools and technologies to extract large-scale financial statement information for valuation and decision-making. Emphasis on using big data from the real world to improve critical thinking in making investment decisions.
Analysis of tax and financial accounting issues involved in business acquisitions. Post-acquisition tax and financial reporting of the combined entity.
Applications of financial theory through computer modeling. Financial forecasting, cash flow modeling and valuation.
Application of financial theory using computer modeling. Portfolio optimization, risk measurement and option pricing.
Current and emerging issues in accounting and information systems.
To be eligible for our graduate-level Transaction Services accounting certificate, you must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
If your degree is in another area of study, you may still qualify for admission into our online Transaction Services program with certain coursework and work experience.
Applications are accepted at any time but should be completed no later than two months prior to the desired starting semester.
Tuition for the graduate Transaction Services certificate is billed at $817.25 per credit hour, whether you are an in-state or out-of-state student. Additional course-related expenses for reading materials or software licenses may be incurred.
Home to one of the nation’s top accounting programs, MSU’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems offers in-demand courses that lead to career advancement and personal enrichment.
Our AACSB-accredited department features nationally renowned faculty mentors who take your learning to the next level. You’ll also benefit from our alumni connections and experiential learning opportunities to gain the technical accounting knowledge and professional communication skill set necessary to succeed in transaction services analyst roles.
For additional details about MSU’s certificate in Transaction Services, please complete our brief request form. We look forward to connecting with you.