Department of Accountancy & Taxation

Master of Science in Accountancy Certificates

Earning a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) Certificate offers an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of a particular subject area and provides credentials that professionals can use to accelerate their careers. Courses applied to a specific certificate can also be used to fulfill MSACCY degree requirements. Upon completion of the MSACCY program, students can request a certificate or certificates in the area of their specialization.

The courses are not offered on a non-credit or audit basis and are ONLY available to MSACCY students. For assistance in course selection, students should contact the MSACCY advisor.

 

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate(s), students must be currently enrolled in the MSACCY program, meet the requirements for the certificate as well as the MSACCY degree requirements.

Certificate Qualifications

Completion of any four courses listed specifically for each certificate. Undergraduate or post-baccalaureate courses will not count or fulfill this requirement. For example, ACCT 4377(5377) Government and Nonprofit Accounting will not count towards MSACCY graduate certificate.

Minimum Grade Requirement per Course

Minimum letter grade of “B” for each of the certificate courses

Certificate Requests

Certificates are awarded after grades are posted for the final semester of the MSACCY and requirements are verified.

 

Assurance/Finance Reporting Certificate

The Assurance/Finance Reporting Certificate program prepares students for careers in public accounting as auditors or in industry in accounting related careers. This concentration provides students with the knowledge needed to understand internal controls and financial reporting systems, prepare and interpret financial reports, participate in the conduct of audits, and develop research skills needed to address complex financial reporting problems.

  • See course options for Assurance/Finance Reporting Certificate

    Complete 4 of the Following Courses
    ACCT 7340Financial Statement Analysis
    ACCT 7350International Financial Reporting & Analysis
    ACCT 7363Contemporary Accounting Topics
    ACCT 7370Advanced Financial Statement Auditing
    ACCT 7378Government Non-Profit Accounting
    ACCT 7385Fraud Examination

    Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.


 

Taxation Certificate

The Taxation Certificate Program prepares students for careers in public accounting as tax consultants, in industry as tax strategists, or in government. Required courses in this specialization provide students with the knowledge needed to identify and address tax issues at the local, state, national or international level.

  • See course options for Taxation Certificate

    Complete 4 of the Following Courses
    ACCT 7360Partnership Taxation
    ACCT 7362Tax Research
    ACCT 7372Multi-Jurisdictional Tax Issues
    ACCT 7380Advanced Corporate Taxation
    ACCT 7397Current Issues in Taxation
    ACCT 7397Oil and Gas Taxation
    ACCT 7397Transfer Price Theory

    Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.


 

Oil & Gas Certificate

The Oil and Gas Certificate Program prepares students for careers in the energy industry. This specialization provides an in-depth examination of the multiple processes and technologies used by the energy industry to find and produce fossil fuels. Courses in this concentration include the fundamental property concepts governing oil and gas taxation, regulatory requirements, and risk management.

Students that have previously taken our Oil & Gas courses or previously received the related Oil & Gas Certificate (at the undergraduate or CAP level, etc.) are not eligible to take the Oil & Gas graduate courses at the MSACCY level for credit or receive the Graduate MSACCY Oil & Gas Certificate.

  • See course options for Oil & Gas Certificate

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7397Oil & Gas Accounting 1
    ACCT 7397Oil & Gas Accounting 2
    ACCT 7397Oil & Gas Accounting 3
    ACCT 7397Oil & Gas Taxation

    Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.


 

Advanced Internal Audit Certificate

The Advanced Internal Audit Certificate program prepares students for careers as internal auditors. Courses in this specialization prepare students to examine and analyze accounting records to determine the financial status of a corporation, prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures and improve operational performance.

  • See course options for Advanced Internal Audit Certificate

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7367Advanced Internal Audit
    ACCT 7370Advanced Financial Statement Auditing
    ACCT 7382Governance, Risk & Compliance
    ACCT 7385Fraud Examination

    Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.


 

IT Systems Risk Management Certificate

The IT Systems Risk Management Certificate program prepares students for careers in IT auditing, risk management and security. The specialization provides students with knowledge of IT systems development and acquisition, database design and operation, IT control frameworks and compliance, and risk management.

  • See course options for IT Systems Risk Management Certificate

    Complete 4 of the Following Courses
    Any four approved “MIS” courses may be selected to earn the Risk Certificate.
    MIS 7373Business Applications of
    Database Management Systems I
    MIS 7376Systems Analysis and Design
    MIS 7378IT Management and Controls
    MIS 7381Management of Information Security
    ACCT 7382Governance, Risk & Compliance
    ACCT 7385Fraud Examination

    Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.