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Optional Certificates Overview

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

The certificates are only available to MSACCY students. For assistance with course selection, students should contact their MSACCY advisor.

  • Fall 2022 and Beyond

    The certificates listed below are for the 30-hour version of the MSACCY degree plan.

    Certificate Requirements

    To earn a certificate(s), students must be currently enrolled in the MSACCY program and meet the requirements for the certificate(s) as well as the MSACCY degree requirements. Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.

    • Completion of the courses listed specifically for each certificate with a grade of “B” or higher for each course.
    • Students must submit a certificate petition to their MSACCY advisor prior to the start of their last semester. Additionally, students must apply to graduate with their degree and certificate(s) via myUH*. Certificates are awarded after grades are posted for the final semester of the MSACCY program and requirements are verified.

    *Please note: There are mandatory fees associated with applying to graduate with the MSACCY degree and certificate(s).

    Required Track Certificate

    The degree plan requires students to select one of the three tracks which include: Assurance & Financial Reporting, Tax Compliance & Consulting Track, and Business Advisory & Internal Audit. If a student wishes to receive a certificate for their required track, they must meet the certificate requirements outlined above. See the MSACCY degree plan for additional information regarding the required track options.

    Optional Certificates

    The MSACCY Program offers optional tracks in Applied Data Analytics in Accounting and Oil & Gas Accounting.

    Please note that completing the optional tracks may require additional courses beyond the 30 hours of the degree plan.

     

    Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate

    The Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate helps students develop their understanding and ability to pragmatically apply Data Analytics to the fields of accounting and auditing.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7320 Introduction to Data Analytics in Accounting
    ACCT 7373 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting I
    ACCT 7374 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting II

     

    Oil & Gas Accounting Certificate

    The Oil & Gas Accounting Certificate prepares students for careers in the energy sector.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7386 Oil & Gas Accounting 1
    ACCT 7387 Oil & Gas Accounting 2
    ACCT 7388 Oil & Gas Accounting 3
  • Summer 2022 and Earlier

    The certificates listed below are for the 36-hour version of the MSACCY degree plan.

    Certificate Requirements

    To earn a certificate(s), students must be currently enrolled in the MSACCY program, meet the requirements for the certificate(s) as well as the MSACCY degree requirements. Please visit the Course Details page for graduate course descriptions.

    • Completion of the four courses specifically listed for each certificate with a grade of “B” or higher for each course.
    • Students can petition to have specific graduate classes that are not included as an approved course on a certificate track to count toward certificate requirements. Please consult your academic advisor for more information regarding the courses that can be petitioned.
    • Students must submit a certificate petition to their MSACCY advisor prior to the start of their last semester. Additionally, students must apply to graduate with their degree and certificate(s) via myUH*. Certificates are awarded after grades are posted for the final semester of the MSACCY program and requirements are verified.

    *Please note: There are mandatory fees associated with applying to graduate with the MSACCY degree and certificate(s).

     

    Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate

    The Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate helps students develop their understanding and ability to pragmatically apply Data Analytics to the fields of accounting and auditing.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7373 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting I*
    ACCT 7374 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting II**
    BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    Select 1 of the following courses
    ACCT 7362 Tax Research
    ACCT 7370 Advanced Financial Statement Auditing
    ACCT 7379 Current Issues in Taxation
    Any of the eligible courses in the IT Systems Risk Management Certificate

     

    Assurance/Finance Reporting Certificate

    The Assurance/Finance Reporting Certificate prepares students for careers in public accounting as auditors or in industry in accounting related careers.

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

     

    Taxation Certificate

    The Taxation Certificate prepares students for careers in public accounting as tax consultants, either in industry as tax strategists or in the government field.

    Complete 4 of the Following Courses
    ACCT 7337 Oil and Gas Taxation
    ACCT 7360 Partnership Taxation
    ACCT 7362 Tax Research
    ACCT 7372 Multijurisdictional Taxation
    ACCT 7380 Advanced Corporate Taxation
    ACCT 7379 Current Issues in Taxation
    ACCT 7364 Transfer Pricing: Theory & Practice

     

    Advanced Internal Audit Certificate

    The Advanced Internal Audit Certificate prepares students for careers as internal auditors.

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

     

    IT Systems Risk Management Certificate

    The IT Systems Risk Management Certificate prepares students for careers in IT auditing, risk management and security.

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

     

    Oil & Gas Certificate

    The Oil and Gas Certificate prepares students for careers in the energy sector.

    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.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7337 Oil & Gas Taxation
    ACCT 7386 Oil & Gas Accounting 1
    ACCT 7387 Oil & Gas Accounting 2
    ACCT 7388 Oil & Gas Accounting 3