Certificate in Management Accounting

About the Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting is housed in the School of Business. The certificate is designed to prepare the students with the competencies necessary to excel in professional positions that require a high level of comfort with accounting and finance, such as chief financial officers, controllers, financial analysts, or budget analysts or directors. More specifically, this curriculum will provide the students with an extensive understanding of management accounting concepts, cost accounting, accounting research practices, activity-based costing as an aid to making decisions, profit planning, budget forecasting and preparation, and broaden their leadership skills. The skills acquired in the management accounting curriculum will develop student knowledge of financial planning, financial analysis, control mechanisms, decision-making, and professional ethics. The Management Accounting certificate is unique in that it is designed to prepare students without an undergraduate degree in accounting, or from different graduate disciplines, with the competencies necessary to assume leadership roles within the financial service units as opposed to working as a staff or public accountant.


Required courses 12 hours
  • MBA 510 Accounting, Research and Analysis OR
  • MBA 515 (HA 514) Accounting for Management Decisions 3 cr.
  • MBA 613 (HA 613) Understanding Auditing and Control Mechanisms 3 cr.
  • MBA 617 (HA 617) Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues 3 cr.
  • MBA 626 (HA 626) Management Accounting Leadership - Role of the Chief Financial Officer 3 cr.