Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Nurture Your Love of Numbers

Get to Know Our Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Our Graduate Certificate in Accounting program can help you master the next level of accounting concepts and build on the skills you already have. Our knowledgeable professors can help you create a solid foundation through hands-on learning. Coursework includes financial statement reporting and disclosures, taxes, investments, working capital management, cost of capital and financial forecasting.

You can earn the Graduate Certificate in Accounting as a standalone credential, or transfer your credits to the MBA in Accounting program.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Accounting in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



"It's neat when you can do something that's required in the classroom and then integrate it into your work life for recognition."

- Michelle Nikodem, Keller Student
Master’s degree in Business Administration with a Human Resources concentration

What You'll Learn

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    Accounting Standards

    Measure outcomes using existing measurement criteria such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Other Common Basis of Accounting (OCBOA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or other non-authoritative measurement tools.
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    Financial Reporting

    Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of accounting theory and practice related to financial reporting and managerial decision-making.
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    Communication in Accounting

    Communicate accounting issues and solutions clearly to peers and stakeholders.

Cert To Master's

At Keller, our programs are stackable, which can be of significant value to you. With a graduate certificate, you can earn a valuable credential with less time and tuition–and credits apply directly to your master’s degree1. This stackable model allows you to choose the building-blocks you need to fit your career and earn two credentials in one.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Graduate Certificate program may consider careers such as:

  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Auditor

  • Budget Analyst

  • Budget Director

  • Controller

  • Credit Analyst

  • Director of Corporate Strategy

  • Director of Financial Planning

  • Director of Financial Reporting

  • Director of Taxation

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Examiner

  • Financial Manager

  • Financial Planner

  • Financial Reporting Analyst

  • Forensic Accountant Fraud Investigator

  • Internal Auditor

  • International Accounting Specialist

  • Management Accountant

  • Merger and Acquisitions Analyst

  • Payroll Manager

  • Risk Manager

  • Strategic Planner

  • Tax Examiner Collector

  • Tax Manager and Revenue Agent

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Program Courses

ACCT500 Essentials of Accounting, Finance and Economics
ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT505 Managerial Accounting
ACCT550 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT551 Intermediate Accounting II
FIN510 Corporate Finance

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Program Overview

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Related Programs

Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog
1Number of credit hours and courses vary by program. See catalog for complete details. En-route graduate certificate credits apply to the relevant master’s degree or MBA with a relevant concentration.

Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest.
Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam.
Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing
New York students should contact the NYSED Office of Professions regarding professional licensure.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.