Graduate Certificate in Accounting Online

Update and deepen your knowledge of accounting from a managerial perspective. This fast-paced online certificate program maximizes the value of both your time and budget, offering career-relevant insights you can use immediately.

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Program Overview

Check out the benefits of our Accounting Graduate Certificate

$5,700 Total Tuition
6 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Whether you’re stepping into a new accounting role or seeking to advance to the next level in an established business career, our Graduate Certificate in Accounting online is a time-efficient way to achieve your goals. This highly focused program hones in on critical issues in today’s global market. Coursework topics span economic strategies, business valuation, financial statement analysis, and performance measurements.

In 100% online courses taught by top-tier faculty, you will study both the theories and practices that affect the full spectrum of accounting functions. Learn how to use financial information to make budgeting and pricing recommendations and solve accounting-related business issues.

Upon completing this accounting certificate online program, you will be able to:

  • Generate and utilize information from key reports, including cost functions, product costs and cost allocations, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and performance measurements
  • Understand the theoretical framework for financial statement analysis and business evaluation
  • Conduct independent and collaborative investigations for special-interest accounting problems
  • Generate and utilize information from key reports, including cost functions, product costs and cost allocations, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and performance measurements
  • Understand the theoretical framework for financial statement analysis and business evaluation
  • Conduct independent and collaborative investigations for special-interest accounting problems

Accounting career opportunities:

  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Business Owner
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Comptroller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Business Owner
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Budget Analyst

Also available:

St. Cloud State offers additional graduate certificates and a Master of Business Administration online. Check out our MBA and other graduate certificate online programs.

Total Tuition $5,700
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. We are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years, showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Tuition

Discover the value of our affordable tuition

Our online graduate certificate program offers the same tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$5,700 Total Tuition
$633.33 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $5,700*

Calendar

Choose the start date that fits your calendar

The online graduate certificate program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Now enrolling:

6/17/24 Apply Date
7/7/24 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Summer A5/12/244/29/245/5/245/8/245/21/24
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/17/24
Class Starts 7/7/24

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Admissions

Gather these admission materials for the Accounting Grad Cert

Our streamlined admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • No GMAT required

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $78 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • How will this graduate certificate contribute to your personal or professional growth?
    • As a graduate student, what do you aspire to contribute to the certificate courses and your fellow students?

Transcripts

Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Courses

Preview the study topics in your accounting certificate courses

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Accounting online, you must complete three courses (nine credit hours).

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Generating and using information from cost functions, cost-volume-profit relationships, product costs and cost allocations, relevant cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and performance measurements. Evaluating impact of operational decisions and making recommendations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course includes the study of the theoretical framework for financial statement analysis and business valuation. Examination of the use of financial information, as well as information about the economic environment and business strategies, in a valuation context is also featured.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
This course includes the study of theories, principles, practices, and procedures in all areas of accounting. Coursework also includes independent and group investigation of problems of special interest in the field of accounting.
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