Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

As a graduate-level student, you’ll earn course credit and learn from SMU Cox faculty along-side graduate degree seeking students. You’ll be enrolled as a non-degree seeking student, with access to campus and SMU Cox facilities such as the library and study rooms. Courses will be placed on your official SMU transcript upon successful completion.

Credits may be applied toward a future MBA (within a Professional MBA, One-Year MBA, Online MBA, or MBA Direct) or Specialized Masters program.

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  • Benefits & Details

    The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is for experienced professionals, who often hold an MBA with a non-accounting concentration, needing additional accounting coursework to assume executive and C-suite level roles. Additionally, this certificate is for individuals looking to pivot into accounting analyst roles and need solid foundational knowledge.

    This certificate includes the following courses:

    • ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting I
    • ACCT 6202 Financial Accounting II
    • ACCT 6205 Managerial Accounting
    • ACCT 6210 Financial Reporting and Analysis I
    • ACCT 6211 Financial Statement Analysis
    • ACCT 6212 Financial Reporting and Analysis II
    • At least one additional ACCT course (courses can be viewed in our Graduate Catalog here)

    The Graduate Certificate in Accounting takes place over 2 terms, lasting 9-10 months and earning 14 credit hours. With SMU Cox Edge, you can take courses online or in-person as class availability allows. The cost for academic year 2023-2024 is $29,414.  

    If you feel you have the ability to waive one of these courses, please chat with your Admissions team member during your interview about custom plans and start term options. Reach out to us here!