Advance your career to the next level As a graduate certificate student, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty and accomplished classmates. Among your professors, you’ll find business founders, financial experts, consultants, and respected industry leaders. Sitting beside you in the classroom, you’ll find fellow students from around the world, ready to share their own professional and academic experience. Engage in practical, real-world learning, designed for ambitious professionals like you.

A Focused Curriculum to Target Your Goals

By mastering the curriculum in this graduate certificate, you will gain valuable insight to help you succeed when faced with real-world financial challenges.

Each of the classes for your Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making will help you gain essential business knowledge to develop your career potential. This program has been designed to be compliant with F1 visa regulations. For International students, you will take 5 classes over an 8-month period (two semesters) to be visa compliant.

The Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making coursework will include:

Required Courses Details

Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 1

Offers the first of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Business managers make strategic decisions about the acquisition and use of a variety of firm resources. Helps enable students to understand and utilize critical information in corporate financial reports to improve business decision making. Offers students the opportunity to learn contemporary methods of financial reporting and analysis used by internal decision makers and external capital providers.

3 credits

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Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 2

Continues ACCT 6200, offering the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Critical to the effective planning, implementation, and management of successful business strategies is the ability to measure and manage the commitment and utilization of entity resources. Focuses on contemporary methods and frameworks used in the process of measuring, analyzing, and allocating firm resources to achieve strategic and operating objectives.

1.5 credits

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Information Analysis

Provides students with basic information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today’s information-intensive business climate. Exposes students to analytical problems from different areas of business and the quantitative concepts and techniques that can analyze them. Course objectives are to improve the information analysis skills of the students, to provide students with a working knowledge of important statistical tools, to help students become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods, and to improve skills in communicating the results of analyses. Offers students the opportunity to learn how to evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and present their findings and conclusions that will be most useful for managerial decision making through the use of business applications and analytical software.

3 credits

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Value Creation through Financial Decision Making

Highlights the role of financial management as a source of value creation in a competitive global environment characterized by rapid technological, personal, and market changes. Offers students an opportunity to develop tools and techniques of financial analysis and valuation to support financial decision making. Presents future managers with actual business problems to learn to apply the tools of financial analysis to strategic decisions faced by the firm, such as capital budgeting and capital structure. 

3 credits

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Electives (select 1) Details

Managing Information Resources

Focuses on issues of the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Information has become a key resource in doing business. Managers must understand that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.

1.5 credits

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Select any course from one of the following areas:

Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy

3 credits

 

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Building a real-world educational experience with opportunities outside of the classroom is part of our approach to learning at D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Your Graduate Certificate education will not be limited to classroom learning. Opportunities to sharpen your business skills are everywhere. Below, explore just some of the experiential learning opportunities for which you can apply as a student at D’Amore-McKim.

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IDEA: A Student-Run Venture Accelerator

Starting your own business venture? Work with mentors, access financial support, and seek additional help in areas like marketing and communications. IDEA can help you bring your idea to life.

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360 Huntington Fund

The 360 Huntington Fund

The 360 Huntington Fund is D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ student-managed mutual fund. Our students manage a half million dollars of the University’s endowment–are you up for the challenge?

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OPT Work Authorization

OPT Work Authorization

International students who successfully complete a 15-credit certificate program on campus are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. Apply your classroom learning to real-world work experience.

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