Graduate Certificate in Assurance
About the Certificate
The Assurance Certificate program will provide students with advanced skills necessary to succeed in Assurance Services-related careers. Through completion of the required coursework, students will be able to:
- Assess business and financial reporting risks
- Understand and apply auditing concepts and procedures
- Design and implement internal controls
- Understand the role of corporate governance in risk management
- Implement fraud prevention and detection procedures
- Understand how corporate taxes can impact a corporation's financial statements
- Understand the basis of corporate taxation and book-to-tax differences (ASC 740)
School of Accountancy graduates with an Assurance Certificate will be prepared for a variety of careers including: external and internal auditor, risk management, fraud examination, and consulting on risk, assurance, and fraud prevention.
Students may be admitted to the MAcc program to pursue the Assurance Certificate. For students working towards an accountancy degree, courses will count towards the degree programs for the School of Accountancy. Additional credit hours beyond those needed for the MAcc will not be required in most cases.
Students may also pursue the certificate as a stand-alone certificate or be working towards their Master of Science in Business.
Students must achieve an average of 3.0 GPA in all courses. Coursework may only count towards two graduation requirements for students pursuing multiple graduate certificates and a graduate degree.
Students are required to complete 15 credit hours to receive the certificate. Courses are listed below for the assurance certificate.
|ACCTCY 4384/7384||Auditing Theory and Practice I||3|
|ACCTCY 8373||Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders||3|
|ACCTCY 8404||Internal Auditing||3|
|ACCTCY 8414||Audit of Internal Controls||3|
|ACCTCY 8424||Fraud Examination||3|
|or ACCTCY 8438||Forensic Accounting|
|ACCTCY 8428||Data Visualization and Data Mining||3|
|ACCTCY 8436||Advanced Accounting||3|
|ACCTCY 8444||Advanced Audit||3|
|ACCTCY 8448||Emerging Issues in Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCTCY 8456||Corporate Governance||3|
|Total Hours: (12 of 15 credit hours must be graduate credit)||15|
|Note: Additional coursework may count towards the assurance certificate with ACCTCY 8401 - Topics in Accounting courses, please inquire with an academic advisor in the School of Accountancy to discuss available coursework.|