Online Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Are you looking to advance your career in the accounting profession? Do you want to leverage financial analysis to help decision making at a strategic level? With ever-increasing emphasis on organizations' financial transparency, the need for professionals who can effectively interpret and communicate in-depth financial analysis and effectually convey information to stakeholders is continuing to rise.

In Champlain College Online's Accounting Graduate Certificate, which is comprised of four 3-credit courses, you will gain a deeper understanding of the accounting field, as well as develop an integrative approach, strengthening your understanding of financial impacts across all sectors of an organization, as well as internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to examine the impacts of globalization on financial systems.

Each 3-credit course in the certificate program will be completed over an 8-week term. The Accounting Graduate Certificate can be taken as part of the online MBA program, or it may be taken as a stand-alone certificate.* For those interested in sitting for the CPA exam, the Accounting Graduate Certificate is a pathway for gaining credits toward the 150-credit CPA requirement.

By enrolling in this graduate-level online certificate program, you will learn to:

  • Integrate financial information and a strategic perspective for decision making
  • Evaluate a complex accounting system, reviewing internal controls and integration within the greater organizational IT system, and conducting a critical and thorough risk analysis
  • Using an appropriate context, integrate in-depth financial analysis and effective communication skills to effectually convey that information to interested stakeholders
  • Evaluate an organization's progress toward meeting goals by using quantitative and qualitative performance measures that take into consideration risks, internal controls and strategic objectives

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


Course #Course TitleCredits
ACCT 510 Business Analysis Using Financial Statements 3
ACCT 520 Risk & Performance Management 3
ACCT 530 International Dimensions of Accounting 3
ACCT 540  Advanced AIS 3
Total Credits to Earn This Certificate: 12