A graduate certificate is most commonly available for students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The length of time it takes to earn this certificate varies greatly depending on the field, though it typically takes less than two years.
What is a graduate certificate in accounting? After earning a degree in accounting, many students may want to further their education and specialization by completing a graduate certificate program. The coursework will likely delve further into investment practices and detailed market trends. Because accountant jobs are available worldwide, classes may cover global economics and possibly related marketing strategies. While the primary topic is usually finance, related classes like computer science and statistics are often part of the program as well.
Obtaining a certificate in addition to a bachelor’s or master’s degree can help people increase their employment options. A graduate certificate in accounting should take less time and cost less than pursuing a doctorate, while still enabling certification holders to land accountant jobs at reputable firms.
Before applying for a certificate program, research the associated cost at your preferred university. The expenses vary depending on the area of study and the particular institution.
Virtually every business needs someone to handle money management, so the available jobs will likely depend on the focus of your certificate. This type of program is ideal for people looking into financial professions such as management accounting or becoming a certified public accountant. Many businesses on the verge of expansion will look to these graduates to help oversee the finances associated with growth. At the entry level, you can expect to see job opportunities in several clerking positions, such as auditing clerk and accounts receivable clerk.
A graduate certificate in accounting can be an effective way to further your education and job qualifications. If you’re interested in finding a specific course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a four-subject introductory course designed to provide a general understanding of accounting and related areas of business study. It provides foundation knowledge in the areas of accounting, finance, economics and law. [+]
This course is designed for students who: do not have an undergraduate background in accounting and wish to further their business knowledge have extensive business experience but lack the formal qualifications for direct entry to the master's programs in professional accounting, or want to complete an introductory course in accounting and related fields, and want to prove their ability to undertake postgraduate study and attain a postgraduate qualification. As this course articulates into the master's programs in professional accounting, this enables students who do not possess formal undergraduate qualifications, including TAFE diplomas, to acquire the relevant academic qualification for membership of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).... [-]
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is also a pathway into the Master of Professional Accounting, which will qualify you to work as a CPA qualified accountant or chartered accountant in Australia. [+]
This 6-month course prepares you with a foundation in business and accounting to give you an introduction to study at the postgraduate level, and deepen your understanding and expertise for decision-making in business operations.The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is also a pathway into the Master of Professional Accounting, which will qualify you to work as a CPA qualified accountant or chartered accountant in Australia.Graduates of this program will have greater skills to apply in their own business or across diverse sectors, as well as opportunities in the financial services and accounting industries.Career Opportunities
Completion of this course opens opportunities in a variety of roles in the accounting and financial services industry. The course will also enhance the financial knowledge and skills of business owners and managers in any industry.... [-]
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the largest professional accountancy body in the world, and its members work in Practice, Industry, Commerce and in the Public Sector. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status [+]
Accredited by: ACCA
The globally recognised Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification provides you with transferable skills in accountancy which can be applied across all business sectors as well as providing a pathway to becoming a qualified accountant.
The ACCA is a world-leading international accountancy body, operating in over 170 countries. Its recognition under UK legislation empowers it to regulate its members to undertake statutory audit and to conduct investment business. GCU has received Gold Approved Learning Partner status by ACCA. The programme is available on a part-time basis for HNC/HND holders or graduates working in the accounting profession with a flexible structure to suit student and employer needs.... [-]