NEW ONLINE PROGRAM – Accounting Analytics Graduate Certificate – Roll into Master of Science in Accounting

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Accounting analytics examines financial statement data and non-financial metrics and how they may be linked to financial performance.

Accountants use analytics to help businesses uncover valuable insights within their financials, identify process improvements that can increase efficiency, and better manage risk.1

What can I do with a Graduate Certificate in Accounting Analytics?

With an online graduate certificate in accounting analytics from Kent State University, students can explore careers as accountants and auditors.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent from 2022 to 2032. In 2022, there were 1,538,400 jobs with a median pay of $78,000 annually.

Why Kent State?

The online Accounting Analytics graduate certificate at Kent State University presents material relevant to the advanced accounting practice and includes knowledge tested on the CPA exam. The certificate focuses on applying technology that supports analytical approaches in the accounting profession.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply research and analytical skills to solve accounting problems.
  2. Effectively communicate using oral and written communication skills in a business setting.
  3. Assemble, cleanse, and analyze the information provided by information systems and prepare summary reports useful for business decision-making.

The completed certificate may be applied to satisfy a portion of the course requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting degree.

Kent State University Online Master of Science in Accounting

The Online Master of Science in Accounting degree is for students interested in specializing in accounting. Beyond debits and credits, the MSA program promotes critical thinking, hands-on application of technology, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making. It prepares future professionals for challenging and rewarding careers.

Graduates pursue careers in auditing, taxation, fraud investigation, law enforcement, investment banking, management, and consulting.

The flexible combination of required coursework in accounting and electives from a wide variety of business disciplines, provides students with a strong foundation in accounting, as well as an understanding of the practical applications of the discipline across all facets of business. MSA graduates sit for various professional certifications, e.g., CPA, CMA.

The Master of Science in Accounting degree provides a great foundation for career advancement and growing your professional network. 

For more information on Kent State’s Online Master of Science in Accounting, visit

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