NEW ONLINE PROGRAM – Advanced Accounting Graduate Certificate – From an AACSB accredited University

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The mission of the Department of Accounting at Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College Of Business And Entrepreneurship is to contribute to society by providing an effective, inclusive, and innovative learning environment, producing high-quality research, promoting the accounting profession, and engaging with the business community.

Kent State University is one of only 180 universities worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for students seeking the finest education and companies seeking cutting edge talent.

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

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 a year.

Why Kent State?

The online Advanced Accounting graduate certificate presents material relevant to the advanced practice of accounting and includes knowledge tested on the CPA exam.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze, evaluate and report on complex accounting and economic transactions using the accounting framework.
  2. Given an ethical dilemma in an accounting setting, analyze the issue, apply an ethical framework and develop a resolution.
  3. Effectively communicate using oral and written communication skills in a business setting.

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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