Finance Specialization: Professional Management Accounting, Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Management Accounting is designed to broaden the accounting knowledge and competencies of private accounting professionals and strengthen critical thinking and business decision making skills of accounting managers. The program prepares the student for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination which is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants.
The CMA examination is a two-part examination. Part I of the examination (Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control) focuses on external financial reporting decisions: planning, budgeting, and forecasting; performance management; cost management; and internal controls. Part II of the examination (Financial Decision Making) focuses on financial statement analysis; corporate finance; decision analysis; risk management; investment decisions and professional ethics.
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Management Accounting requires 18 credits plus an accounting foundation course for those students whose undergraduate degree includes a major or specialization other than accounting. In addition, international students are also required to take the accounting foundation course.
|Prerequisite Courses (as required):|
|ACCT 601||Financial Accounting I||3|
|Required Core Program:||18|
|FINC 603||Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions||3|
|FINC 606||Managerial Economics||3|
|FINC 607||Corporate Financial Management||3|
|ACCT 610||Business Ethics||3|
|ACCT 652||Strategic Profitability Analysis: Accounting for Managers||3|
|ACCT 659||Analysis of Financial Statements||3|