Graduate Certificate in Accountancy

The graduate certificate in accountancy offers students a deeper understanding of accounting information. Although the certificate does not qualify students for a CPA, the program is designed to provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of accounting. Program graduates will be informed users of accounting information, able to apply accounting knowledge in their current disciplines and make more informed decisions.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

Current GWSB Graduate Degree Students All students in good academic standing enrolled in a graduate degree program within the GW School of Business (GWSB) are eligible to be considered for admission to the graduate certificate program. Current students are required to complete and submit an online application via their student portal. To apply for a grad certificate, please follow the directions found in the Current Student Certificate Application Guide. Please note: Due to the high-level quantitative course work taught in the Business Analytics (BA) graduate certificate program, current GW Masters/MBA students must upload copies of all previous transcripts, including from undergraduate and graduate institutions. These transcripts must be included with the BA graduate certificate application.
Non-GWSB Students To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Previous academic history, letters of recommendation, demonstrated motivation and aptitude to undertake graduate-level work, and professional experience are all taken into consideration. Please note: Graduate certificate registration does not qualify for federal financial aid, but students may seek private loans to fund their study. To apply, you must complete the online application and provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate academic institution as well as a professional resume, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. GMAT or GRE scores are not needed.
Application Deadlines Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission. Please note: Only the Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program is accepting applications for Summer 2020. No other degree or graduate certificate program has a Summer 2020 enrollment option.
  Round 1 Summer-1/15 Fall-1/15
  Round 2 Summer-4/1 Fall-4/1
  Round 3 Summer-5/1 Fall-5/15
Prior Academic Records Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
business@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-1212 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

 

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
ACCY 6101Financial Accounting (or equivalent course/experience)
or MBAD 6211 Financial Accounting
ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I
or ACCY 6106 Financial Statement Analysis
Electives
6 credits in elective courses from the following:
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I
ACCY 6105Intermediate Accounting II
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
ACCY 6110International Reporting and Control
ACCY 6112International Financial Reporting Standards
ACCY 6201Accounting for Internal Decision Making
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management
ACCY 6203Controls, Alignment, and the Organization
ACCY 6204Managerial Accounting for Government and Nonprofits
ACCY 6302Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
ACCY 6401Federal Income Taxation
ACCY 6402Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships
ACCY 6404Taxation of Financial Instruments
ACCY 6501Accounting Information Systems and Electronic Data Processing
ACCY 6701Government Accounting
ACCY 6705Nonprofit Accounting