How Do I Earn a Graduate Certificate in Accounting Information Systems?

Finance professionals may be interested in pursuing a graduate-level certificate in accounting information systems (AIS), which can begin or advance careers in accounting, auditing or bookkeeping. Read on to learn more. Schools offering Accounting Information Systems degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Prerequisites

Most schools require that individuals entering graduate certificate programs in AIS have an undergraduate degree in accounting or a closely related field, like finance. Alternatively, students may have completed significant coursework in accounting or have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

Important Facts About Graduate Certificates in Accounting Information Systems

Entry-Level EducationBachelor's degree in Accounting
Key SkillsCommunication, Cooperation, Excellent grasp of mathematical concepts
CertificationOffered through ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
Possible CareersAccountant, Financial Auditor, Consultant

Program Options

Many schools offer bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting that include coursework in AIS, such as the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Technology (MsAIT). Professionals in the finance industry and individuals with specific career goals often prefer the shorter, more focused course of study in the certificate program.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Information Technology (AIT)

The certificate requires two semesters to complete. Coursework in this program explores financial accounting, AIS and computer security. To earn the certificate, students must also learn about the following topics:

  • Software assurance
  • Hardware assurance
  • Security management
  • IT acquisitions management

Graduate Certificate in AIS

This certificate is also available to students who are pursuing an accelerated master's program, which allows students to earn a combined Bachelor in Accounting (B.Acc.) and Master in Accounting (M.Acc.). To complete the certificate, students need to take courses in systems analysis, systems design, advanced AIS and data warehousing. Students must also take courses in areas such as:

  • Data mining
  • Information systems implementation
  • Systems applications and development

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