Accounting Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Unlock Opportunities with Accounting Insights

By building fluency in the language of business and enhancing your financial acumen, you will develop critical skills to make complex decisions in an ever-changing business environment. This certificate affords non-business Emory graduate students the opportunity to become proficient in accounting topics in preparation for a range of career paths.

  • Eligibility

    This certificate is available to Emory students enrolled in graduate programs outside of Goizueta Business School (Laney, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Rollins, Candler).
  • Requirements

    Complete four courses: ACT 512M Financial Reporting & Analysis and three graduate accounting electives (see list of elective options below).
  • Credentials

    Earn a certificate from a top-20 business school and be prepared to sit for Financial & Managerial Accounting Associate certification.

Graduate Accounting Certificate Course Options

Complete four courses: ACT 512M Financial Reporting & Analysis and three graduate accounting electives from the list below.


Fall/Spring Courses

  • ACT 599 Strategic Cost Management


Fall Courses

  • ACT 520 Accounting Analytics: Insights for Action
  • ACT 538 Corporate Political Strategy
  • ACT 599 Firm Fundamentals and Mispricing
  • ACT 599 Sustainability Measurement & Reporting
  • ACT 612 Financial Reporting of Operations
  • ACT 615 Tax Strategy
  • ACT 650 Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions


Spring Courses

  • ACT 514 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACT 516 Government & Nonprofit Organizations
  • ACT 530 Personal Financial Planning
  • ACT 599 Machine Learning for Fundamental Analysis
  • ACT 599 Ledgertech: Blockchain and Crypto Assets
  • ACT 599 Compensation & Management Control
  • ACT 618 Auditing
  • ACT 625 Financial Reporting of Debt & Equity


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Expanded Career Opportunities

Young business professionals

Employer Demand

Employers, notably within governmental agencies, NGOs, and for-profit enterprises, increasingly seek individuals who possess both robust knowledge specific to their job function as well as a grasp of business principles and financial acumen. Stand out from peers with similar degrees from other universities by pursuing Goizueta’s Graduate Certificate in Accounting, securing a competitive edge in the job market. Career services for students pursuing the accounting certificate will be provided by their home schools.

Declare the Certificate

Goizueta Business School

This certificate is not open to Goizueta students. You must declare the certificate for it to appear on your transcript. Students who have officially declared the certificate will be eligible to be enrolled in the listed accounting courses via the Goizueta registrar during pre-registration.

Have Questions?

Want to learn more about the certificate? Contact Jeff Byrne, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting.