Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting & Reporting

This program is designed for students with a foundational knowledge of accounting or plans to sit for the FAR section of the CPA Exam.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022The Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting & Reporting covers measurement and reporting of assets, liability, and stockholders' equity accounts for external financial reporting purposes. Additional coursework allows you to choose a focused path of study ranging from complex accounting concepts to nonprofit and governmental accounting, as well as transnational measurement and reporting standards. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are emphasized.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in a single semester and can be taken on campus or online. You must have completed the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation or have an undergraduate degree in accounting to qualify for this program.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting & Reporting is stackable with our Graduate Certificates in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation (which should be taken first) or Data Analytics in Accounting. If you apply to the MS in Accounting (MSA) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

AACSB Accredited: Acounting logoCourses are taught by leading accounting faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, the only school in Boston to earn elite supplemental accreditation by AACSB International for its graduate accounting program.

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Admission & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

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Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Financial Accounting and Reporting (2022 - 23)

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Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

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