2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Official Certificate Program in Accounting Analytics

Central Connecticut State University is offering a timely program designed for today's business professionals. This graduate-level certificate is intended for individuals currently in the workforce or students looking to develop their accounting skills needed to work with "big data." Businesses desire these skills to identify valuable financial insights, increase efficiency, and better manage risk. The program focuses on developing working professionals' skills required to succeed and advance in the competitive accounting industry.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70 or higher. No GMAT or GRE is required. Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.70 will be considered for conditional admission.

Application to the Official Certificate Program in Accounting Analytics includes online submission of the application, official transcripts, and an application fee; visit http://www.ccsu.edu/grad/admission/. In addition, applicants must submit a current resume. Instructions for uploading the resume are found within the online graduate application.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international applicants must meet University standards for international admission, including submission of:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores - unless waived by the University;
  • Course-by-course evaluation of foreign credentials from a NACES member evaluation service; and
  • Original translations of foreign academic records.

Certificate Requirements (12 Credits)

Core Required Courses (6 Credits)

BUS 538Business Quantitative Analytics


AC 543Advanced Accounting Analytics


AC 582Capstone Seminar


6 Credits of Advisor Approved Electives

AC 520Managerial Analysis & Cost Control


AC 545Advanced Assurance Services


AC 548Contemporary Accounting Topics


Total Credit Hours: 12