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Accounting is a foundation of any successful business venture. Individuals with the knowledge and experience to make informed financial decisions are highly valued contributors in businesses across the globe.

Program Overview

In the Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as financial risk management, value creation, and information analysis. Exposure to decision making theory will assist your conceptual understanding of how investors, money managers, and corporate managers make economic and financial decisions.

  • Program Structure: Full-time, part-time, or online
  • Class Schedule: Courses are offered weeknights, Monday–Thursday, on our Boston campus or 100% online. Boston campus students may also take one course online. International students must complete all of their classes on campus.
  • Time to Complete: Campus-based students may be complete the program in as few as three semesters, or spread out as long as three years. Online students may compete their certificate in two semesters, or up to two years. The length of the program may depend on your course selections. International students must complete 15 credits over an eight-month period to be visa compliant.

Unique Features

Study on your own terms. Start your graduate certificate at a time that works for you. You can enter the program in September, January, or May. International students who are studying on an F-1 visa can enter in either May or September.You can choose to enroll in a class just one night a week or accelerate the program by taking a heavier course load each semester.

Build toward something more. The Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making is a unique opportunity to quickly gain fundamental business knowledge and earn a graduate-level credential from a top ranked university. And that’s just the beginning.

When you are ready to pursue a full graduate degree at Northeastern University, the credits you earn during the certificate program may be applied to eligible D’Amore-McKim master’s programs, including our Part-Time MBA and Online MBA. This is a valuable opportunity to turn your career-impacting graduate certificate into a more advanced professional credential.

Admissions

  • GMAT Required? No.
  • Where do I apply? Apply using this application.
  • Interview required? International applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. You may demonstrate this in one of two ways: submit your test score from TOEFL iBTIELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.

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Application Checklist

Need guidance on completing your application? The application checklist provides step-by-step instructions and tips from our admissions team.

Personal Statement Guide

Need guidance in composing the personal statement for your application? The essay guide will help you organize your thoughts and draft your copy.

There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you’ll find the cost per credit listed next to “D’Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

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Boston Campus Curriculum As a graduate certificate student, you will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned faculty and accomplished classmates. Among your professors, you’ll find business founders, financial experts, consultants, and respected industry leaders. Sitting beside you in the classroom, you’ll find fellow students from around the world, ready to share their own professional…

Accounting is a foundation of a successful business, and individuals with the knowledge and experience to make informed financial decisions are valued contributors in corporations across the globe.  In the Online Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Decision Making, you’ll have the opportunity to explore topics such as financial statement preparation, value creation, and information…

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