2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management Accounting, Graduate Certificate

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Management Accounting, Graduate Certificate Locations  

The Graduate Certificate in Management Accounting is in the School of Business which is housed within the College of Management. The certificate is designed to prepare the students with the competencies necessary to excel in professional positions that require a high level of comfort with accounting and finance, such as chief financial officers, controllers, financial analysts, or budget analysts or directors. More specifically, this curriculum will provide the students with an extensive understanding of management accounting concepts, cost accounting, accounting research practices, activity-based costing as an aid to making decisions, profit planning, budget forecasting and preparation, and broaden their leadership skills. The skills acquired in the management accounting curriculum will develop student knowledge of financial planning, financial analysis, control mechanisms, decision-making, and professional ethics. The Management Accounting certificate is unique in that it is designed to prepare students without an undergraduate degree in accounting, or from different graduate disciplines, with the competencies necessary to assume leadership roles within the financial service units as opposed to working as a staff or public accountant.

Requirements For: Certificate - 12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers Graduate Certificates at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of residency requirement, at least 75% of the coursework completed at Park
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0* (for courses in the certificate)
  • Completion of coursework with no more than 2 grades of C earned at Park University
  • Meet all requirements of the specific program as outlined in this catalog
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation

*Individual departments may establish additional (or higher) requirements (refer to the program-specific requirements).

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