Certificate in Accounting and Information Systems
University of Maryland at University College offers a Certificate in Accounting and Information systems for students and professionals in business and information technology whose career opportunities can be augmented or improved with certification demonstrating their ability to apply technology to manage accounting activity and facilitate the practice of monitoring income and expenditures. Students will learn about advanced accounting practices and the development of skill in the utilization of accounting software and accounting information systems to facilitate the collection and analysis of accounting data.
Individuals in the program will learn about accepted accounting practices and the different roles of accounting and information systems within organizations. Those classes include orientation to graduate studies at UMUC, financial accounting, accounting information systems, information technology acquisitions management, and foundations of information security and assurance.
Upon completing the program, students will have demonstrated the professional knowledge and qualifications necessary for roles of accountant or accounting information manager within organizations. Those qualifications include the ability to assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results, to communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences, to effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession, to construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges, to evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests, to appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization, and to evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Students must have an undergraduate minor in accounting (or 15 credits in undergraduate accounting) with a minimum grade of "C" in each course to enroll in this certificate program.
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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