The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Accounting for Government
Contracts provides an opportunity for students to acquire education in the field of government
accounting with a federal government contracting emphasis. George Mason is
uniquely situated in the federal government space. Additionally, courses in the
certificate program will also help prepare students to sit for the Certified
Government Financial Manager (CGFM) exams sponsored by the Association
of Government Accountants (AGA).
Courses taken in the Graduate Certificate in Accounting for Government Contracts can be applied towards the Master of Science in Accounting.
To verify if this certificate currently qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid please visit the unit website .


All students registering for School of Business graduate courses must have graduate standing. Non-degree student status is not available. 

Full eligibility and admission requirements can be viewed on the School of Business website.


Graduate-level courses offered by the School of Business cannot be audited.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, please see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: BU-CERG-ACGC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Required Courses

ACCT 621GovCon Acquisition Regulations and Reporting3
ACCT 623Project Accounting and Cost Management3
ACCT 624GovCon Business Systems and Control3
ACCT 625GovCon Audit and Compliance3
Total Credits12