Application Requirements

Applicants must have a U.S. equivalent bachelor degree from an accredited college or university and have completed Intermediate Accounting (ACCT 331 Financial Accounting II or Mason equivalent). 

Eligibility Requirements

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 at the school's website


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

Students are responsible for familiarization and compliance with the university's Graduate Policies contained in this catalog. A maximum of 3 graduate credits taken at another institution can be transferred to the graduate certificate. The time limit for completion is four years from the date of admission to the graduate certificate. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to complete the certificate.

Banner Code: BU-CERG-GACT

Total credits: 12

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

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses

ACCT 672Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting 13
or ACCT 792 Seminar in Accounting
ACCT 611Advanced Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 742Corporate Governance and Ethics3
ACCT 772Federal Financial Accounting3
Total Credits12

Students who completed ACCT 672 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting or equivalent in their undergraduate or other graduate program must take ACCT 792 Seminar in Accounting instead.