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Online Graduate Certificate

Accounting Information Security

Accounting Information Security
Graduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Build skills in accounting information systems, cyberaccounting, and more.

The online graduate certificate program in accounting information security focuses on the development of synergistic knowledge and cutting-edge technology skill sets in cyberaccounting, data analytics, and information systems. In this program, you’ll build skills to manage accounting information systems and conduct fraud examinations. You’ll explore cyberaccounting, management, and compliance with a focus on audit readiness and audit procedures.

Total Credits Required: 18

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 620)
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 630)

  • (3 Credits, ACCT 610) is prerequisite to all graduate accounting courses.
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 618) is prerequisite to (3 Credits, ACCT 620).
  • (3 Credits, ACCT 628) should be completed before (3 Credits, ACCT 630).

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in accounting, an accelerated pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field may allow you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Additional Program Information

Before enrolling in any graduate accounting course, you must do one of the following:

  • Complete 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, with a grade of C or better in each course; upon submission of an official transcript, you may be accepted into the degree program with fewer than the required 15 credits of undergraduate accounting coursework, but you must complete that coursework before enrolling in your first graduate accounting course.
  • Earn a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license as determined by a State Board of Accountancy; upon submission of documentation and verification of your having earned a CPA license, you may enroll in a graduate accounting course.

You are expected to be familiar with Microsoft Excel. We also recommend a recent background in accounting. Strong writing skills are encouraged in this program.


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