Accounting Information Systems Certificate

Here, you'll learn to streamline your accounting processes by putting information systems into action.

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Program Overview

Take the inside track to a graduate certificate in accounting information systems (AIS). As you go hands-on with information systems technology, you'll learn to make the accounting processes in your organization more efficient, capable, and usable. Along the way, you'll prepare for the CPA and CISA exams by obtaining transferrable knowledge and earning additional credits. 

With the skills to bridge the gap between accounting and technology, you'll rise in your career. 

Our School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Program Options for AIS Certificate

As part of the program, you'll work directly with SAP software. Complete 3 SAP-vetted courses and receive our joint SAP Recognition Award.

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Admissions Information

Your application to our certificate in accounting information systems consists of two parts: a complete online application and the $35 application fee.

For admission consideration, we require you to have an undergraduate degree with minimum GPA of 2.7.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application.

You can start during any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

Program Highlights

Prepare for long-term success as you acquire portable skills and powerful knowledge.


Partnership with SAP

Master tools used for reporting, recording, financial analysis, and more through our 20-year partnership with SAP, an international leader in business software and technology. Complete three SAP-vetted courses and receive our joint SAP Recognition Award. Along the way, you'll learn to operate applications used by global accounting leaders.

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Network of Industry Insiders

Strengthen your career path by building relationships with students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Accounting & Information Management Advisory Board. Long after you complete our program, you can call on these industry experts for advice and support.

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Powerhouse Faculty

From day one, you'll partner with industry-shaping faculty who understand how to maximize accounting information systems. As you tune into their insights, stories, and research, you'll prepare to lead your organization into greater accounting efficiency.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Elevate your career as you meet the growing demand for accountants with information technology expertise.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • KPMG
  • PriceWaterhouseCooper
  • Global Tax Management
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • SAP
  • Baker Tilley

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Chief financial officer
  • Senior accountant
  • Information systems auditor
  • Director of internal audit

Industry Growth

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028, higher than the national average for other occupations.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average Salary


Average salary of an internal audit director

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