Graduate Program Certificate:
Enhance your company's financial predictions by capitalizing on past performance data.
As companies become increasingly dependent on collecting data, there is an increased demand for accountants to analyze datasets. The Rutgers Accounting Analytics Certificate takes a deep dive into analytics and how accountants use data to help companies make proper financial decisions. Courses, such as Python and Machine Learning, Financial Data Analytics, and Investment Management and Machine Learning, offer practical insight into financial returns, bond valuation, data science, and much more.
Accountants who specialize in analytics are assets to companies seeking a strategic advantage over competitors in the marketplace.
Career in Accounting Analytics
The certificate has the following prerequisite undergraduate courses, with a B or better, for admission:
52:010:101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
52:010:305 Intermediate Accounting I
52:010:415 Concepts of Auditing
Alternatively, students may take the non-credit Financial Accounting (53:010:505) and/or the Auditing (53:010:507) Knowledge Seminars, depending on prior coursework. There may be several additional prerequisite courses, depending on the student’s choice of electives.
This course covers theory of the attest function and advanced practical applications with attention to methods and procedures for evidence gathering, evaluation, and reporting. Philosophy, statistical sampling, EDP auditing, fraud examination, professional ethics, and audit research cases are emphasized.
This course develops students’ data extraction, data transformation, data analysis, data interpretation, and data visualization skills. Topics covered include fraud detection, Benford’s law, managerial accounting analytics, and financial accounting analytics. This course includes a substantial data analytics class project.
Add two of five approved electives from the curriculum list.
Alternative courses can be considered in certain circumstances. Permission of the Program Director or Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is required. Contact your graduate academic advisor for more information.
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