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Accounting and Financial Analytics
Advanced Certificate
Saunders College of Business
Graduate Program Contact Matthew Cornwell

Today's accounting and finance professionals are expected to serve as business partners and experts who use data analytics to inform recommendations on business strategy. The advanced certificate in accounting and financial analytics provides knowledge in data science and statistical analysis so accounting and finance professionals can mine and analyze data to improve business strategy, operations, and outcomes.

This graduate-level credential provides finance and accounting professionals with the data skills they need to operate effectively in today’s data-centric environment. You will learn how to access, interpret, analyze, and report business data, as well as use visualization as a decision-making tool in functional business areas. Courses completed in the certificate program may be applied to the master’s degree in business analytics, or can be used as valuable academic and applied experience for students pursuing master's degrees in fields such as finance, accounting, management, applied statistics, and computer science.

  • Price

    $1,191 per credit hour (2020-21)

  • Duration

    12 credit hours required

    A part-time student may complete this degree in as few as 12 months.

  • Courses
  • Program Differentiators
    • 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
    • RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
    • Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
    • We build programs based on real-time employer demand
    • The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
    • RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
    • We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
    • Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
    • We provide enriched personalized academic advising
    • You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
  • Application Requirements

    Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.

    To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in accounting and financial analytics program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:

    • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
    • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
    • Submit a personal statement.
    • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
    • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 88 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales.
    • Certain countries are subject to comprehensive embargoes under US Export Controls, which prohibit virtually ALL exports, imports and other transactions without a license or other US Government authorization. Learners from Syria, Sudan, North Korea, the Crimea region of the Ukraine, Iran and Cuba may not register for online courses at RIT. Nor may individuals on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the United States Commerce Department’s table of Deny Orders. By registering for online courses at RIT, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.