Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

The Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) offered by the Rohrer College of Business is designed to allow students to expand their knowledge in specialized accounting subjects as well as obtain additional courses needed to reach the 150 credit requirement to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Courses in the Accounting COGS program are taught by highly qualified faculty with national and international reputations.






Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study at Rowan University requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (s.h.) made up of 4 courses.


  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Course: 3 S.H.    
ACC 03500 Managerial Accounting 3


Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Elective Courses: 9 S.H.
ACC 03502 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 03507 Government And Non-For-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 03509 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACC 03511 Introduction To Federal Taxation 3
ACC 03512 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Business Process Controls 3
ACC 03513 Financial Accounting Problems and Practice 3
ACC 03514 Accounting Legal Liability & Professional Responsibility 3
ACC 03515 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of the number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution.

    • Foundations of Accounting (or Accounting I & II)
    • Students who have not earned a bachelor's in accounting must take Managerial Accounting (ACC 03500), along with 3 electives

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1