Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

Unlock Your Potential

Earn an Accounting Certificate

The Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) courses offered by Rowan University's Rohrer College of Business (RCB):

  • will expand your knowledge in specialized accounting subjects;
  • count toward the 150-credit requirement to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
  • are a valuable stand-alone credential on your way to earning a master’s degree;
  • are ideal for those who wish to strengthen their application for MBA admission; and
  • are fully transferrable into the MBA program to satisfy an Accounting area of concentration at Rowan in the future.

The COGS to MBA/MS Accounting Pathway

For students who might not be directly admissible into the MBA program at RCB, the Accounting COGS is an excellent opportunity to show high achievement and/or earn a GMAT waiver. Completing the Accounting COGS with a 3.5 GPA or higher evidences strength as an MBA candidate, significantly increases the chance of acceptance, and also waives the optional GMAT/GRE application requirement.

Find out more information about GMAT waivers contact us at for help planning your pathway to the MBA program.

Stand Out in Your Field

Explore best practices for preparing and utilizing financial reporting statements. Master budgeting processes, operational planning, and advanced accounting principles that are crucial skills in such roles as CPA, tax manager, budget analyst, or auditing manager.

Accounting talent is in demand across diverse industries such as:

  • insurance;
  • health care;
  • information technology;
  • the public sector; and
  • in serving accounting or financial management functions in nonprofit or government.

Why Choose a COGS?

COGS pathway makes it possible to immediately focus on a specialized area of interest strategically tailored for your next career move or the next step in your education. The admissions process for a COGS is more streamlined than for a full degree, allowing a simpler entry point to explore graduate studies. 

Pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) can contribute to your earning a promotion or higher pay, expand your responsibilities in your current role, and make your resume stand out. 

Gain expertise you can add to your repertoire and resume now. Elevate your strategic and critical-thinking dexterity, revitalize your skill set, improve your leadership and management potential, and give your work performance more agility and depth.

Admissions Information

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Attend an Information Session

During our Program-Hosted Info Sessions, you'll learn about curriculum options, how our programs fit into a variety of career paths, admissions requirements, tuition and financial aid, and other important points for your planning and decision-making needs.

Learn More About Our Students and Alumni

Our MBA, MS Finance, Certificate students, and alumni bring a wide range of industry experience and varied career goals to the Rohrer College of Business (RCB). To learn more about some of our brightest RCB students and alumni, check out these select stories to get a sense of who might be your new contacts if you join us as a student or the type of talent you might hire if you’re looking to grow your team.