The professional accounting industry is undergoing a major shift resulting from recent technological advances. The profession now has the ability to access and process large amounts of business data, including unstructured data sources, coupled with innovative analytical software, that extend traditional methods of accounting analytics. Additionally, emerging technologies, such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), possess capabilities of basic accounting functions that were traditionally performed by humans.

Financial Analytics in a 12-Credit Online Graduate Certificate

Whether you have just graduated from college—or you have been working in the accounting field
for years:

To get ahead in today’s business world, you must be able to tap into today’s vast amounts of data, producing actionable insights and strategic guidance to support your organization’s key decision makers.

To answer this demand, the UConn School of Business now offers the Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics online. With this innovative professional certificate, students will develop a skillset which enables them to operate with an analytics mindset throughout all accounting fields including audit, tax, financial reporting, forensics and consulting.

The Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics, offered in a flexible, online format:

  • Helps students develop a data mindset, preparing them to interact with data scientists from an accountant’s perspective.
  • Enables students to develop the skills necessary to apply modern analytical methods yielding descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive accounting information used for business intelligence.
  • Provides hands-on experience with audit, tax, and financial analytical software such as ACL, IDEA, Excel, Hadoop, SAS, CRSP, Compustat, and such visualization software as Tableau and Microsoft Power BI.
  • Focuses on such topics as fintech, cryptocurrencies, unstructured data, web scraping, data extraction, blockchain, visualizations, data modeling, and relational databases.

For preferred consideration applications must be received by:

June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
Once an application is complete an admissions decision may be made within approximately three to five weeks from the time the application is complete.

A Bachelor's degree is required to apply for the Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics.

Apply now to avoid last minute delays.

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