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Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate, Graduate

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 12 Hours

Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate for graduate students gives C-level executives—and students looking to develop C-level skills—a thorough foundation in modern accounting information systems.

Program Overview

A&M-Central Texas’ accredited 12-hour Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate for graduate students gives C-level executives—and students looking to develop C-level skills—a thorough foundation in modern accounting information systems.

Highlighting the controls and technical aspects of accounting and auditing from a systems point of view, the A&M-Central Texas certificate program delivers both the industry best practices and the in-demand skills needed to build, lead and manage accounting IT organizations.

Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate for graduate students gives C-level executives—and students looking to develop C-level skills—a thorough foundation in modern accounting information systems.

Aligned Curriculum

The Accounting Information Systems and Control certificate courses may be used to satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement needed for CPA licensure in most states and is aligned with Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) standards.

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Program Benefits and Learning Outcomes

From the design and implementation of modern accounting IT systems to the tools needed to find and fight fraud, the Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate gives students sought-after knowledge in critical areas of accounting technology, including:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computerized accounting systems, with an understanding of the specific needs for design, implementation, operation, control, and audit techniques of accounting IT systems.
  • The study of ethics as it relates to problems in business and economic decisions. Learn to integrate ethical reasoning, objectivity, independence, and other core values; analyze real-world ethical lapses from business and the accounting profession; and understand recent cases requiring use of business and accounting data to evaluate the ethical decision process.
  • The complete cycle of investigative auditing, including thorough study and evaluation of internal control, and corroborative evidence on the details of account balances. Students explore flow-charts, test planning, use of statistical samples, computer controls and management audits, and gain in-demand experience through team performance on an extended case audit.
  • The controls, issues and audit techniques needed when using computers as an auditing tool. Students use generalized audit software currently used in auditing practices, with a particular emphasis on computer fraud, security measures, and controls in advanced online, teleprocessing systems.

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Who should take this certificate program?

A&M-Central Texas’ Accounting Information Systems and Control Certificate was created for early- to mid-career business professionals seeking positions in the IT audit field and for certification as an information systems auditor, or those in need of additional credit hours to qualify to sit for the CPA exam.


Career possibilities include:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Government Auditor
  • Information Technology Auditor
  • Internal Auditor, Data Analyst
  • Financial Advisor

Program Information


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the undergraduate and graduate certificates are based on the number of credit hours taken per semester, and are approved for federal Title IV financial assistance. They are not currently approved for veteran education benefits for the Fall 2022 semester.

Installment Payment Plan options:

A&M-Central Texas offers an Installment Payment Plan each semester to help you with paying for current-term balances. The IPP breaks your tuition and fees into four (for Fall and Spring semesters) or three (Summer semester) payments due throughout the semester, with a one-time, non-refundable service fee of $20 and the first installment due on the first day of class.

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