Accounting Graduate Certificate (Online)

With this focused, rigorous degree, you'll take a deep dive into accounting theory and principles while you gain a solid understanding of the business landscape. The online Master of Accounting program is distinguished by dedicated, expert instructors and a best-in-class digital learning experience

WashU Olin's online degree programs are divided into three sections, each one earning a credential. After your first eight months, you'll earn a Graduate Certificate, followed by an Advanced Graduate Certificate during your second eight months and finishing with your degree when you complete the program. That means you are able to add impressive credentials to your resume before you complete the degree.

  • Graduate Certificate: The online Master of Accounting Graduate Certificate requires completion of 10.5 credits over 8 months.
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate: The online Master of Accounting Advanced Graduate Certificate requires completion of 12 credits over 8 months.
  • Online Master of Accounting degree: The online Master of Accounting degree requires completion of 10.5 credits over 8 months.

The online Master of Accounting degree requires 33 credit units for completion, and students will take courses in auditing, taxes, ethical decision making in accounting, and business analysis using financial statements. Students hone the skills necessary to advance their career goals in the fields of public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, or financial services.

The online Master of Accounting curriculum can be accessed on Olin's website for more information. 

*Students are required to complete the Master of Accounting Graduate Certificate prior to enrolling in the Advanced Graduate Certificate.

Orientation Program

Students will kick-off their enrollment with a weekend immersion program that begins with a program introduction and virtual meet-and-greet. The weekend will include a discussion of program requirements, curriculum, Olin policies, overview of university resources, and team-building activities. The week prior to the immersion program, students will also have advance access to orientation information via the learn.WashU platform. Prior to program start, students will also complete foundation courses to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their degree program. 

Students pursuing individual certificates, or those who have taken a pause in enrollment between the Graduate Certificate and the Advanced Graduate Certificate will participate in a short re-orientation session. This session will re-orient students to campus resources and program requirements, and reintroduce them to support staff from the Graduate Programs Office.