Advanced Accounting

Post-Master's Certificate
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This post-master’s certificate will go beyond the basics and expand to deeper analysis of accounting principles. You will develop an understanding of Full Goodwill approach, consistent with the latest FASB requirements. The certificate also emphasizes FARS accounting research and includes an instructional supplement on how to conduct FARS and other database searches. You develop knowledge to pursue advanced positions in management, with the ability to calculate and analyze strategic business decisions. The specialization could also serve as preparation for the Uniform CPA examination. 

Basis of Admission

A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.


Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.

At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.

Course Length

All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.

Certificate Courses - 18 credit hours

Course Code


Course Description


Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques

This doctoral course examines the nature of fraud in a business setting. It explores the topics of prevention, detection and investigation, and the resolution of cases of fraud that may be found in the corporate world. The course will help differentiate types of fraud found in organizational management and consumer instances, as well as other possible fraudulent acts, and how to react to discovered fraud as an auditing interest. Delineation on how, why, and what to do when fraud is uncovered in a corporation will also be discussed.


Advanced Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations

This doctoral level course provides an in-depth review of the accounting principles and practices used in not-for-profit organizations, with an emphasis on governmental accounting practices. The course also covers accounting principles and practices specific to hospitals, colleges and universities, health and welfare agencies, and similar organizations. Enabling practitioners to establish logical frameworks for understanding, analyzing and solving the accounting challenges of nonprofit organizations is stressed.


Advanced Tax Strategies

This Doctoral level course examines vital aspects of the U.S. federal tax system. It includes coverage of important tax concepts and principles, such as planning and compliance, individual income taxes, partnerships, corporate, estate and gift taxation, and trusts. Coverage of these concepts serves as a foundation for developing effective income tax strategies.


Advanced Auditing Methods and Practice

This doctoral level course examines auditing theory and the application of auditing standards and methods in practice settings. These include auditing and assurance services, audit planning, substantive testing, and internal control evaluation. The evidence and procedures used by external auditors and how they report on financial statements are also examined.


Advanced International Accounting

This doctoral level course examines international accounting practices, theory, and issues. These include harmonization of financial reporting and auditing, comparative accounting, translation, international taxation, transfer pricing and strategic accounting issues in multinational corporations. Special attention will be given to the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards.


Advanced Accounting Capstone Project

The student will create a comprehensive research project that seeks to create a unique solution to a stated, real or hypothetical defined topic approved by the Mentor. Research scope and definitions must be declared before the specific approved project can commence. students will be assessed on demonstrated proficiency in designed assignments, which will culminate into a final research project.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Business and Technology Management's post-master's certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $974
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,922
  • Program cost: $17,882
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors.For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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