Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Graduate Study
Managerial Analysis for Decision Making - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Managerial Analysis for Decision Making is designed to meet the needs of business and accounting professionals, as well as career changers. The objective of this certificate is to provide essential tools and skills to make business decisions using accounting information. It focuses on the preparation, analysis and use of accounting information for planning and control purposes and aids in the understanding of how accounting is useful to facilitate decision making of managers and employees within the firm, as opposed to parties external to the firm such as investors. The certificate is available online only and is not open to students enrolled in the Master of Science Degree in Accounting.


To be considered for admission, students:

  1. must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. must have education and/or experience in accounting or finance or related field.
  3. have recommended minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Managerial Analysis for Decision Making

Students must complete all of the following courses (9 credits):
ACC 807 Using Financial Statement Data for Decision Making-An Analytics Approach 3
ACC 841 Corporate Sustainability Strategy Development and Implementation 3
ACC 843 Value Chain Accounting and Analytics 3
Students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate and a minimum 2.0 grade in each course for the course to count towards the certificate program.