Graduate Certificate

Transaction Services - Graduate Certificate

Transaction Services - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Eli Broad College of Business
Accounting and Information Systems

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

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

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Graduate Study
Transaction Services - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Transaction Services is designed to meet the needs of business and accounting professionals, as well as career changers. The program focuses on the technical accounting knowledge and professional communication skillset necessary for individuals interested in transaction services such as mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcies, and other deal transactions. It supports roles, including accounting and tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, the role of accounting in the various stages of transactions, and advanced accounting data analysis. 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 Transaction Services

Students must complete all of the following courses (12 credits):
ACC 807 Using Financial Statement Data for Decision Making-An Analytics Approach 3
ACC 850 Accounting and Tax Implications of Mergers and Acquisitions 3
ACC 891 Special Topics in Accounting and Information Services (Transaction Services Capstone) 3
FI 845 Financial Modeling and Simulations I 1.5
FI 846 Financial Modeling and Simulations II 1.5
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.