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Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

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The Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) offered by the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University is designed to allow students to expand their knowledge in specialized accounting subjects, as well as obtain additional courses needed to reach the 150 credit requirement to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.). Courses in the Accounting COGS program are taught by highly-qualified faculty with national and international reputations.

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The Accounting Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) at Rowan University requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (s.h.) made up of 4 courses.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
ACC 03502 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 03507 Government And Non-For-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 03509 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACC 03511 Introduction To Federal Taxation 3
ACC 03512 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Business Process Controls 3
ACC 03513 Financial Accounting Problems and Practice 3
ACC 03514 Accounting Legal Liability & Professional Responsibility 3
ACC 03515 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation, or will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution.
    • Foundations of Accounting (or Accounting I & II)
    • Students who have not earned a bachelor's in accounting must take Managerial Accounting (ACC 03500), along with 3 electives
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