Graduate Certificates in Accounting, Business Analytics, and Management

Earn Your Graduate Certificate and Develop New Skills

100% ONLINE | Complete in as Little as 24 Weeks | Apply Credits Toward Your Masters

Build Powerful Skills to Apply Immediately

If you have already completed a Master’s degree, are unsure that you want a Master’s degree but still want to advance your skillset, or if you simply want exposure to graduate classes that may be transferrable into a Master’s program, our MSM and MSA concentrations are available as credit bearing, stand-alone certificates*.

*Courses within these certificates may have prerequisites based on academic background.

Certificate Program Overview

This 12-credit certificate requires three courses in Frameworks for Business Analytics, Applied Statistics for Business Insights, and Driving Action through Business Analytics. The Business Analytics Certificate offers students the opportunity to develop the foundational skills needed to extract decision-guiding insights out of data. Students will explore the latest analytical tools and learn to interpret data to solve business problems.

  • 100% Online
  • Complete In As Little As 24 Weeks

Understanding and comprehending how to identify Fraud when conducting an audit is part of the investigative action accountants take to help pinpoint deception or criminal activity. By completing the Fraud & Forensic certificate, students are introduced to topics around fraud examination, cyber security and tax fraud. The skills acquired will equip students with the tools needed to identify inaccurate reporting and fiscal malfeasance that can occur in organizations.

This 12-credit Marketing Management certificate provides students with a comprehensive and analytical understanding of how marketing impacts business decisions. Students will gain insight into the marketing function and will be exposed to core elements such as digital and social media marketing, marketing analytics and strategy and how aspects of marketing contribute to practices of management.

This 12-credit certificate offers a dual focused management approach that combines theories and strategies around managing individuals while encompassing what is best for an organization as a whole. Students are exposed to core elements of leadership such as ethics, motivation, creativity, vision, teamwork, managing teams, leading organizations through change, and understanding and managing stakeholders. Students develop a strong foundation in strategic business practices that keep organizations moving forward and learn how to integrate best practices to increase employee engagement, retention and productivity.

The three 12-credit Product Management Foundations Certificates provide the skill set needed to start a product management career. The Product Management Foundations Certificates are more holistic and comprehensive than typical single-skill-focused product management continuing education programs. They also offer full, transferable graduate credits, versus CEUs. Additionally, the Product Management Foundations Certificates are tailored to the needs of specific industry sectors.

Understanding and comprehending the language of finance and business performance is essential for professionals at any level within an organization. By completing the 12-credit Quantitative & Digital Finance certificate, students are introduced to topics such as quant and factor investing, corporate finance and other innovative trends in the finance industry. The skills acquired will equip students to make sound financial decisions that affect individual organizations and society as a whole.

With a Strategic Human Resource Management certificate, students will examine the critical role of achieving an organization’s strategic objectives as they relate to human capital. Students will gain deep knowledge of topics related to negotiations, conflict resolution, maximizing organizational performance, and using analytics to make informed decisions in a diverse workplace. This 12-credit certificate is excellent preparation for a career in human resources.

Taxation is a key sector in the accounting industry. Organizations are always looking for strategic ways to maximize revenue and minimize tax. By completing the Taxation certificate, students are introduced to advanced topics in taxation, and have the option to gain more specialized insight into either personal tax or corporate tax. The course content is focused on issues related to Tax Research, Procedures and Ethics, International Taxation, Estate & Gift Taxation, Personal Tax Planning, Advanced Flow-Through Tax Entities, and Criminal Tax Investigation. Students will learn valuable tax planning and tax return preparation skills that will equip them with the knowledge to excel within a variety of industries.




Potential Career Paths May Include:

Marketing Manager
Human Resources Manager
Forensic Accountant

Average Annual Salary Source:, December 2020

Admission Requirements

Students accepted into the online graduate certificate programs will take the first step in attaining valuable professional skills. Admissions details:

  • Transcript proving completion of a Bachelor’s degree and prerequisite coursework (if applicable) required

  • Updated Resume

  • No application fee

  • No GMAT/GRE necessary


At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally, and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

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