Jun 23, 2024  
2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Assurance Certificate

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Audrey Scarlata, Department Contact
(615) 898-2625

The certificate program in Assurance is designed for students interested in furthering their education in the Auditing and Assurance profession or those requiring accounting credit hours to be eligible for CPA certification to earn 12 graduate accounting hours and a certificate in Assurance. The courses required for the certificate will highlight the necessary skills needed to be successful in Auditing and Assurance accounting roles. 

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Assurance Certificate program a student must meet ONE of the following:

  1. have an undergraduate accounting degree from an AACSB International accredited institution with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00;
  2. have an overall composite score >950, calculated as (Cumulative GPA x 200 + GMAT, with a minimum GMAT of 400;
  3. have an upper-division composite score >1000, calculated as (Upper Division GPA x 200) + GMAT, with a minimum GMAT of 400;
  4. International students must comply with the following provision: for undergraduate degrees from foreign institutions where a grade point average cannot be clearly established but where that work is thought to be equivalent to domestic grades of B or higher, admission eligibility may be determined by the GMAT score. A score of at least 450 is required for unconditional admission under such circumstances. Preparatory work taken at institutions with grading systems paralleling those of most U.S. institutions must conform to a B average.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) if required;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Applications are accepted for students to enter the certificate program during any semester (fall, spring, or summer). June 1 is the deadline for priority admission for the fall semester, and October 1 is the deadline for priority admission for spring. Applications will be accepted after these dates, but admission consideration is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to apply early to facilitate early registration for classes. 

Certificate Requirements

Candidate must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a 3.0 average.

Curriculum: Assurance

Candidates must complete 12 hours in the following course of study:

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