Take your accounting degree to the next 

Managerial Accounting Graduate Certificate

Take your career to the next level and deepen your accounting skills through Davenport University's managerial accounting graduate certificate. This managerial accounting certificate will also help you prepare to pass the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) exam. You can complete the management accounting certificate as a stand-alone certificate or while taking Master of Business Administration courses.

 Earn the managerial accounting degree either Online+ through Davenport’s Global Campus or in-person at our Lansing Campus or W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. You'll learn from experienced faculty who hold key management positions in cost accounting and managerial accounting.

With a graduate certificate in managerial accounting from Davenport, you'll be positioned to exceed employer expectations, transform communities, and earn a higher salary. Employers actively hire graduates of Davenport's managerial financial accounting program because our grads demonstrate the readiness to handle job functions in cost and managerial accounting. 

Is a managerial accounting certificate worth it?  

As you consider the management accounting certificate at Davenport, you may be wondering, “Is it worth it?” Whether you have an educational background in accounting or not, the graduate certificate in managerial accounting will position you for leadership roles. This online accounting certificate also prepares you to enroll in the MBA in managerial accounting at Davenport — no matter your undergraduate degree.  

Explore classes for Davenport’s management accounting certificate

Deepen your accounting knowledge with classes like Accounting Information Systems, CMA Prep Financial Planning, CMA Prep Financial Decision Making and Advanced Financial Management. All courses are taught by experienced faculty who hold key management positions in cost accounting and managerial accounting.

Prerequisite: ACCT 510 - Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts (or undergraduate equivalent or experience) is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Managerial Accounting.

*ACCT761 and ACCT762 are only offered in a 15-week Online+ format.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn your managerial accounting certificate 100% online or in-person
Complete this graduate certificate in just one semester

Why pursue a graduate certificate in managerial accounting at Davenport?

With Davenport’s managerial accounting graduate certificate program, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of key accounting areas of a company — and you’ll be earning course credits you can apply to the MBA degree. You'll also participate in many managerial financial accounting networking events, such as job fairs, campus-hosted discussion panels and speaker events. Benefit from our emphasis on five key competency areas: 

  • Financial reporting and decisions
  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Performance management
  • Cost management
  • Internal controls

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Credits that apply to our MBA degree

Reap the career benefits of our graduate certificate in managerial accounting now and enjoy the added bonus of course credits you can apply toward Davenport’s MBA degree.


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Get to work

Complete your managerial accounting certificate in just one semester and be prepared to become an accounting manager and more. 


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Learn from experts

Learn from the best in the managerial accounting field — your professors! They are experts with years of real-world experience.


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IACBE Accredited

Earn a degree that has specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). 


Get started on your managerial accounting graduate certificate

Take the next step toward earning your graduate certificate in managerial accounting at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on the path to managerial accounting. Request more information or begin your application now.

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog