Your auditing skills start here.

Auditors examine an organization’s financial records in order to attest to their accuracy, making them critically important to the integrity of financial markets. Auditors must be detail oriented investigators, as they are relied upon to detect fraud, intentional misstatements and subterfuge. Auditing is an in-demand skill with opportunities in many sectors; auditors may work for specific companies, public accounting firms, government agencies or regulatory bodies, including the Internal Revenue Service. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is closely tied to the growth of the economy and is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028.

What is it?

The Graduate Certificate in Auditing is an innovative 12-credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). It’s designed for students and working professionals seeking expertise in internal, external, systems or operational auditing.

This certificate emphasizes one of the key services areas in the CPA Profession. For business students recently completing their undergraduate studies, this certificate program can be used to prepare for and gain entry into the CPA profession. Working professionals seeking to upgrade or change the focus of their professional qualification will gain advanced skills applicable to the practice of auditing not possessed by most other candidates.

Throughout the program, students will receive advanced training in modern auditing methods, applied auditing theory, practice and research. The program is designed to provide students with the specialized skills necessary to be an immediate contributor on the audit staffs of CPA firms and other organizations. For those balancing work, family and school responsibilities, this is a flexible program.

Two Required Courses:

ACCTNG 4435: Auditing

ACCTNG 5435: Graduate Topics in Auditing

Choose Two Elective Courses from the Following:

ACCTNG 5402: Professional Accounting Research

ACCTNG 5408: Fraud Examination

ACCTNG 5436: Systems Auditing

Career Opportunities

External Auditor
Internal Auditor
Government Auditor
Forensic Accountant

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Auditing at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified PhD faculty with significant practical experience. Many hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious accounting programs. They’re not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students will need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

College of Business Administration
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St. Louis, MO 63121
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Office of Graduate Admissions
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St. Louis, MO 63121
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