You want to work in a diverse profession, so why would you consider a lock-step program? We offer you the flexibility to customize our curriculum to meet your individual interests through 6 specializations and 2 certificates incorporated into our program. The possibilities of customization are endless as you can take virtually any graduate-level course offered at UofSC Columbia as an elective — including study abroad courses.
Each specialization contains numerous courses for you to choose, and you have the opportunity to mix and match to create an educational experience perfect for the career you are beginning.
Advisory/Consulting Services: From internal audit, controls, cybersecurity or an enterprise-wide issue, dive into the world of identifying, analyzing and prioritizing risk. Learn to provide value-added solutions to clients, manage risk and minimize uncertainty.
Finance- Corporate and Investments: Leverage your CPA designation in finance. Corporate finance courses focus on managing liquidity, monitoring corporate performance, evaluating capital budgeting projects and managing risk. Investment courses focus on securities and a wide array of quantitative valuation methodologies.
CPA Exam Preparation: Courses covering topics encountered on the CPA Exam that are not always touched on in undergraduate curriculum. Reduce the amount of time you might have to study individually for these topics on the exam.
International Business: Pursue a career without borders. Explore opportunities and topics with a global perspective.
Entrepreneur: Whether you want to own your own firm or work with emerging startups, expand your business acumen with these entrepreneurial courses.
Corporate/Managerial Accounting (CMA, CGMA): If public accounting isn't your thing, these courses will prepare you for the skills needed for the corporate world. Topics also cover material tested on the CMA and CGMA exams not always touched on in undergraduate curriculum.
Business Analytics: Expand your ability to make informed, data-driven business decisions. With descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and perspective analytic techniques, you will learn not only to identify what happened and why, but also what is likely to happen in the future and what path your company or client should take for future success.
Systems/IT- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): ERP software allows companies to manage their business intelligence, operations planning and materials purchasing. The ERP certificate focuses on a strong understanding of database skills and the function, design, control and use of ERP systems. Participants can also receive an industry certification in SAP- the leading global provider of ERP software.