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Darla Moore School of Business


Specializations and Certificates

It's your career. It's your MACC degree. Take the classes that interest you.

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 Graduate Certificate

The Business Analytics Graduate Certificate is designed to expand your ability to make informed, data-driven business decisions. With descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and perspective analytic techniques, you’ll learn not only to identify what happened and why but how to help their companies plan for future success.

Learn more about the requirements for the Business Analytics Graduate Certificate.

Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate 

The Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate employs a multidisciplinary approach designed to meet the growing demand for leaders who understand and manage cybersecurity and information assurance professionals. The curriculum draws from programming in both international business and risk management, which provides students with a global approach to cybersecurity management.

Learn more about the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management.

Strategic Innovation Graduate Certificate

The Strategic Innovation Graduate Certificate is designed to address this demand by preparing students to successfully navigate an increasingly complex technological environment and develop the skills needed to strategically manage science, technology and innovation in the workforce.

Learn more about the requirements for the Strategic Innovation Graduate Certificate.

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