Financial Controllership Certificate

Financial Controllership Certificate

The Black School of Business offers a Financial Controllership Certificate (FINCT).


The Financial Controllership Certificate is designed to provide students with the skill sets to succeed in becoming a corporate accounting and financial management professional. Required coursework is aligned with topics covered by the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. CMA certification demonstrates expertise in financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics. To earn an undergraduate certificate in Financial Controllership, a minimum of 15 credits is required. 

*Note that 13 credits of prerequisites are required.

Prescribed Courses (15 credits)

Required courses: 15 credit hours

* Prerequisites:  ACCTG 211, ACCTG 305 or ACCTG 371, ACCTG 312; FIN 301

Visit the Registrar's website to download the certificate application.

Contact Person

Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh
Professor of Accounting and MIS
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Black School of Business
269 Burke
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563

Phone: 814-898-6438