The Graduate Accounting Certificate serves as a "bridge" program for non-accountants who wish to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination and can help you become educationally qualified to be licensed as a CPA.
More than a
Much more than a CPA review course, these are not CPE
credits, they are actual graduate degree credits, that if desired can be rolled
into a graduate degree program. Students who complete the 15-credit graduate accounting certificate
are eligible to apply to a Stillman School of Business graduate program (e.g.,
MBA, MSAC or MSPA). If you meet all current requirements for program admission, you can use all certificate courses to fulfill applicable degree
Who Should Apply?
professionals in finance, tax, supply chain management, engineering, law or
those who have quantitative backgrounds, are especially suited
for the graduate accounting certificate.
- The external auditors have just asked for
documentation on a transaction. Why do they want to know this?
- The Financial Accounting Standards Board
just issued a new opinion. What was the old rule and how will the
new opinion change the company's financial statements?
- Our business is expanding, but the
Accounting Department just told me that profits are down. How can
- What are the financial statement and
income tax implications of a new business transaction?
If you have ever wondered these or similar questions, this
program is for you. If you want to advance your career to the role of CFO or CEO,
or have a need to better understand the accounting environment (walk the walk
and talk the talk of your accounting colleagues), give serious consideration to
enrolling in this certificate program.
To apply, you must possess an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. In addition, you must demonstrate prior coursework in basic financial accounting.
No GMAT or GRE required.
Courses are taught by full-time Stillman School of Business
faculty and adjuncts. Courses may also be offered in an online or hybrid
|Curriculum ||Course ||Credits |
|BACC 7100 ||Financial Reporting ||6 |
|BACC 7123 ||Auditing Standards and Problems ||3 |
|BACC 7128 ||Advanced Accounting ||3 |
|BACC 7135 ||Essentials of Federal Taxation (covers both individual and corporate taxation) ||3 |
How to Apply
- Complete the online
- Provide a current
- Submit all official
transcripts from each university attended (including all transfer credits)