Certificate in Accounting Practice

Intended for candidates with no prior accounting credits, the Certificate of Professional Accounting program will provide the fundamental knowledge of financial and managerial accounting, as well as taxation and accounting information systems sufficient to equip students for entry-level jobs in public or corporate accounting.  
The Certificate of Professional Accounting program strives to conform to the strategic priorities of the School of Business in the following ways:
 
1.  Integrate knowledge from the latest field-based research into classroom discussion so that students better understand financial and managerial decision making in practice and can take a professional leadership role in assessing the pros and cons of standard quantitative tools used in accounting.
 
2.  Recognize the context and implications of the conflicts of interest inherent in the accounting industry in both classroom discussion and extracurricular interaction with local leaders, in order to create principled leaders in the field of accounting.
 
3.  Expose students to the global aspect of the field of accounting through both coursework and interaction with masters-level students in one of the most culturally diverse graduate business schools in the United States.
 
The specific CPrA program objectives are to address the growing demand for a masters-level business certificate focused in accounting by accomplishing the following goals:
 
     •  Provide focused, graduate level education to those wishing to pursue a professional career in
         accounting
     •  Develop communication skills critical to long-term success in the accounting profession
     •  Provide participants with an understanding of the day-to-day work environment accounting
         professionals face, and career guidance, through periodic interaction with other professionals

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Certificate Requirements

ACC 681Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting4
ACC 682Intermediate Accounting4
ACC 683Taxation4
ACC 684Accounting Information Systems4
Total Credit Hours16