Not everyone needs or wants a complete degree program. Recognizing this, the DCIE - in cooperation with several other colleges and schools of the University - offers special Credit Certificate Programs.

Focusing on a single subject, these certificate programs allow students to concentrate on courses that offer the specific knowledge and skills needed for career advancement. All courses are taught by University of Miami faculty at the undergraduate level and are taken for academic credit hour.

Each certificate program varies in the number of required credit hours. While required courses are noted, students may work with an advisor in developing an individually-designed program.

If accepted to the Credit Certificate Program (CCP)  a student will acknowledge that in order to receive the certificate they must remain continuously enrolled in the Credit Certificate Program Plan earning the required number of credits/courses.  If a student becomes enrolled in another academic program plan (graduate or undergraduate) before completing the Credit Certificate Program the student will automatically be discontinued in the Credit Certificate Program and will no longer be eligible to receive the Certificate.

*This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment for further assistance.

Certificate in Accounting 

The Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is awarded by the Division of Continuing and International Education and the Department of Accounting. It is designed for those who hold at least an undergraduate degree (preferably in business) from an accredited college or university, and whose present interest or occupation is accounting. The program requires students to take the same 24 credit hours of accounting courses (as listed below) required for the undergraduate major in Accounting. To sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Florida, students must have completed 120 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of accounting (above the elementary level) and 24 credit hours of business courses, including a minimum of six credit hours of business law. There are additional educational requirements to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Florida.  Students may wish to consider either the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the Graduate Certificate in Taxation (offered by the School of Business) to meet those additional education requirements.

300 Level
ACC 301Cost Accounting3
ACC 311Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 312Intermediate Accounting II3
400 Level
ACC 402Auditing3
ACC 403Fundamentals of Taxation3
ACC 404Advanced Taxation3
ACC 406Accounting Systems3
ACC 411Advanced Accounting3
Total Credit Hours24

Business Technology

The Business Technology (previously CIS) program is designed to provide a broad background in business computer information systems and to develop the technical skills one needs to stay competitive in this challenging field. The program will be of particular benefit to programmers and to management information systems analysts. The certificate is awarded by the DCIE and the Department of Business Technology upon the successful completion of 18 credit hours as listed below.

300 Level
BTE 320Introduction to Programming3
BTE 423Database Management Systems3
400 Level
BTE 412Foundations of Business Enterprise Technologies3
BTE 423Database Management Systems3
Select two of the following electives:6
Object-Oriented Programming
Fundamentals of Tech Project Management
Business Networks
Total Credit Hours18

For more information, contact: 
Division of Continuing and International Education
Collegiate Studies