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.

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Division of Continuing and International Education
Collegiate Studies

Curriculum Requirements

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


Consistent with the mission of the University of Miami and the Miami Herbert Business School, the mission of the Department is to provide an environment recognized for educational excellence through our academic programs, intellectual contributions, and service to the academic and professional communities. Our goals are divided into Faculty Development, Academic Programs, and Outreach.


  • To focus on business combinations and preparing consolidated financial statements.

Student Learning Outcome

  • The primary focus of the certificate is on business combinations and preparing consolidated financial statements. Additionally, there is coverage of the accounting principles and practices applied to foreign operations and partnerships.