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Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)

Accrue Valuable Education for a New Career

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This program is offered Online.

You’ve completed your bachelor’s degree, but your chosen career path isn’t what you expected. You want to enter the accounting field, but you don’t have time to get another degree. With Post University’s online accounting certificate, you can gain the accounting education necessary to sit for the CPA Exam and licensure requirements in Connecticut and become an accounting professional in small to mid-sized accounting firms. Stay in your current position while you learn on your schedule with 100 percent online courses.

Our accounting post-baccalaureate certificate is designed to provide working individuals like you, who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting or non-business discipline, with flexible accounting training in federal income taxes, accounting information systems and auditing. You will study financial, managerial and cost accounting as you move from intermediate to advanced level coursework. In addition to your required classes, you will also choose any three of the following electives for a total of 36 credit hours:

  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Fraud Prevention and Examination
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Taxation of Corporations
  • Advanced Accounting II

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to problem solve, communicate effectively, perform ethically and pursue your first accounting position.

Each accounting class is led by top accounting practitioners, who have passed the CPA Exam and worked in the field. They bring years of real-world experience into the classroom, in addition to an unmatched level of support of your goals.

Though you will learn in an interactive environment, you will never be alone at Post University. Our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have or help you through any challenges you may face. From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They will provide guidance at every step of your educational experience to help you succeed.

Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)
Normal Time to Completion: 14 months
This program is offered online.

The online Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)*, offered through The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University, is designed to provide individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-accounting or non-business discipline with the accounting education necessary to fulfill the CPA examination and licensure requirements in Connecticut.

CPA exam and licensure requirements differ by state. To determine each state’s CPA examination and licensure requirements, as established by the state’s Board of Accountancy, please visit NASBA.org.

It is the student’s responsibility to review and understand his or her state’s CPA examination and licensure requirements. Post University is not responsible for ensuring CPA candidates meet a given state’s requirements, so please be sure to review your state’s requirements prior to enrolling.

*This certificate requires a bachelor’s degree. It does not include graduate courses.

Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) Program Outcomes

  • Accounting – Students will explain and apply the theory and practice of accounting to include preparation of financial statements.
  • Audit – Students will apply knowledge of relevant professional standards (to include, but not limited to, GAAP and IFRS) and the regulatory environment in the financial reporting and audit of U.S. and multinational business entities.
  • Accounting Information Systems – Students will demonstrate an understanding of current technologies related to accounting information development, audit, and analysis.
  • Tax – Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of tax laws and tax reporting and compliance purposes and its effects on financial reporting.
  • Managerial and Cost Accounting – Students will develop and evaluate accounting and business information by using analytical and critical thought processes to support internal and external decision making.

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1CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING (POST-BACCALAUREATE)36 crsh
2ACC111 Financial Accounting3 crs
3ACC211 Managerial Accounting3 crs
4ACC301 Cost Accounting3 crs
5ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I3 crs
6ACC330 Federal Income Taxes3 crs
7ACC340 Intermediate Accounting II3 crs
8ACC430 Accounting Information Systems3 crs
9ACC440 Auditing3 crs
10ACC450 Advanced Accounting I3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Take your first step to a more rewarding and challenging career. Contact us to enroll in the accounting post-baccalaureate certificate program today.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.

For a complete list of the State Boards of Accountancy please visit NASBA.org.

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