Accounting and finance
Accounting and finance courses
Prepare for the CPA exam,* or just stay current, through our accounting and finance courses. Whether you're just beginning to study accounting, are seeking CPA licensure or simply want to stay up-to-date in your field, you can count on University of Phoenix to help you achieve your goals.
Key benefits include:
- Individual accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
- A wide range of course topics, including accounting ethics, business information systems, corporate finance and business law
- An online format with convenient, year-round start dates
- Courses that can be completed in as little as five to six weeks
- The availability of some courses on campus — please check with your Enrollment Advisor
Graduate Accounting Certificate
If you already have your bachelor's degree and are seeking more in-depth study of accounting and financial management, our Graduate Accounting Certificate may be your next step. This program is focused on helping you develop the tools you need to ethically and effectively manage the fiscal resources within the structure, culture and mission of any organization. Course topics include auditing, taxation, information systems and financial analysis. You'll earn master's-level credit for each course, and a certificate of completion upon conclusion of the program.
Undergraduate Bookkeeping Certificate
Interested in pursuing a future in this field of study? Consider getting your foot in the door with an undergraduate Bookkeeping Certificate. Designed to provide valuable entry-level knowledge for bookkeeping clerks or associates, course topics cover real-world bookkeeping tasks and the tools of the trade, such as ledgers, journals and worksheets.
For more information about our on-time completion rates for these certificates, the median loan debt incurred by students who complete these certificate programs and other important information, click here.
* Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While these courses were designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA), University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of these courses will allow a successful student to qualify within the student’s specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if these courses, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meet the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of courses completion the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.
Associate, bachelor's and master's courses are academic, for-credit courses. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who qualify. Please note that the A+ Fundamentals, CCNA and Network+ Technologies certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid.
While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.