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Graduate Accounting Certificate
Enrich your knowledge of accounting management topics while preparing for the CPA exam* in your state.
Students in the Graduate Accounting Certificate will develop an understanding of accounting concepts and applications. Students will also become competent in the use of appropriate analytical tools and technologies. They will be sensitive to legal, ethical, and social values in the conduct and communication of accounting practice and decisions. In addition, students will have an understanding of a portion of the topics required in preparation for the CPA exam: Audit & Attestation, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment & Concepts. The Graduate Accounting Certificate is designed for students who want to enhance their accounting management skills, enter the accounting profession, or complete additional coursework required for the CPA exam. While completing this program, students who may be planning to take the CPA exam will utilize CPA Test Preparation software in conjunction with their course work.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
This certificate program is 18 credits. In addition to the three required courses listed above (3 credits each), students also select three elective courses (3 credits each) from among these options:
- ACC/542 Accounting Information Systems
- ACC/543 Managerial Accounting & Legal Aspects of Business
- ACC/544 Internal Control Systems
- ACC/545 Financial Reporting
- ACC/546 Auditing
- ACC/547 Taxation
- ACC/548 Not-for-Profit & Government Accounting
- ACC/556 Forensic Accounting
For more information, please speak with your Enrollment Representative.
* 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.
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 Representative. More information about admissions requirements can be found in the Academic Catalog.