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Graduate Certificate in


In this 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Accounting program, you will take four courses. The curriculum is carefully designed to include courses which align to your interests in preparation for the CPA exam.

Course List — Graduate Certificate in Accounting 

Required Courses (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Auditing Theory and Practice ACCT 504 Auditing theory pertaining to the regulatory environment, risk assessment, internal controls, materiality, computerization, analytical procedures, sampling, fraud, ethics, and professional responsibilities.  3 credits
Elective Courses (Choose 9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Business Tax Planning Theory and Practice ACCT 510 Tax theory pertaining to corporations, partnerships and conduit entities, estates, trusts, ethics, and professional tax responsibilities.  3 credits
Accounting Information and Decision Systems ACCT 532 The study of business processes, transactions cycles, and internal control structure with an emphasis on computerized accounting information systems.  3 credits
Strategic Cost Management ACCT 545 Current managerial accounting topics such as activity-based costing, theory of constraints, and performance measures and their use in organizations.  3 credits
Professional Responsibilities and Ethics in Accounting ACCT 550 The study of ethical systems and ethical decision-making and their application in accounting.  3 credits
Financial Statement Analysis II ACCT 561 The exploration of conventional and advanced methods of analyzing financial statements, including earnings quality and financial distress assessment. 3 credits
Financial Reporting I ACCT 572 Accounting theory and practice for reporting consolidations, foreign currency transactions, and preparing financial statements for governmental and NGOs. 3 credits
Advanced UCC and Commercial Transactions BLAW 444 All articles of the Uniform Commercial Code, banking relationships, debtor-creditor law, and bankruptcy law.  3 credits
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting PADM 523 Accounting, reporting, and auditing principles and procedures for public sector agencies and nonprofit organizations. 3 credits

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