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Basic Online Accounting Certificate Program

Online Accounting Certification

Basic Accounting Certificate Program Description

This undergraduate basic online accounting certificate is designed to prepare learners with the Accounting basics. Students will take seven introductory courses in the Basic Accounting Certificate program to earn a certificate while simultaneously completing the prerequisites required in the Intermediate Accounting Certificate program.

The Basic Accounting Certificate was designed for individuals with entry-level industry experience and little or no undergraduate-level coursework in accounting. This certificate will appeal to those who are just entering the field as well as those who want to shift their career path into accounting.

Accounting Certification Prerequisites

Pass Math and English diagnostic exam or Fundamentals of English and Fundamentals of Math.

Basic Accounting Certificate Program Outcomes

Successful completion of this certificate program is designed to prepare the student to:

  • Compare and contrast banking and finance from both a historical and a contemporary perspective
  • Apply basic management and mathematic concepts to solve problems and inform decisions
  • Use accounting terminology to explain the process by which transactions are analyzed and transformed into financial statements.
  • Examine and apply laws and regulations relating to business and accounting issues
  • Prepare budgets to assist management in decision-making.
  • Analyze financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, and reconciliation of retained earnings statements.
  • Determine whether a company’s current performance trends are indicative of its future financial viability.

Basic Accounting Certificate Curriculum

This seven-course certificate includes the following three-credit courses:

  • ACC 201 Accounting I
  • ACC 202 Accounting II
  • ACC 203 Financial Statements for Managers
  • ACC 205 Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • FIN 201 Principle of Financial Services
  • 2 Courses chosen from ACC, BNK, FIN, MGM or INB
Tuition (Effective January 1, 2017)
Tuition Cost Per Course* Total Program
General Public $1,455 $10,185
Partners $1,085 $7,595
Additional Fees
Fees Cost
Undergraduate Application $50 (one-time)
eResources $50 per course

*All prices are subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog (.pdf) for the most up-to-date pricing.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please refer to the Academic Catalog (.pdf) for withdrawal and refund policy information.

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