Students and professionals with accounting backgrounds can further their knowledge and obtain the additional coursework needed to become a certified public accountant.
The Online Graduate Accounting Certificate allows students and professionals to select 9 to 18 units of fully online, graduate-level accounting coursework tailored to their educational needs, with courses starting six times each year. All courses are taken through the Accounting Department at the Eller College of Managment, both of which are AACSB accredited, adding to the value of this program. Additionally, graduate-level acccounting units earned can be applied towards the Online Master of Science in Accounting.
This certificate provides advanced accounting courses and it enables eligible students to obtain additional coursework needed to become a CPA, including optional courses that meet the unique CPA requirements in certain states.
To be eligible for the Online Graduate Accounting Certificate, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA and have completed the following prerequisites:
- ACCT 200, Introduction to Financial Accounting
- ACCT 210, Introduction to Managerial Accounting
The following three prerequisite courses are also necessary for this Certificate, but can be completed the summer prior to the Certificate program.
- ACCT 400A, Intermediate Financial Accounting I
- ACCT 400B, Intermediate Financial Accounting II
- ACCT 420, Introduction to Federal Taxation
For additional information, contact the master's program coordinator at GradAcctPrograms@email.arizona.edu.