Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)
Normal Time to Completion: 14 months
This program is offered online.
The online Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate)*, offered through the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University, is designed to provide individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree in a non-accounting or non-business discipline with the accounting education necessary to become an accounting professional in small to mid-sized accounting firms.
The Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) program is not specifically designed to fulfill Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure requirements in an individual state, however, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.
The following table shows whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license.
Certified Public Accountant Disclosure by State: https://post.edu/docs/cpa-disclosure-by-state/
*This certificate requires a bachelor's degree. It does not include graduate courses.
Certificate in Accounting (Post-Baccalaureate) Program Outcomes
- Accounting - Students will explain and apply the theory and practice of accounting to include preparation of financial statements.
- Audit - Students will apply knowledge of relevant professional standards (to include, but not limited to, GAAP and IFRS) and the regulatory environment in the financial reporting and audit of U.S. and multinational business entities.
- Accounting Information Systems - Students will demonstrate an understanding of current technologies related to accounting information development, audit, and analysis.
- Tax - Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of tax laws and tax reporting and compliance purposes and its effects on financial reporting.
- Managerial and Cost Accounting - Students will develop and evaluate accounting and business information by using analytical and critical thought processes to support internal and external decision making.