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Online Accounting Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in

Earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is an excellent way to test the waters before you continue on to a associate degree program. This accredited program focuses on subjects such as principals of accounting and finance and intermediate accounting practices.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months

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$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

Our Online Accounting Certificate program contains 5 courses that include 3 required fundamentals courses and 2 electives of your selection. Choose from courses in financial management, spreadsheet fundamentals and more. You’ll also study:

  • The bookkeeping cycle
  • Accounting payroll methods
  • Manufacturing accounting
  • Accrual accounting
  • Managing working capital

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Required Courses

A01 - Introduction to Accounting  

This course reviews the fundamentals of double-entry bookkeeping and the debit/credit method of recording transactions. The bookkeeping cycle, from recording transactions to preparing financial statements, is included. Emphasis is placed on service concerns operating as sole proprietorships.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite for BU330

A02 - Principles of Accounting I  

Basic principles of financial accounting are studied as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include cash, payroll, and accounting for merchandizing businesses.
Credit Hours: 3

A03 - Principles of Accounting II  

A continuation of the study of basic financial accounting principles as a foundation for more advanced study and vocational skill. Areas of emphasis include acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long term assets, receivables and payables, inventory, partnerships, corporations, long-term liabilities, the statement of cash flows, financial statement analysis, and manufacturing accounting.
Credit Hours: 3


A04 - Intermediate Accounting I  

This is a study of intermediate accounting principles and practices used in financial reporting. A review of financial statements and financial statement analysis is included, as is an exploration of the business valuation process. The complexities in accounts receivable, inventories, long-lived assets and depreciation are also accounted for.
Credit Hours: 3

A05 - Accounting Spreadsheet Fundamentals  

This course presents the use of an electronic spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), computer software that simulates a paper spreadsheet, also called a worksheet, in which columns of numbers are plugged into arithmetic formulas for recording business transactions, analyzing financial data, and preparing financial reports.
Credit Hours: 3

A06 - Intermediate Accounting II  

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, this course places special emphasis on liabilities, bonds, derivatives, leases, income taxes, pensions, postretirement benefits, treasury stock, stock dividends, earnings per share, investments in equity securities, consolidations, the statement of cash flows, inflation, and international financial reporting.
Credit Hours: 3

C09 - Principles of Finance  

This course provides a focused look at the management of capital in a business firm. Emphasis is placed on policies and actions relating to asset structure, risk, income, and cash flows. Operating and financial analysis are also explored.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

We provide the textbooks and learning materials you’ll for success in our accounting certificate programs as a part of tuition costs. Our affordable, zero-interest monthly tuition payments make realizing your education goals easy.

The flexibility of online study allows you to move at your own pace, and when you need help, our Academic Advisors and student help desk are willing to lend a hand. Your program includes:

  • Textbooks & study materials
  • Online lessons & open-book exam
  • Instructor guidance
  • Academic support & tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates of our Undergraduate Online Accounting Certificate program receive a beautifully presented certificate and participate in our annual graduation ceremony where they can share the pride earning a graduate certificate in accounting with friends and family.

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  • Graduation Video


Choose education on your terms. Start our Undergraduate Online Accounting Certificate program today! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.