Obtain additional accounting knowledge and coursework needed to become a certified public accountant. This program also allows you to complete prerequisite courses to become eligible for the Online Master of Science in Accounting.
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 School of Accountancy at the Eller College of Management, both of which are AACSB accredited, adding to the value of this program. Additionally, graduate-level accounting units earned can be applied towards the Online Master of Science in Accounting.
This certificate provides advanced accounting courses and 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 must have completed an introductory financial accounting course.
Depending on the specific graduate courses selected in the program, the following prerequisite courses may be necessary. They can be completed in the summer as part of your 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.