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Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 9
Cost Per Credit: $1000
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Eller College of Management

Program Details

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@arizona.edu.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


 The curriculum for this program includes:

ACCT 501: Advanced Accounting
ACCT 515: Ethics for Professional Accountants
ACCT 521: Business Law for Accountants
ACCT 522: Advanced Federal Taxation
ACCT 525: Accounting Theory & Institutions
ACCT 531: Principles of Auditing
ACCT 551: Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 572A: Accounting for Not-For-Profit Entities
ACCT 575: Financial & Managerial Accounting in Healthcare