CPA Pathway for Accounting Certificate

With courses in auditing, financial reporting and tax analysis, the Money Management certificate is an ideal way for students looking for a career in nonprofit or private sector accounting or to prepare for the CPA exam.

Total credit hours: 12

Modalities offered: In-person and online classes

Ideal candidate: Students who are interested in careers in accounting and preparing for the CPA exam.

Learning goals: The accounting certificate for CPAs provides the auditing, tax, financial reporting and data analytics coursework that helps students prepare for the CPA exam and for entry into accounting positions.  

Program requirements (each course is 2 credit hours):

  • AC 6435 – Advanced Auditing 
  • AC 6440 – Data Analytics and Auditing 
  • AC 6675 – Advanced Tax 
  • AC 6680 – Data Analytics and Tax Research/Analysis 
  • AC 6910 – Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • AC 6920 – Auditing Capstone 
  • OR
  • AC 6930 – Tax Capstone 

Prospective outcomes:

  • Prepare for any entry-level job in accounting, public practice, industry, government or not-for-profit. 
  • Prepare for the CPA, CMA or CISA exam if they choose.