The Accounting Certificate program prepares graduates for entry-level bookkeeping and accounting positions in the work force, or to pursue an Accounting Diploma.
The Certificate program includes an intense concentration of introductory and intermediate courses in financial and management accounting, one course in math, one course in finance, and two courses in tax. The Accounting Certificate is carefully aligned with the requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA), Accounting Diploma and the CPA accounting designations.
Introductory financial accounting is a prerequisite for other required accounting courses making it necessary to study for at least three semesters to earn all required credits for an Accounting Certificate.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students must complete 30 credits that include:
All of Group A or Group B:
|ACCT 1110||Introductory Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 1210||Introductory Financial Accounting II||3 credits|
|ACCT 2293||Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting†||3 credits|
|ACCT 2235||Introductory Taxation||3 credits|
|ACCT 3310||Intermediate Financial Accounting I *||3 credits|
|ACCT 3320||Introductory Management Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 3380||Managerial Finance||3 credits|
|ACCT 3410||Intermediate Financial Accounting II *||3 credits|
|CBSY 2306||Accounting Systems and Advanced Reporting Applications||3 credits|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3 credits|
|BUQU 1130||Business Mathematics||3 credits|
|MATH 1120||Differential Calculus||3 credits|
|MATH 1130||Calculus for Life Sciences I||3 credits|
|MATH 1140||Calculus I (Business Applications)||3 credits|
Notes: † Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits from ACCT 1110, ACCT 1210 and ACCT 2293. Students that complete only ACCT 2293 must complete one elective course for 3 credits.
* ACCT 3510, Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II (6 credits), may be completed instead of ACCT 3310 and ACCT 3410.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Accounting.
At a Glance
School of Business
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