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Accounting Certificate

Accounting Certificate

You’re going to be the Accounting expert everyone wants to work with.

That’s because with an Accounting certificate from Ursuline, you will focus your studies in accounting making you organizationally nimble as an accountant who can collaborate across business units. You’re going to be invaluable to your organization in solving business problems, because you’ll understand multiple perspectives. This program has achieved specialized accreditation through IACBE, which means Ursuline’s program exceeds all 18 industry standards of excellence in business education.

Outcomes of the program

    • You’ll be able to apply ethical principles to leadership decisions
    • You’ll be well-prepared to make quantitative decisions and sharpen your analytic skills in defining and solving accounting and management problems.
    • You’ll refine your communication skills
    • You’ll understand the fundamental principles in the functional areas of business
    • You’ll explore the global dimensions of business
    • You’ll be ready to attend graduate school, earn a Certificate of Management Accounting (CMA), and sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam

Gainful Employment Certificate Program 

Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment Programs. A “Gainful Employment” program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Ursuline College currently offers some certificate programs that meet the Gainful Employment definition. Information about the certificate programs, including related occupations, graduation rates, median loan debt for program completers, on-time completion rates and other pertinent facts is available on the following documents and on the specific academic program’s web page.

 

You’re going to be the Accounting expert everyone wants to work with.

That’s because with an Accounting certificate from Ursuline, you will focus your studies in accounting making you organizationally nimble as an accountant who can collaborate across business units. You’re going to be invaluable to your organization in solving business problems, because you’ll understand multiple perspectives. This program has achieved specialized accreditation through IACBE, which means Ursuline’s program exceeds all 18 industry standards of excellence in business education.

Outcomes of the program

    • You’ll be able to apply ethical principles to leadership decisions
    • You’ll be well-prepared to make quantitative decisions and sharpen your analytic skills in defining and solving accounting and management problems.
    • You’ll refine your communication skills
    • You’ll understand the fundamental principles in the functional areas of business
    • You’ll explore the global dimensions of business
    • You’ll be ready to attend graduate school, earn a Certificate of Management Accounting (CMA), and sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam

Gainful Employment Certificate Program 

Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment Programs. A “Gainful Employment” program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Ursuline College currently offers some certificate programs that meet the Gainful Employment definition. Information about the certificate programs, including related occupations, graduation rates, median loan debt for program completers, on-time completion rates and other pertinent facts is available on the following documents and on the specific academic program’s web page.

 

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting will prepare you for an entry level position in accounting. This path is perfect for you if you’re thinking of working in business, government, public, private, or not-for-profit accounting. Regardless of industry, you’ll provide financial information to managers, clients, investor, and other stakeholders to make business decisions. Some career options include:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Government Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Bank or trust officer
  • Forensic Accountant

If you are interested in earning your CPA, visit the state licensing page below.

More on state licensing for CPA’s.

Take the following classes to fulfill the requirements for a Certificate in Accounting:

  • AC 210 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • AC 211 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • AC 315 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 316 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • AC 325 – Cost Accounting
  • AC 345 – Tax Accounting
  • AC 415 – Auditing

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Anthony Cafarelli, PhD, Department Chair
Debra Fleming, PhD
Sandra Heard, Adjunct Faculty

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.