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 Accounting Certificate 



School of Business
Certificate in Accounting

A  Certificate in Accounting permits students interested in a career in public accounting, who have a non-accounting business degree or are currently enrolled in a non-business bachelor degree program, to develop the knowledge and technical skills to advance their employment potential and prepare them for professional certification exams. 

Certificate in Accounting:

Effective for Students Entering the Program as of Spring 2009

This certificate permits students interested in a career as a Certified Public Accountant who have a non-accounting bachelors’ degree or are currently enrolled in a non-accounting bachelor degree program to pursue a program of study that will prepare them for the Uniform CPA exam. 

Program of study will include 30 hours selected from the following courses:


Related Business Courses





CPSC  210

Productivity Software                       


ECON 219

Business Statistics                             


ECON  202

Principles of Microeconomics


FIN 320

Managerial Finance                               


MGMT 351

Organizational Behavior                  


Accounting Courses

ACCT 209

Financial Accounting


ACCT 210

Managerial Accounting


ACCT 330

Accounting Information Systems


ACCT 308

Federal Individual Income Tax


ACCT 310

Cost Accounting


ACCT 313

Intermediate Accounting I


ACCT 314

Intermediate Accounting II


ACCT 411

Audit Theory and Practice


ACCT 413

Advanced Accounting


ACCT 340

Legal Environment of Business



Approved elective


 * Approved 300/400 Accounting or Finance course

Program Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Bachelor’s Degree

Program Requirement: 

The Certificate in Accounting will be awarded upon successful completion of approved coursework with a 2.5 GPA for all courses taken at SRU.  Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework at SRU.



Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

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