Overview 

CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING

Certificate programs demonstrate professional competency for specific skills in a shorter time frame than a traditional undergraduate degree. A professional certificate may:

  • Enhance expertise

  • Increase professional opportunities

  • Build reputation

  • Increase ability to deliver high-quality work.

 

An Accounting Certificate provides students with an understanding of accounting principles and their application. Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in approximately 5 months or two terms.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

 

A professional certificate program should be completed with the following goals to enhance expertise, significantly increase earning power, reputation, and the ability to deliver high-quality work.

 

Students are provided with the opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge in the field of Business Administration. Courses for the Finance Certificate will focus on the following:

  • Understanding financial reporting and financial management.

  • Analyze financial statements to support capital market decisions.

  • Accounting for liabilities, equity, and corporate forms of ownership.

  • Responsibility accounting, budgets, cost control, and standard costing procedures and analysis of variances.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

The Certificate in Accounting program requires:

  • The completion of the required 9 credits, and all courses listed for the course requirements for the specific program.  

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople. 

  • Earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken. 

  • Complete all required exams.  

 

Certificate programs are non-degree and achieved after completing classes and training in a specific area or skill. Certificates are generally completed in under a year.    

 

CURRICULUM

Individual courses are the building blocks of each certificate program. Course requirements are structured to ensure that student study encompasses a broad range of topics and approaches, with an appropriate balance maintained to enhance career skills and knowledge.    

 

The Accounting Certificate is a 9-credit program establishing that the student has mastered the basic fundamentals of accounting. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

If you would like to earn a non-degree certificate you must first take the usual steps to apply, including meeting basic admission requirements.

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older

  • Have English proficiency

To apply for admissions consideration to UoPeople, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a $60 non-refundable Application Fee.

 

Non-Native English Speakers    

UoPeople’s online programs are American accredited and are taught in English. Therefore, non-native English speakers must demonstrate that they have a strong level of proficiency in English before beginning their program at UoPeople. 

 

CAREERS

 

To succeed in today’s evolving business world, it’s necessary to have a broad range of tools and skills at your disposal in every aspect of business – from accounting and marketing to management and economic theory.   

 

Students looking to sharpen and enhance their expertise in the field of accounting will explore areas related to accounting management, competitive financial analysis, and developing accounting techniques for real world application. Students will also receive vital practical skills to incorporate into their careers by earning their Accounting Certificate.  

 

Those who earn a Certificate in Accounting may go on to advance their careers in accounting and finance. They may also find work in the private sector offering their expertise as accounting consultants for businesses.