This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2021–Spring 2022 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
This program can be completed in a traditional classroom format or entirely online.
The Certificate in Accounting program is for those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees who are interested in an accounting career.
The University of Louisville’s Certificate in Accounting Program is specifically designed to:
- Develop the basic skills needed for a career in accounting;
- Teach advanced accounting skills to those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees; and
- Meet the time demands of working professionals in a 27-credit hour curriculum.
To be admitted to the Certificate in Accounting program offered by the College of Business at the University of Louisville, you must meet the following requirements:
- Complete ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) (B-) in those courses.
- Students who have not completed these courses by the time of application will be conditionally admitted into the program until the above requirements are met. Once these requirements are met, students will be fully admitted to the program.
|ACCT 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 301||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 302||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 310||Introduction to Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 315||Introduction to Taxation||3|
|ACCT 320||Managerial Cost Accounting||3|
|ACCT 430||Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|ACCT Elective or Co-Op||3|
Select 3 hours from the following:
|Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations|
|Advanced Accounting Problems|
|Advanced Accounting Information Systems - CUE|
|Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting|
|Minimum Total Hours||27|
The required courses are typically offered each fall and spring semester, and may be offered in the summer sessions.
Any course prerequisites must be met prior to registration.
The Accounting Certificate (ACCTCAC) program prepares students to meet the accounting requirements for certification and/or licensure. If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree.
More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website: https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).
For programs with an online option, more information about certification or licensure is available here: http://louisville.edu/online/About-Us (please scroll down near the bottom of the page and lick on the licensing disclosures tab).