Accounting (CAC)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2019–Spring 2020 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting
Unit: College of Business (BU)
Department:  Accountancy 
Academic Plan Code(s): ACCTCAC, ACCTCACO

Program 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 to pass the CPA exam;
  • Teach advanced accounting skills to those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees; and
  • Meet the time demands of working professionals in a 21-credit hour curriculum.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in the program, students must have completed ACCT 201 and ACCT 202 or their equivalents, have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).

Program Requirements

Certificate Prerequisites
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Certificate Requirements
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 310Introduction to Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 315Introduction to Taxation3
ACCT 320Managerial Cost Accounting3
ACCT 430Auditing Theory and Practice3
ACCT Elective or Co-Op3
Select 3 hours from the following:
Accounting for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Advanced Accounting Problems
Advanced Accounting Information Systems - CUE
Advanced Taxation
Advanced Managerial Cost Accounting
Minimum Total Hours21

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.