Earn an Accounting Graduate Certificate online, and take your first step toward a variety of professional certifications. This seven-course certificate gives you a strong foundation in accounting principles. You'll explore cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, financial accounting, multinational accounting, SEC reporting, federal income taxation and the audit process.
The online certificate prepares you either for a career in accounting or to further your graduate studies in the field. All courses may be applied toward an MS in Accounting and count toward the 150-credit hours required to sit for the CPA certification exam.
SNHU’s accounting graduate certificate online will provide you with the advanced accounting skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your graduate certificate at SNHU include:
An accounting graduate certificate can help you on your way to a successful career in public accounting or corporate accounting. Your coursework will prepare you to work in accounting-related fields such as finance, tax planning, auditing, insurance and banking. The demand for professionals with accounting certificates and accounting degrees is rising, creating a strong job market for those with an accounting background. Accounting and auditing career opportunities are expected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree or certificate. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The Accounting Graduate Certificate program is considered a Gainful Employment program. A Gainful Employment (GE) program is defined as an educational program offered by an institution of higher education, which leads to a certificate, or other non-degree recognized credential, and which prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This disclosure provides program length, graduation rate, costs, student debt load and other data about this Title IV eligible certificate program offered by SNHU.
Working toward your accounting graduate certificate online introduces you to a wide range of advanced accounting and financial reporting topics that allow you to build your understanding of and skills in accounting.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course examines financial accounting theories and practices and emphasizes asset and liability, measurement and reporting.
This course is a continuation of ACC 610. Topics include stockholders' equity, income measurement, income taxes, pensions, leases and statements of changes in financial positions.
This course examines such advanced accounting topics as partnerships, consolidations, insolvencies, estates and trusts.
This course is a study of the concepts and methods of professional auditing.
This course is an examination of advanced topics in accounting, including SEC reporting, corporations in financial difficulty, multinational accounting and additional consolidation reporting issues not covered in Financial Reporting II.
This course studies the theory and practice of federal income taxation of individuals.
Total Credits: 21
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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