Accounting Certificate Online

Accouting Certificate Online

Program Description

Brescia University, through its BUonline Program, offers an accelerated online certificate completion program in accounting that can fit the need of anyone interested in studying accounting. Academic certificate programs at Brescia are designed for persons who wish to enhance professional development or employment opportunities.



The certificate in accounting completion program allows you to:

  • 1
    Satisfy the educational requirements needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam*
  • 3
    Gain the knowledge to seek employment opportunities in accounting-related careers

  • 2
    Earn transfers credits to apply to your current college program

Requirements for the Program

Those taking accounting courses to prepare for the CPA or as transfer credits do not have any requirements to be eligible to take courses.
Those pursuing a certificate in accounting must have:

A 2.5 cumulative grade point average
A Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution

Getting Started

To get started, a student must first apply to Brescia University. Then have official transcripts sent directly from every school you have attended to:

Office of Admissions
Brescia University
717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Brescia University accepts transfer credits for any of the courses required in the certificate program, as well as CLEP credit for certain courses. CLEP scores need to be sent to the Registrar at Brescia University.

Non-Certificate Students

You can choose to take any or all of the accounting courses without attaining a certificate, but to be eligible for the BUonline discounted tuition rate, you must be in the certificate program.

Job Outlook

People with accounting experience can obtain the following jobs:

  • Staff or payroll accountant
  • Government auditor
  • Business manager
  • Tax and financial adviser
  • Financial/budget analyst
  • Business owner along with many additional options
*Note: Educational requirements can vary from state-to-state. Also, the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam are different from the requirements to apply for the CPA certificate. Therefore, these specific requirements should be individually confirmed by the student for the state where they live or will practice.

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