This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
Certificate in Accounting
Unit: College of Business (BU)
For those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees who are interested in an accounting career.
The Univeristy of Louisville’s Certificate Program in Accounting is specifically designed to:
- develop the basic skills needed to pass the CPA exam, which is first and foremost in becoming a CPA
- teach advanced accounting skills to those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees
- meet the time demands of working professionals in a 21 credit hour curriculum taught by a faculty with significant real world accounting experience.
To enroll in the program, students must have completed Accounting 201 and 202 (Principles of Accounting) or their equivalents, have a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale). Following is the course work required to obtain the certificate.
|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 (ACCT 353, 401, 411, 415, 420) or co-op||3|
The required courses are typically offered each fall and spring semester, and may be offered in the summer sessions. Course prerequisites must be met prior to registration.