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Accounting (CAC)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Certificate in Accounting

Major: ACCY

Degree: CAC

Unit: College of Business (BU)

Department: School of Accountancy

For those with non-accounting undergraduate degrees who are interested in an accounting career.

The Univeristy of Louisvilleā€™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
  • meet the time demands of working professionals in a 21 credit hour curriculum.

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.

Certificate Prerequisites

Type Hours
Accounting 201-202 6
Total 6

Certificate Requirements

Type Hours
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
Minimum Total 21

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.

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