Accounting Certificate Program
Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. There are approximately 1,400 American institutions with degree programs in business, but only 10 percent – including Hofstra – have earned this organization’s prestigious accounting accreditation, the highest standard of achievement in business schools worldwide. If you have a bachelor’s degree in any major, you can retrain as an accountant in our one-year, 18-credit Accounting Certificate Program (ACP). Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible for a position as an accountant, or you can use these courses toward fulfilling prerequisites for Hofstra University’s M.B.A. program and/or for meeting some of the state requirements for taking the CPA exam. This fast-track program is also extremely useful if you want to add significant accounting knowledge to jumpstart or redirect your career.
How to Apply:To apply to this program submit a complete Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Application with the application fee.
Credit Certificate Program Requirements
The Accounting certificate program requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 credits in four (4) required courses and two (2) electives.
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting
ACCT 123 - Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I
ACCT 124 - Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II
ACCT 125 - Accounting Entities
ACCT 131 - Cost Accounting Systems
ACCT 133 - Auditing Theory and Practice
ACCT 134 - Advanced Auditing
ACCT 135 - Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 136 - Fraud Prevention and Detection
ACCT 137 - Forensic and Investigative Accounting
ACCT 143 - Income Tax Accounting I
ACCT 144 - Income Tax Accounting II
ACCT 145 - Advanced Tax Topics
LEGL 024 - Legal Aspects of Business Organizations and Activities