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Accounting Certificate

If you already hold a bachelor's degree (in a major other than accounting), the accounting certificate program will prepare you to enter the accounting profession.

The accounting certificate program is designed for individuals who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a major other than accounting. It is intended to prepare the person to enter the accounting profession. The entrance requirement is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with at least 60 credits in the liberal arts, including MATH 112C - P4 Calculus for the Social Sciences, or equivalent, and CSCI 150 - P4 Life in a Digital World, or comparable coursework.

Certificate Requirements for 2020–2021

The program requires the following:

  • ACCT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 304, 310, 311, 401, 415 (28 credits)
  • ECON 105C, 106C, and 221 (9 credits)
  • FINA 315, and FINA 316 or 336 (6 credits)
  • MGMT 203 and MGMT 409 (6 credits)

Total: 49 credits

Note: A minimum of 21 hours, including five credit-bearing accounting courses, must be taken at the College, including ACCT 202, 304, 310, 311, 401, and 415 (all with a grade of “C” or higher). A grade point average of 2.00 is required overall and for all accounting courses taken at Fisher.

Gainful Employment Information for Accounting Certificate Program [pdf]