Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Accounting (Program as of Fall 2014)


This program aims to provide students with the appropriate competencies in the area of accounting using learner-centered instructional methods so as to prepare them for a variety of careers in accounting. The program is designed to provide a solid knowledge base in various accounting related fields, such as financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing and corporate finance.
There are two external prerequisite courses to the program, which must be taken prior to taking certain required courses in this program. Students who wish to apply for advanced standing for prerequisite courses must complete an Advanced Standing form at the time of admission or they may take an Exemption by Examination test. Prerequisites and corequisites are not included in the total credit requirements for the program

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
(These courses must be taken prior to beginning the Cert. in Accounting program)
MGCR 211Introduction to Financial Accounting TUE WEDTUE WEDTUE 
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestWEDTUEMON/WED 
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taken at the beginning of the program):
MGCR 273Introductory Management StatisticsCMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals or Exemption by ExaminationWEDWED  
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMONTHU 
8 REQUIRED COURSES: (24 Credits)
ACCT 351Intermediate Financial Accounting 1MGCR 211THUTHUMON/WED 
ACCT 352Intermediate Financial Accounting 2ACCT 351 and MGCR 341WEDTHU  
ACCT 361Management AccountingMGCR 211THUMON  
ACCT 362Cost AccountingACCT 361TUETUE  
ACCT 385Principles of TaxationMGCR 211MONMONTUE/THU 
ACCT 453Advanced Financial AccountingACCT 352 or ACCT 312 THUTHU  
ACCT 475Principles of AuditingACCT 352 or ACCT 312 MONMONTUE/THU 
MGCR 341Introduction to FinanceMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or EquivalentTUETUE  
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341THUTHU  
ACCT 455Development of Accounting ThoughtACCT 352 or ACCT 312     
ACCT 463Management ControlACCT 361  MON/WED 
ACCT 477External AuditingACCT 475    
ACCT 486Business Taxation 2ACCT 385MONMON  
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDWEDMON/WED 
FINE 342Corporate FinanceMGCR 341SATSATSAT 
MGCR 331Information SystemsCMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions or equivalent Basic computer skills including DOS, Spreadsheets and Word-processing and DatabaseMONMON  
MGCR 423Strategic ManagementOpen to U2, and U3 students only MONMONSAT