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  
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestTUEMON/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 ExaminationWED   
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONTHU  
8 REQUIRED COURSES: (24 Credits)
ACCT 351Intermediate Financial Accounting 1MGCR 211THUMON/WED  
ACCT 352Intermediate Financial Accounting 2ACCT 351 and MGCR 341THU   
ACCT 361Management AccountingMGCR 211MON   
ACCT 362Cost AccountingACCT 361TUE   
ACCT 385Principles of TaxationMGCR 211MONTUE/THU  
ACCT 453Advanced Financial AccountingACCT 352 or ACCT 312 THU   
ACCT 475Principles of AuditingACCT 352 or ACCT 312 MONTUE/THU  
MGCR 341Introduction to FinanceMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or EquivalentTUE   
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341THU   
ACCT 455Development of Accounting ThoughtACCT 352 or ACCT 312     
ACCT 463Management ControlACCT 361 MON/WED  
ACCT 477External AuditingACCT 475    
ACCT 486Business Taxation 2ACCT 385MON   
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDMON/WED  
FINE 342Corporate FinanceMGCR 341SATSAT  
MGCR 331Information SystemsCMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions or equivalent Basic computer skills including DOS, Spreadsheets and Word-processing and DatabaseMON   
MGCR 423Strategic ManagementOpen to U2, and U3 students only MONSAT