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 WEDTUETUE WED 
CMSC 101College Algebra and FunctionsCMSC 000 or the Exemption by Examination testTUE THUTUE/THUWED THU 
CO-REQUISITES (These courses must be taken at the beginning of the program):
MGCR 273Introductory Management StatisticsCMSC 101 or the Exemption by Examination TestWED WED 
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMON/WEDMON 
8 REQUIRED COURSES: (24 Credits)
ACCT 351Intermediate Financial Accounting 1MGCR 211THUTUE/THUTHU 
ACCT 352Intermediate Financial Accounting 2ACCT 351 and MGCR 341 or Departmental Approval.THUTUE/THUTHU 
ACCT 361Management AccountingMGCR 211TUEMONTUE 
ACCT 362Cost AccountingACCT 361TUE TUE 
ACCT 385Principles of TaxationMGCR 211MONMON/WEDMON 
ACCT 453Advanced Financial AccountingACCT 352 WEDWEDWED 
ACCT 475Principles of AuditingACCT 352 MONTUE/THUMON 
MGCR 341Finance IMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or EquivalentWEDWEDWED 
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341TUE TUE 
ACCT 455Development of Accounting ThoughtACCT 352 or ACCT 312 This course has replaced ACCT 454.WED   
ACCT 463Management ControlACCT 361TUE TUE 
ACCT 477External AuditingACCT 475    
ACCT 486Business Taxation 2ACCT 385 or ACCT 412MON MON 
BUSA 364Business Law 1 WEDMON/WEDWED 
FINE 342Finance 2MGCR 341 Note: Only one of FINE 342 or FINE 343 can be counted for credit.MONTUEMON 
MGCR 331Information SystemsCMSC 101 or the Exemption by Examination Test or Departmental ApprovalMONMONMON TUE 
MGCR 423Strategic ManagementAdvanced student (Minimum 5 required courses completed) THUTUE/THUTHU