Accounting Certificate – Albright College

Certificate: Accounting

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Now that you earned your accounting degree, it’s time to focus on passing your CPA exam. Albright’s accelerated post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting is designed specifically to help you prepare for all four sections of this rigorous test, including Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concept, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation.

The accelerated program consists of 12 total courses, each seven and a half weeks in length. Because all classes are completely online, you have the flexibility you need to balance your studies with your busy life.

All classes are taught by adjunct faculty who have deep experience working in the accounting field and can offer tangible real-world advice to help you succeed in reaching your goal of becoming a certified public accountant. Source:

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What Types of Career Paths Can I Take as a CPA?

As a CPA, you have a wide range of career opportunities, whether you want to work for a large international CPA firm or a small local accounting practice. You can also explore careers in business and industry by working in financial accounting and reporting, management accounting, financial analysis, and treasury/cash management. There are also numerous opportunities in government at the federal, state, and local levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the accounting certificate cost?
At Albright, there are no surprises. Your SPS tuition includes all fees and is priced at just $383 per credit or $1,530 per course. Books are not included.

How long does each course last?
Each course lasts for seven and a half weeks.

When may I start?
You have multiple opportunities per year to begin your undergraduate program in the School of Professional Studies. We offer two start dates in the fall, two in the spring and two in the summer

How many courses will I need to take to earn my certificate?
Our accelerated program consists of 12 total courses. You can take several courses simultaneously if you wish.

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A certificate in accounting enables Albright graduates to pursue a wide range of career paths.

Accounting Curriculum Map

Below, you will find the current catalog of courses for the BS in Accounting degree in the School of Professional Studies. In addition to the courses listed, you will also be required to take general education and elective classes. We encourage you to use this as a reference as you explore your degree path.

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