Accounting Certificate

The certificate in accounting online from Belhaven University is an opportunity for students to enter the accounting profession. There is a high demand in the job market for persons with accounting degrees. There are not enough accounting graduates to supply the demand, so the increasing competition to hire them means that salaries are rising. Belhaven’s flexible online accounting certificate courses bring the classroom to life and provides a quality learning experience so you can succeed in your education and career.

Because of the high demand for accountants, some Belhaven accounting students are able to secure accounting jobs or internships while they are still students and get on-the-job training and experience. An online accounting certificate from Belhaven can open up career opportunities like public, tax, government, corporate, managerial, cost and not-for-profit accounting as well as auditing and internal auditing.

Students completing the online accounting certificate program will have taken all courses required to qualify to take the CPA exam in Mississippi. Since certificate students already hold a bachelor’s degree in another major, they should also have enough credits to satisfy the 150-hour requirement. Students planning to take the CPA exam in other states must check with that state’s board of public accountancy to ensure they will qualify.


Curriculum Summary

The following 12 courses (36 credit hours) are required:

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 100A Foundations of Composition*
(*test out option available)
ACC 217 Computerized Accounting 3
ACC 313 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 314 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 337 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 411 Individual Income Tax Accounting 3
ACC 412 Auditing 3
ACC 413 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 421 Accounting for Taxes on Business 3
ACC 424 Governmental Accounting 3
ACC 418 Accounting Ethics 3
ACC 490 Forensic Accounting 3
BUS 415 Business Law II 3
  Total 36