The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting provides professionals, who have already completed a bachelor's degree, with a solid foundation in accounting theory and practice.  The program serves to provide accounting coursework to professionals in three categories:

  • those seeking accounting coursework to satisfy educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam. 
  • desire more accounting knowledge in order to enhance their professional skill set for promotion and professional advancement.
  • seeking a career change to accounting or a related field.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a student must:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four year institution with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
  2. Admissions meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Evening Studies.
  3. Submit a Furman University Application for Admission and $35 application fee.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  5. Submit a copy of an updated resume.

Tuition and Fee​s

Tuition is based on the UES tuition rate for the academic year.  Certificate students are currently ineligible for scholarships, state or federal financial aid, therefore we keep fees to a minimum. View current tuition and fees.

certificate Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours (6 courses) above ACC 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting with a minimum grade of C (cumulative GPA of 2.0) in courses taken at Furman.  Pre-requisite course(s) (ACC 111, ACC 311, ACC 312) taken at an accredited four-year institution should have been completed within 1 year.   

If a student's last accounting course was taken more than a year prior to application, the student has the option to take a placement assessment for either ACC 111 or ACC 312, depending on his/her last completed course.  Students who score a 80 or higher on either assessment have the option to forego the aforementioned pre-requisite courses.  

Pre-Requisite Courses: (May take ACC 111, 311 and 312 at Furman or a 4 year accredited institution)

  • ACC 111 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 311 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Core Courses: (4 courses - must be taken at Furman)

  • ACC 320 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 330 Auditing
  • ACC 340 Federal Income Taxation
  • ACC 370 Advanced Financial Accounting

Elective Courses: (2 courses must be taken at Furman)

  • ACC 350 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 360 International  Accounting
  • ACC 315 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • ACC 450 Advanced Topics in Accounting
  • ACC 365 Forensic Accounting

Furman Transcripts: 

Course credits earned appear on official Furman University transcripts and are reflected in cumulative GPA calculations.  The completion of required courses is represented as a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting. A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed at Furman.


 

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