Advanced Certificate in Accounting

The Advanced Certificate in Accounting prepares professionals for public accounting, managerial accounting and internal auditing roles in the private, non-profit and government sectors. The 30 credit curriculum provides a sound education in both accounting theory and application. The program is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Certified Accountants.

Students who complete the certificate program are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations. Individuals who hold these professional certifications enjoy significant advantages in the job market.

All courses are offered during days, evenings and weekends. A maximum of two three-credit courses completed during the last ten years may be applied toward the Certificate in lieu of equivalent required courses. All students must either demonstrate computer competency or meet this requirement by completing Computer Applications (MIS 101). Students may complete an optional internship (MGMT 475) to acquire practical work experience.

Course Requirements*
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting II
ACCT 203 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 330 Tax Accounting
ACCT 340 Cost Accounting
ACCT 401 Advanced Accounting I
ACCT 410 Auditing
BADM 310 Business Law

* Descriptions are available in the Course Catalog

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students. You can view this information by clicking here.

Admissions Requirements

B.A. or B.S. degree with an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Admissions Procedures

Have official college transcripts sent to the Office of Adult & Graduate Programs. Submit a completed Advanced Certificate Application, along with a $30 application fee. Or you can also choose to apply online for free.


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