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Thinking about your future in accounting? Maybe you are working in the field already and want to take your career to the next level. Or maybe you would like to change careers. In Kaplan University’s graduate certificate program, you will explore accounting and financial reporting systems, business law, auditing techniques, and cost accounting. Study to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a mid-level accounting position.* Kaplan University’s Graduate Certificate in Accounting could help you prepare to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.† The program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a certificate.
At this time, residents of Delaware may not enroll in the online Graduate Certificate in Accounting program.
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek mid-level accounting positions.*
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this online certificate in accounting may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
After completing the Graduate Certificate in Accounting program, you may be eligible to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.†
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
May 31, 2017
Online Start Date
Jul 12, 2017
Online Start Date
Aug 30, 2017
This course provides a comprehensive,
international perspective on accounting and financial reporting
systems. Financial accounting and reporting issues are viewed
from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include,
but are not limited to, the factors that managers and executives
must consider as they confront complex and important financial
accounting and reporting issues including traditional issues,
such as revenue recognition, valuation allowances, and leases,
and contemporary issues, such as pensions, stock options, and
Total Program Credits: 16
This course will advance your knowledge of business law as it applies to accounting. You will be introduced to the major legal requirements that will be encountered by the professional accountant. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, and the legal liability and responsibilities of agencies and accountants.
This course addresses the examination of
financial statements and systems from the viewpoint of an
independent auditor. Emphasis is on the application of auditing
techniques and the professional standards that direct audit
performance and reporting. Topics include, but are not limited
to, external audit services, audit reports, auditor and
management responsibilities, professional standards of external
auditors, and how information technologies enhance internal
control and procedures used to audit through a computerized
This course focuses on the role of cost accounting as a tool for managerial decision making and the application of these skills to the overall operation of a business. Topics include, but are not limited to: budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, job order costing, absorption costing, differential analysis, and capital budgeting.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
‡ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
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