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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Mar 25

    Online Start Date
    Mar 25, 2015

    May 13

    Online Start Date
    May 13, 2015

    Jun 24

    Online Start Date
    Jun 24, 2015

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements


    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 financial derivatives.

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    AC 502: REGULATION (4 Credits)

    This course will advance the student's knowledge of business law as it applies to accounting. Students 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.

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    AC 503: ADVANCED AUDITING (4 Credits)

    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 system.

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16


    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.

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    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 Kaplan University Learning Centers.

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    Tuition Rates for Military Students and Spouses

    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.

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    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.

    This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.


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