Online 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.

Additional courses may be required prior to entry to the accounting certificate program.  Contact our admission representatives for additional information regarding prerequisites.

  • 36 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • 8-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

Additional courses may be required prior to entry to the accounting certificate program.  Contact our admission representatives for additional information regarding prerequisites.

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

Course # Course Name Credits
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

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $395
Undergraduate Military – currently serving $250
Undergraduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $316

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We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.