Spring 2020 Update 
    Jun 24, 2024  
Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting: Post Baccalaureate Certificate

NY State Program Code: 34201
HEGIS Code: 0502.00
CIP Code: 52.0301

(42 credits)
Estimated time of completion: 3 years

This certificate program is meant for individuals considering starting a career in accounting, or looking to move up in their existing accounting career. The program consists of undergraduate courses in accounting and business law, and will help students in meeting the academic eligibility requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in NY State, in addition to helping them with their career advancement. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for staff accounting positions in both business and non-profit entities. Course work in this certificate program will help in meeting the prerequisites for the M.B.A. program with accounting specialization at Adelphi. Due to the sequential nature of the accounting courses, students can complete the certificate in six semesters or three years. The courses in this certificate are offered in the evening to meet the needs of working adults. Prior Learning credits cannot be applied to undergraduate certificates. Students currently enrolled in undergraduate certificates as of October 1, 2015, may continue to pursue their certificate under the previous guidelines until they graduate. Prior to being enrolled students may transfer in a maximum of 15 credits into the certificate program.  Candidates for this program must have completed at least 42 credits.

Application Requirements

Students will be admitted to this certificate program with a completed bachelor’s degree in any discipline other than accounting. Students must meet basic University College undergraduate admissions criteria. In addition to the existing College of Professional and Continuing Studies admissions requirements, interested students must submit an official transcript from a regionally-accredited four-year college that shows successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in any subject with a minimum of 2.75 grade point average cumulative for all undergraduate work. Students can be admitted at any time during the academic year.

Federally Mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit adelphi.edu/ge.