Certificate in Accounting–Introductory
This program is no longer accepting new applications.
As part of its ongoing curriculum review and refresh to better serve its students, UMUC has eliminated some of its undergraduate certificate programs. Current students have been contacted to ensure timely completion of the program or to discuss alternative programs of interest.
If you are enrolled in this program, please use the curriculum requirements below to track your success as you complete your certificate. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.
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The introductory accounting certificate is designed to meet the needs of nonaccounting personnel and managers who feel they require knowledge of accounting to advance in their professions. It can also be used by individuals who are interested in pursuing new careers in accounting and need to learn the major elements. Students without a background in economics, basic mathematics, and statistics are encouraged to take courses in those subjects before starting the certificate program. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in accounting.
Note: Courses may be applied to only one certificate; some prerequisites may need to be fulfilled before beginning certificate courses.
Four required courses:
- ACCT 220 Principles of Accounting I (3)
- ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting II (3)
- ACCT 321 Cost Accounting (3)
- ACCT 323 Federal Income Tax I (3)
One supporting elective chosen from the following: 3
- ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACCT 326 Accounting Information Systems
- ACCT 328 Accounting Software
- ACCT 426 Advanced Cost Accounting
- ACCT 486A Internship in Accounting
- FINC 330 Business Finance
A second supporting elective chosen from the above list: 3
Total credits for certificate in Accounting—Introductory: 18
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