Accounting is at the heart of business; having an education in accounting is an unbeatable preparation for many fields of business. If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher in any discipline and would like to change careers to accounting or add to your knowledge of the accounting field, the post-bachelor’s certificate in accounting will prepare you to sit for the certified public accounting (CPA) exam.
Convenient – take classes in the evening or online to accommodate your existing work schedule
Efficient – complete the certificate in as little as 10 months taking only the classes needed to become eligible to take the CPA exam
Supportive – connect and network with your faculty as well as students in various industries
Spalding’s certificate in accounting requires 8 program courses (24 credit hours) and 2 prerequisite courses (6 credit hours). The state of Kentucky also requires an additional 12 credit hours of business courses to qualify and be prepared for the CPA exam.
A career in accounting can take many directions – from auditing, tax advising, and consulting to financial management and banking.
The field of accounting is expecting double-digit growth through the year 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with median pay of more than $69,000. In addition, accountants, who have earned professional certifications, particularly the CPA, may expect to have the best job prospects in this growing industry.
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