Accounting 150-Hour Certificate
With over 120 years of experience in business
education, Goldey-Beacom College knows what's important to the business
world and to students! We change with the ever-changing business world.
The American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of
Accountancy (NASBA) now recommend that all states require 150 college credit
hours in order to sit for the CPA exam. Forty-nine of the fifty states have
already implemented or plan to implement the new requirement.
Goldey-Beacom's Accounting 150 Certificate
Program will be tailored for each student to assure he or she completes the
number of credits required to sit for the exam, while taking courses in such
areas as Business Ethics, International Business Management, and accounting.
Credits also may be earned in courses outside the business area.
If your plans include someday taking the CPA
exam, this quick and convenient program was designed especially for you!
Who would benefit from completing the Accounting 150 Certificate?
Current accounting majors, working accountants, or accounting
graduates from any college should explore this program if they
someday hope to be a CPA. If your college credit hours are
less than 150 hours, you will not be eligible for the CPA exam or
licensure in most states.
How many credits will I need to complete to earn the
- That depends on your degree. Most graduates with a bachelor's
accounting degree have already typically completed 120 to 138 of the
150 needed credit hours. Many students can complete this in just one
or two semesters, while others may choose to spread study over a
year. We will tailor a program just for you that will suit your
When could I enroll in the program?
- Students can enroll and start coursework at the beginning of any
of our semesters - August, October, December, January, March, or
Will the Accounting 150 Certificate help me prepare for the CPA
- Absolutely! Working with your admissions counselor, you can
determine the courses that will best prepare you for the CPA exam in
your state. You can reach your 150-hour goal with additional
accounting classes, courses in business ethics, business law, or
international business, or you can choose to focus on courses in
other areas such as management, business writing, or group dynamics.
We will tailor the program to help prepare you for success.
What types of classes would I take to earn this certificate?
- Some states may require courses in Business Ethics or
International Business. You will be able to choose from many
offerings, including accounting electives. You may also choose to
take graduate classes to meet the requirement - and later use them
toward a master degree.
How do I get started?
- Contact Jessica Fehnel, Senior Admissions Representative, at
302-225-6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many employers offer tuition assistance to their employees, but often
restrict benefits to those enrolled in degree or certificate programs.
While you can enroll as a
non-degree-seeking student anywhere to earn additional credits, our
certificate program may qualify you for the financial assistance you need.