Accounting Certificate Online

Expand your knowledge of modern accounting practices and become a specialized leader. This AACSB-accredited online program equips you with expertise you can immediately apply in any organization.

Apply by: 8/12/24
Start classes: 8/26/24
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Program Overview

Our 100% online Accounting Certificate at a glance

Total Tuition: $11,820
Program Duration: As few as 9 months
Credit Hours: 12*

Diversify your skillset and prepare for higher-level roles with this AACSB-accredited online Accounting Certificate. Develop critical thinking, analytical and communication skills necessary to ensuring the integrity of accounting information. Gain an in-depth understanding of tax policy and compliance and learn strategies for identifying, analyzing and addressing business-related ethical and legal dilemmas.

Delivered 100 percent online, this financial aid-eligible program offers you a faster, more flexible path to building credentials for in-demand roles such as Budget Analyst, Purchasing Manager and Finance Administrator. Choose from a range of electives and tailor this certificate to your specific interests. Coursework can also be applied toward a master’s degree.

Graduates of the online Accounting Certificate program will:

  • Learn to apply the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills necessary to provide and ensure the integrity of accounting information
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze ethical and legal business dilemmas and to recommend and defend appropriate solutions and strategies
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of tax policy and compliance
  • Learn to apply the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills necessary to provide and ensure the integrity of accounting information
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze ethical and legal business dilemmas and to recommend and defend appropriate solutions and strategies
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of tax policy and compliance

Explore management roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Business operations management
  • Health care finance administration
  • Financial management
  • Financial or budget analysis
  • Purchasing and revenue management
  • Business operations management
  • Health care finance administration
  • Financial management
  • Financial or budget analysis
  • Purchasing and revenue management

Online business programs also available:

La Salle University offers a variety of specialized business programs. Check out all of our business online programs.

Total Tuition: $11,820
Program Duration: As few as 9 months
Credit Hours: 12*

Accreditation:

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The La Salle University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.

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Tuition

Benefit from budget-friendly tuition

Our Accounting Certificate online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $11,820
Per Credit Hour: $985

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $11,820
Per Credit Hour: $985

Calendar

Note these key dates and deadlines

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer I5/20/245/6/245/10/245/10/245/16/247/14/248 weeks
Fall I8/26/248/12/248/16/248/16/248/22/2410/20/248 weeks
Fall II10/21/2410/7/2410/11/2410/11/2410/17/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring I1/13/2512/30/241/3/251/3/251/9/253/8/258 weeks
Spring II3/10/252/24/252/28/252/28/253/6/255/8/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24

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Admissions

Review the requirements for your certificate in accounting online

Applications for the Accounting Certificate are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GMAT waiver available
  • Professional resume detailing professional experience

This program adheres to the accreditation standards established by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application
  • Transcript(s) from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree and, if applicable, master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Professional resume
  • The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived based upon an applicant’s academic and professional background

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 1914



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Courses

Here is an overview of your online Accounting Certificate coursework

For the Accounting Certificate online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of four courses (12 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience.

These courses may be required prior to enrolling in your Graduate Business Specialization Certificate. Consult with your program advisor regarding pre-requisites. Please note: One of the four required courses could be waived if the student has an undergraduate major in that discipline. If a waiver is granted, one 700-level elective is required for certificate completion.

Duration: 8 weeks
The course shows how the techniques of marketing management can be used to attract and satisfy customers while building long-term business profitability. Topics include (1) market, consumer and competitive analysis; (2) segmentation, targeting and positioning; (3) product development, pricing, promotion and distribution; and (4) marketing strategy and planning.
Duration: 8 weeks
This course focuses on the firm's management accounting system as its primary information system. It examines the problems of cost measurement, planning, coordination, control and performance evaluation. It explores how accounting systems address business problems and evolve in response to the changing economic environment. The course will relate ethical and global issues to managerial accounting topics. Students will explore and analyze real-world data and apply their gained knowledge to contemporary managerial accounting problems and cases. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
This is a survey course focusing on how managers can construct a decision-making process that maximizes the value of the firm. Because the majority of financial decisions require an estimate of future events, considerable time will be spent investigating how to achieve the above objectives, subject to the constraints of an uncertain future. Outside readings, case studies, and text material will be used to integrate current financial theory with pragmatic financial decision making. A working knowledge of the basic concepts in finance, accounting and statistics is assumed. The use of an electronic spreadsheet is needed for homework assignments and case analysis. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
This course introduces students to the growing field of business analytics. Business analytics is the use of data, information technology, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods and models to support effective organizational problem solving and informed decision making. The course includes methods, tools and techniques for summarizing and visualizing historical data, which is relevant to descriptive analytics–the use of data to find out what has happened in the past or is currently happening; methods, tools and techniques for extracting information from existing data in order to determine patterns, which is relevant to predictive analytics–the use of data to find out what will happen in the future; and methods, tools and techniques for optimization, which is relevant to prescriptive analytics - the use of data to determine the best course of action in the future. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.

Please note: Foundational coursework may be required. Please consult with your program advisor.

Duration: 8 weeks
This course emphasizes the perspective of preparers of financial statements covering financial statement preparation with an emphasis on the areas of financial accounting that are problematic, including revenue recognition, expense allocation, inventories, post-employment benefits, leases, and stock options. Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisites: MBA 601
Duration: 8 weeks
This course is built from the premise that technology has changed the role of the accountant. A heightened awareness of systems, technology, and data analysis is becoming increasingly required of individuals in the different accounting fields. Data has proliferated in business, and managers and accountants need to understand the implications for decision-making and tap into the data to provide better insights into a firm/client/customer/supplier, etc. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of data analytic thinking and terminology as well as hands-on experience with data analytics tools and techniques. Students should leave this course with the skills necessary to translate accounting and business problems into actionable proposals that they can competently present to managers and data scientists. While there will be some use of tools in this course, the focus of this class is on concepts, not algorithms or statistical math.
Duration: 8 weeks
This course offers an enhanced understanding of accounting information and enterprise resource planning systems and is suitable for all MBAs. It includes hands-on experience with a traditional accounting system and with SAP, along with weekly discussion of current topics, including privacy and security issues, disaster recovery, anti-fraud and audit resources, and XBRL. Prerequisite: MBA 691 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
This course in advanced managerial accounting focuses on commonly used accounting methods and techniques used in making business decisions. Topics covered are measurements of divisional performance, revenue and pricing decisions, production decisions, decisions concerning resource levels, and capital budgeting decisions. Students work with complex problems and cases on both an individual and group basis. Prerequisite: MBA 691

*Students without pre-requisite foundation courses may require additional credits.

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