Post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting

Prepare for the CPA exam and earn the credits needed for licensure in Virginia with a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting. This program is designed for bachelor's degree holders interested in changing careers or gaining expertise in accounting.

As a certificate student, you’ll take classes with undergraduate students in the VCU School of Business. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of being a VCU student, including career fairs and networking, outstanding libraries and study spaces, and access to student organizations.

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The certificate program requires a maximum of 48 credit hours, which are divided evenly into two categories: accounting and general business. Choose from a variety of business electives to round out your studies.

Day and evening classes are available, and you can attend on a full- or part-time basis. This program is also available fully online. You may be eligible to receive credit for prior business courses.

Program and degree requirements

Academic regulations for School of Business post-baccalaureate undergraduate certificates

Career opportunities

  • Careers in the field:
    • Management accounting
    • Public accounting
    • Auditing entities in the commonwealth of Virginia
    • Financial accounting

  • Alumni employers include: