AcademicsAccountingPost-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.


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. 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

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Altria
    • KPMG
    • Auditor of Public Accounts
    • Keiter
    • CarMax Inc.
  • Careers in the field:
    • Management accounting
    • Public accounting
    • Auditing entities in the commonwealth of Virginia
    • Financial accounting