If you’re considering a career in accounting or are looking to move up, the Advanced Certificate in Accounting is meant for you. This 42-credit certificate program consists of undergraduate courses in accounting and business law. It also helps you meet the academic eligibility requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in New York State.* The purpose of the program is to prepare students for staff accounting positions in both business and nonprofit entities. Course work in this certificate program will help in meeting the prerequisites for the MBA program with accounting specialization at Adelphi.
Our program is designed for part-time adult students taking courses in the evening. Due to the sequential nature of the accounting courses, students can complete the certificate in six semesters or three years.
Our advanced certificate program appeals to students who have a bachelor’s degree in business and want to become eligible to sit for the CPA exam in New York without completing a full MBA program. It’s also good for students with a completed bachelor’s degree in any discipline other than accounting. You can be admitted at any time during the academic year, and you must meet the following requirements:
*The certificate program helps students meet the accounting course requirements for preparing towards the CPA exam. Depending on a student’s previous academic background, he or she may have to take certain business courses in order to fully meet the academic eligibility requirements for the CPA exam in New York State. For more information, students should visit op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/cpalic.htm#edu.
Gainful Employment Disclosure for Certificate in Accounting Programs
|Last completed award year||2010-2011|
|Program name||Certificate in Accounting (Basic) Program (UAC) and Certificate in Accounting (Advanced) Program (UAP)|
|On-time completion rate||*|
|Placement rate (awaiting further guidelines from federal regulators for computation formula)||N/A|
|Occupations by name and SOC codes||CIP 52.0301
|Total estimated Tuition and Fee Costs||• $22,700 (UAC)
• $32,310 (UAP)
|Books and Supplies||• $700 per semester full-time
(12 credits or more)
• $525 per semester (9-11 credits)
• $350 per semester (6-8 credits)
|Room and Board||$5,710 per year|
|Median Title IV Loan Debt||*|
|Median Private Loan Debt||*|
|Median Debt from Institutional Financing plans or amount students were obligated to pay at program completion||*|
* If the number of students who completed the program during the award year was less than 10, for privacy reasons, this information is not disclosed to the public.