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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Financial Accounting (certificate)


Official Title of Certificate: Financial Accounting, Certificate

Award: Certificate

Code: CRT.BPA.FIN-ACCT

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 51

About the Business Administration Department

Purpose: Intended for students who already have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher and who wish to complete the individual course requirements to sit for the Maryland Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

CPA Exam Requirements

Those initially applying to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland must qualify by (1) holding a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university; (2) completing 150 credit hours; and (3) completing a minimum of 51 credit hours in accounting and related business subjects, including certain required courses.

Certificate Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Entrance/Admission Requirements


Entrance Requirements


Students should meet with the chair of the business administration department before starting this study, since the state requirements are subject to change and since many of the courses are offered only once each year because of limited demand.

Certificate Requirements: 51 credits


Choose two of the following


Plus additional accounting electives to be approved in the future.

Choose seven of the following


In at least five of the following nine (9) subjects: statistics, economics, corporation or business finance, management, business law, marketing, quantitative methods, computer science/information systems and business communication:

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate accounting terminology, principles and framework to organizations.
  • Organize and prepare professional accounting communications in written form.
  • Solve complex accounting problems.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to business decisions.
  • Apply ethical reasoning to business decisions.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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