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School of Business And Economics

School of Business And Economics

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (PBCA)

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (PBCA)

  • Provides you with concentrated training in the in-demand field of accounting and finance
  • Designed for those who want to develop proficiency in accounting to perhaps sit for the CPA Exam.
  • Open to anyone with a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
  • The age range students in the program is higher than that of typical students and enrollment may be either full time or part time.

Student Consumer Information about this Program

Admissions

  • The only admission requirements are a completed application and official transcripts for all undergraduate work. 
  • Prospective students must have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
  • A complete review of undergraduate work will determine the student's plan of study.

Technology Prerequisites

Students should feel comfortable with MS Office and personal computers, particularly in spreadsheet use.  Students who do not have these minimum skills can take advantage of a wide variety of university resrouces avialable and can even take CSCI-A106 Introduction to Computing.

Transfer Credits

Students can take up to 6 credit hours at other accredited colleges and universities, provided that the student submits evidence (for example, catalog descriptions of courses) that the courses are equivalent to those specified in the Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program.

A student who has already successfully completed, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, any course specified in the program can, at his or her option, repeat the course or take another approved course

The specific requirements are as follows.

Accounting (24 cr.)

  • BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS A202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS A311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
  • BUS A312 Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)
  • BUS A325 Cost Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS A328 Introduction to Taxation (3 cr.)
  • BUS A424 Auditing (3 cr.)
  • Additional accounting (3 cr.)

Total (24 cr.)

Basic Business and Economics Core (6 cr.)

  • BUS F301 Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • BUS F420 Investments (3 cr.)
    • BUS F494 International Finance (3 cr.)

Total (6 cr.)

No more than 6 credit hours in business law and no more than 6 credit hours in computer science.

Students who wish to sit for the Indiana CPA exam must meet these requirements. Consultation with the director is strongly advised to ensure meeting these requirements.

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