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Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

The Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a non-accounting discipline and desire either a career in accounting or a career in a discipline (e.g. law, finance, computer information systems) where a strong accounting background can be advantageous. Courses can be arranged to provide students with the subjects needed for taking professional accounting exams such as the CPA (Certified  Public Accountant) and CMA (Certified Management Accounting) exams. Most students possessing a  non-accounting baccalaureate in a business discipline should expect to complete the certificate in 10 courses or 30 credit hours. Students who have not taken introductory accounting should expect to complete the certificate in 12 courses or 36 credit hours.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of 150 credit hours of course work.
  • Completion of a minimum of 21 post-baccalaureate credit hours at Roger Williams University.
  • Completion of a minimum of 21 credit hours in accounting courses.
  • Fulfillment of certificate-required and elective courses.
  • Required Course of Study
ACCTG 204 Cost Accounting  
ACCTG 304 Intermediate Accounting I  
ACCTG 305 Intermediate Accounting II  
ACCTG 308 Federal Income Tax I: Individual  
ACCTG 405 Auditing  
ACCTG 406 Advanced Accounting  

Required Electives

A minimum of four electives must be taken, at least two of which must be in accounting. Students may take a maximum of two of the following three law courses:

PLS 221 Law of Contracts  
PLS 340 Uniform Commercial Code  
BUSN 305 Legal Environment of Business I  

All other electives must be courses offered through the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business.