University of Louisville’s College of Business recently launched its online Certificate in Accounting, providing a flexible means for working professionals to start an accounting career.
With employment of accountants and auditors expected to grow 11% through 2024, and an anticipated 2.8% salary increase in 2017, qualified accounting professionals are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who earn professional certifications, especially CPAs, are likely to have the best job prospects in the industry.
UofL’s Online Certificate in Accounting
UofL’s on-campus Certificate in Accounting program has a strong history of helping professionals start or transition into accounting careers. The expansion of the program to an online format greatly serves working professionals who seek additional career options, but who must also balance their professional and personal lives.
As described by Dr. Bill Stout, Director of the School of Accountancy at UofL:
“The online Certificate in Accounting was designed particularly for professionals who want to start or transition into an accounting career, but are unable to attend classes on campus. Our students come from a wide range of industries – from business to psychology to chemistry – and go on to lead successful careers as CPAs, auditors, banking and financial professionals, executive leaders within their organizations and more.”
With seven core accounting courses and four prerequisite courses, totaling 33 credit hours, graduates of the program will have sufficient accounting-focused credit hours to sit for Kentucky’s CPA exam. Note that Kentucky requires an additional 12 credit hours of business courses to sit for the exam.
The program offers 24/7 access to online courses, allowing students to work at their own pace when it’s most convenient. Dr. Stout adds, “The online accounting certificate is ideal for any professional seeking a flexible way to further their accounting career, especially as a CPA.”
Enrollment in the program requires a non-accounting bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, completion of prerequisites and a minimum GPA of 2.8.
How To Apply and Enroll
Download a free eBrochure to learn more about the online Certificate in Accounting curriculum, admission requirements and application deadlines. You may also reach out to our Online Learning enrollment counselors at 800.871.8635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About UofL Online Learning
The University of Louisville currently offers online programs in various areas of study for adult learners who are not able to come to a physical campus, but want to earn a college degree or certificate and advance their career.
The University of Louisville is a nationally-recognized, metropolitan research university, with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, as well as the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our diverse community of learners.