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Accounting Fundamentals

Whether you want to prepare for a career in accounting, earn credit toward a degree program, or are a business owner who wants to make informed economic decisions, our four-course Accounting Fundamentals Certificate can set you up for success. Learn essential accounting principles and practices from industry experts, either online or in the classroom.

This program is perfect for...

  • Small business owners who want to make informed economic decisions
  • Financial professionals who need to strengthen their accounting skills for work or a career change
  • Entrepreneurs wanting to have a greater understanding of financial reports and statements
  • Those pursuing a career in accounting, or who want to earn transferable credit toward a degree

What you can learn.

  • Interpret accounting and financial data for use in planning business operations
  • Determine break-even sales as part of an understanding of fixed and variable costs
  • Prepare and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
  • Understand the procedures for handling the acquisition and disposal of property, plant and equipment

About this certificate.

The Accounting Fundamentals Certificate serves as the foundation of a customizable training plan for those seeking a career in accounting. It can be stacked with our 9-course Accounting Certificate, which encompasses the coursework and topics needed to prepare for the CPA Exam, or build upon your knowledge with our 3- or 4-course specializations:

  • Intermediate Accounting: Broaden your expertise in reviewing and creating financial statements, examining cash flow, inventories and deprecation, and more. (3 courses)
  • Focuses in Accounting: Build your understanding in financial and internal auditing, federal taxation and international accounting. (4 courses)
  • Advanced Accounting: Cover the advanced concepts needed prepare for the CPA exam or to move into a more senior accounting position. (3 courses)

 

 

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 423.44
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MGMT X 422
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 1A
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 1B
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

100.00

Estimated Program Tuition

3060.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

700.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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Corporate Training Discounts 
Eligible for employers who register 3 or more of their employees in a course.

Discount for CalCPA Members
CalCPA members can receive 15% off eligible courses.

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