Undergraduate Program Accounting Postbaccalaureate Certificate Advising Info Sessions Tuition Apply Now Degree Details Certificate Total Credits 46-48 Start Term Any Delivery Method On campus Online Learn more about our academic program delivery methods School/College The School of Business Accounting PostbaccalaureateÌýCertificateÌýOverview Qualify to sit for the CPA exam with a certificate from Oregonâ€™s largest accounting program.à£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState Universityâ€™s post-baccalaureate accounting certificate provides students to efficiently meet the educational requirements for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.ÌýOffered by PSUâ€™s nationally-ranked and accredited School of Business, the accounting certificate is open to anyone who holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in a non-accounting discipline, and to international students with any bachelorâ€™s degree. If you seek an Oregon CPA license, our accounting post-baccalaureate certificate equips you with the professional accounting expertise you need to:Sit for the CPA examMigrate to an accounting careerAcquire accounting skills to add value to your current jobPSU accounting students routinely find accounting positions with Big 4, regional, and local accounting firms, as well as corporations, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. Whether youâ€™re a recent college graduate, military veteran, or mid-career professional, our post-baccalaureate accounting program provides a flexible, affordable path to a CPA license. AccountingÌýPostbaccalaureate Certificate: Why PSU? Outstanding industry connections.ÌýSince PSUâ€™s accounting program is so well connected in à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãand throughout the Pacific Northwest, youâ€™ll interact regularly with accountants and employers both on and off-campus. Employers from all sectors actively recruit our accounting students for jobs and internships, and theyâ€™re often on campus for job fairs, classroom activities, and other events.Practical skills development.ÌýThe post-baccalaureate accounting program emphasizes applied skills that have high value in the job market. Youâ€™ll work with industry-standard accounting software like Tableau and Quickbooks in the classroom and in real-world settings such as professional internships.ÌýFlexibility and affordability.ÌýOur accounting certificate classes are scheduled to accommodate the demands of working professionals. You can take upper-division courses on campus, online, or in a hybrid (online/on-campus) format.Outstanding faculty.ÌýAccounting courses are taught by high-quality instructors who combine advanced scholarship with direct experience in the accounting industry. Theyâ€™ll share lessons you canâ€™t find in any accounting textbook, along with professional contacts, career guidance, and mentorship.Excellent hiring record.ÌýPSU accounting graduates work throughout greater à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãfor corporations, accounting firms nonprofits, and government agencies. Because of our high name recognition and strong reputation with employers, PSUâ€™s post-baccalaureate accounting certificate helps you stand out in the job market.ÌýAccounting Postbaccalaureate Certificate HighlightsNationally ranked business schoolElite dual accreditation in accounting and business from theÌýÌý(´¡´¡°ä³§µþ)Flexible format with upper-division courses available on campus, online, or in hybrid (online/on-campus) formatMore than 800 business internships and jobs posted to PSU students each yearAccounting Mentor Program offers career guidance from active accounting professionalsCareer development support hones your interviewing, resume writing, job search, and business etiquette skillsHigh-touch academic advisingConvenient application and admission proceduresA strong à£à£Ö±²¥Ðãation for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examHighly active, award-winning chapter ofÌýÌý(BAP), the student accounting honors society What Can I Do With a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting? The post-baccalaureate accounting program advances you toward eligibility to sit for the Certified Public Accounting exam and is viewed as equivalent to a bachelor's degree in accounting in the regional job market. Many graduates of our accounting certificate program become practicing CPAs in audit or tax. You can also use the degree to earn a promotion with your current employer, take on expanded job responsibilities, or explore new career pathways in:ConsultingCorporate accountingManagerial accountingGovernmental accountingNonprofit accountingFor CPA licensing requirements in Oregon, visit the . For CPA licensing requirements in other states, visit the .ÌýPOSTBACCALAUREATE ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE CURRICULUMIn order to begin this certificate, students must complete or have completed the following classes. Students can complete these courses at PSU or at a community college. If you have questions about these requirements, please connect with the business advising team.ÌýBA 211 â€“ Fundamentals of Financial AccountingBA 213 â€“ Decision Making with Accounting InformationEC 201, 202 â€“ Economics Micro / Economics MacroSTAT 241 - Applied Statistics for BusinessACCREDITATION & RANKINGSà£à£Ö±²¥ÐãState University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).One of less than 200 business schools worldwide â€” top 1% â€” to be accredited in both business and accounting by the Association toÌýÌý(AACSB). AACSB is the elite business school accreditation known internationally.