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Public Accounting Certificate

Accelerate Your Accounting Career 

A Public Accounting Certificate from NSU's Huizenga College of Business allows you to pursue your accounting career goals without committing to an advanced degree. In this program, you'll gain extensive training in auditing procedures, tax law, best management practices, and other in-depth financial procedures. You’ll also get opportunities to work on real world projects and obtain coveted internships. 

This certificate is for those with an undergraduate accounting degree seeking a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Upon completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, paving your way to becoming a leader in public accounting.

  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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Students are required to complete 18 credit hours of upper division Accounting courses and Introductory Accounting

Upper Division (Undergraduate) Accounting Courses: 

  • Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Account I and II
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Information and Control Systems

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Public Accounting certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 18-36

Required Courses
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting*
ACT 5004 Cost Accounting*
ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting I*
ACT 5007 Intermediate Accounting II*
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting*
ACT 5010 Auditing
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems*
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory
ACT 5721 Accounting Professional Ethics
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities, and Property
XXX XXXX One elective course in ACT or TXX (3 credits)

*All courses can be counted toward FL CPA education requirement (either “Accounting Credit” or “Business Credit).

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.
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