Accounting Certificate

USF Graduate certificates are designed to enhance your credentials. They are created to help business professionals take that next career step AND they can also be applied toward a graduate degree at a later date.

  • $399 credit hour
  • All credits earned can be used toward USF Master’s Degree programs
  • Online, convenient, supported learning

Professional Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Do you need to understand the accounting principles required to make informed managerial decisions, such as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, fraud examinations, variance analysis, and responsibility accounting? With a Graduate Certificate in Accounting the University of St. Francis College of Business & Health Administration offers a professional credential that shows your ability to work in today’s competitive business environment.

online accounting certificate

Learn how to compile, analyze, and prepare critical financial information for a range of businesses. Through this professional graduate certificate, you will develop knowledge and skills in accounting for application in a range of industries and professions.

The University of St. Francis’ online Professional Graduate Certificate in Accounting will provide you with the advanced accounting skills you need to succeed in higher-level positions.


As a private, nonprofit university, USF is designed to help you succeed. The benefits of earning your graduate certificate at USF include:

  • Affordability. Each course is less than $1200– one of the most affordable tuition rates in the Midwest
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Convenience. Online classes are open 24 hours a day, designed to be convenient for you



Start with our free application online, provide an official transcript of your bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Management, Accounting, or a similar field and then register for courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.



To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.



The professional graduate certificate in Accounting requires four courses: (12 semester hours)

  • MBAD 627 International Accounting and Reporting (3)
  • MBAD 628 Fraud Examination (3)
  • MBAD 629 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
  • MBAD 630 Taxes II (3)


You can apply your certificate courses toward a Master’s Degree!

Every course in the certificate program can be used toward earning a master’s degree at the University of St. Francis!