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Accounting Certificate

Additional qualification for those with a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree

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Advance in your accounting career – or learn the skills to begin one

Whatever your career goals, the accounting certificate at Brenau is geared to help those who are looking for specific training in the area of accounting. Choose to specialize in either public or managerial accounting to learn advanced principles in taxation, valuation and fraud prevention.


Why you should earn your accounting certificate at Brenau

  • 2

    Choose from two accounting concentrations: Public or Managerial

  • 100%

    Balance work and school a little more easily: the certificate is available 100% online

  • 15

    The accounting certificate requires just 15 semester hours

  • 1

    Complete the accounting certificate in as little as one year

  • 6

    We offer six start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster

  • 1:10

    Our low faculty-to-student ratio means smaller classes and more focused attention


Brenau offers professional certificates to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher at a regionally accredited institution.


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Brenau lets you specialize your online accounting certificate: choose public or managerial

One certificate, two very different specializations.

Choose public accounting if your career path will require you to provide external financial statements for general use by stockholders, creditors and government regulators.

If you expect to create internal reports tailored to the needs of managers and officers inside your organization, managerial accounting may be a better fit.

Can’t decide? Call us at 866.239.4762.


Core courses for the public accounting certificate include:

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Fraud Prevention and Internal Control
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Financial Statement and Business Analysis

Core courses for the managerial accounting certificate include:

  • Fraud Prevention and Internal Control
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Valuation
  • Financial Statement and Business Analysis

An accounting certificate helps you stand out in an industry projected to grow by 10%

With an accounting certificate, you gain additional qualifications that supplement your education. This gives you a valuable competitive advantage as your career moves forward in an industry projected to grow 10 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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How does a professional certificate supplement your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree?

Coursework

Professional certificates add a layer of training to your education by focusing on specific principles within the discipline. This hyper-focused learning makes sure that you’re covering the latest and most relevant topics.

Commitment

The accelerated format of a certificate allows you to complete it within one year, and the investment you make shows current and prospective employers your commitment to furthering your qualifications.

Qualifications

You may be in a career – or want to start a new one – that requires different training from what you received in your degree. A professional certificate can help you get the latest training without earning another college degree.