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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per credit $824
  • Credit hours 12

Program Benefits

  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year
  • Financial aid available

Build on your business expertise with an accounting certificate

The accounting graduate certificate offers students with a degree the opportunity to advance their education and career simultaneously. The coursework includes advanced financial concepts, which can help with CPA exam preparation. Graduate in just one year with the accounting knowledge you need to pursue upper-level positions. Chase your dreams with Brenau.

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Gain a credential that will help you stand out in a vital field

With your Certificate in Accounting, you can advance your career and pursue in-demand roles. Accountant and auditor employment is expected to grow 6% between 2021 and 2031, resulting in 81,800 new jobs.1 Brenau’s graduate certificate is valuable if your career path requires you to provide external financial statements for general use by stockholders, creditors and government regulators. Our coursework can also help you prepare for the CPA exam.

Relevant coursework for accounting professionals

4 courses

12 total credit hours

No matter how you want to use your accounting education, our courses allow you to gain the skills you need for your aspirations.

Course spotlights:

  • AC 722 Advanced Accounting
  • AC 724 Corporate Taxation
  • AC 725 Fraud Prevention & Internal Control
  • AC 739 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services

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No work experience required

No application fee

The online Certificate in Accounting offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$824 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in education that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your program even more cost-effective.

Tuition Details

What you’ll learn

Our certificate coursework is designed to supplement your existing business knowledge to allow you to expand your accounting career. When you complete the certificate program, you’ll have the expertise you need to be competitive in this growing field and prepare for your CPA exam.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s Certificate in Accounting, you can:

  • Work in various managerial accounting and related fields.
  • Take additional coursework required for certification exams.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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You can complete the program in as little as one year. To see the curriculum, view the program page.

Tuition is $824 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 12 credit hours for a total tuition of $9,888. You can review tuition costs on the program page.

Entrance exams are not required. You can learn more about our admissions policy on the program page.

The requirements for the online Certificate in Accounting include:

  • A completed online application
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts from each college you’ve attended
  • Professional resume or CV

You can learn more about our admission requirements on the program page.

You’ll complete 12 credit hours to earn the online Certificate in Accounting. You can review courses on the program page now.

The Certificate in Accounting is only available online. This allows you to study at times and in locations that are best for you. However, online students are always welcome to visit Brenau’s campus, even if they have no in-person requirements.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Accountants and Auditors.” Retrieved March 9, 2023, from