Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Accounting
Regulations effective September 1, 2005

The University Certificate in Accounting is designed for students who want to develop skills and knowledge appropriate for an accounting professional. The program has been designed so you may, with careful selection of options, complete the courses that make up many levels of the training required by the professional accounting associations. Students holding an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in accounting may not enrol in this program. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

The University Certificate in Accounting is offered by Athabasca University's School of Business, 800.468.6531, or e-mail.

Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. As well, AU advisors have developed a Program Plan.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
  Required credits 24
  Elective credits 6
  Residency requirement. A minimum of
15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits 9
  General certificate regulations  
  Required Courses (24 credits)
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 351 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3)
ACCT 352 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics (3)


Electives (select 6 credits from the following)
CMIS 311 Case Studies Management Information Systems (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
TAXX 301 Introduction to Income Taxation (3)

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