The post-baccalaureate certificate in accountancy from Saint Joseph’s University is for those seeking to pursue a career in industry, government or public accounting. It satisfies the CPA requirement without the long-term commitment of pursuing a master’s degree.
What is the Accountancy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate?
The post-baccalaureate certificate in accountancy is for adult learners with a baccalaureate degree who wish to prepare for certification examinations in accounting. It is a 12-course, 36-credit option for those aiming to take the CPA exam. It provides an additional academic credential from an AACSB-accredited university with the flexibility to complete courses in the evening or online.
What Can You do with an Accountancy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate?
The Accountancy Post-Baccalaureate Certificate has been developed for a variety of career objectives including the CPA, CMA, government, public accounting, auditing, corporate applications and more. Standard career paths include becoming a:
Public, managerial or government accountant
Chief financial officer
How will a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Saint Joseph’s University Enhance Your Career in Accounting?
You will have the opportunity to learn from faculty who are established experts in the field of accounting. Graduates of the program also gain the benefit of increased internship and job placement opportunities through Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business and its network of ties to national and local businesses, along with access to its strong alumni network in Philadelphia and beyond.
As a Philadelphia college, our location offers graduates proximity to a wide range of prestigious accounting firms, including PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and many others.
With an Associate of Business Administration from Saint Joseph's University, you will gain a general understanding of the foundations of business with classes in accounting, information systems, business law, economics, marketing and management.
Saint Joseph's University's Department of Finance offers a curriculum rooted in financial theory and practice, updated frequently to reflect the rapid changes in technology and world economic conditions. You will develop excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in preparation for careers as financial decision makers. You will study stock trading, economics, financial analysis and more, developing the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in finance.