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. There may be some flexibility to complete courses in the evening or online, however students should also be aware some required upper-level classes are only offered on-campus during day-time hours. This program is intended for part-time students.
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
- Financial advisor
- Internal auditor
- Tax accountant
- Business manager
- 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 Erivan K. 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.