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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
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Undergraduate, Undergraduate Certificate
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If you’re considering a career in accounting or are looking to move up, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting is meant for you.

Why Earn Your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting?

Our post-baccalaureate certificate program in accounting appeals to students who have a bachelor’s degree in business and want to:

  • transition from a non-accounting field into an accounting job/career,
  • move up in their existing career, if already employed in an entry-level accounting job

Our 42-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting consists of 12 undergraduate courses in accounting with which you can not only explore the discipline of accounting but also gain a solid understanding of accounting principles and techniques.

Why Earn an Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting at Adelphi?

  • You will learn accounting under the guidance of our caring faculty who combine their academic expertise with the industry knowledge. You will also benefit from our excellent accounting alumni connections.
  • Due to the sequential nature of the accounting courses, students may complete the Certificate in six semesters or three years. However, those students who transfer in up to 15 credits (consisting of coursework that is equivalent to ACC101, 102, 201, 202, and 203 at Adelphi, with a grade of C or better) from their prior academic work may be able to finish the Certificate in two semesters or one year. The approval of the chair of the Department of Accounting & Law is required.
  • For students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree, the courses in the Certificate would help meet the accounting prerequisites for MBA with Accounting Specialization at Adelphi as well as many other institutions.¹

¹For more specific information about meeting the prerequisites of the MBA programs at other institutions, please consult those programs’ curriculum requirements.

83%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our Willumstad master’s graduates received job offers before graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

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Application Requirements

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies was founded to serve the nontraditional and adult student, and its admission policy reflects a commitment to enrolling students who may have not had the opportunity to complete their degree in a traditional undergraduate program.

  • Submission of an official transcript from a regionally accredited four-year college that shows successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in any subject with a minimum of 2.75 GPA cumulative for all undergraduate work.
  • Although past academic records are required and reviewed, more focus is placed on a student’s present motivation to earn a degree than with previous academic performance.
  • The Office of University Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after a completed application is received.
  • You can be admitted at any time during the academic year.

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