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Certificate in Accounting

Earn Your Certificate in Accounting

Understanding the accounting and budgetary implications of business decisions is critical to both career and organizational success. With a certificate in accounting, you’ll be prepared to combine financial and business theory with the practice of financial, tax, managerial, and cost accounting in order to make a positive impact at your organization.


Completion of 5 certificate courses

Total of 10 credit hours

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Practical Training

Learn to analyze financial statements and the accounting principles used to prepare them, as well as to understand external financial reporting requirements. Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll be able to incorporate tax effects and cost classifications into your decision-making process and prepare budgets in a variety of industries.

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Personal Attention

With small class sizes and respected professional faculty who will help you achieve your goals, our certificate programs are one of the options that the School of Business and Nonprofit Management offers to students committed to becoming successful, ethical business leaders.

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Flexibility for Your Life

Through your preference of in-person and online coursework, you can complete your certificate in as little as 12 months. Options for scholarships and other financial aid help make your studies affordable—and all certificate courses can be applied toward a degree if you choose to continue your studies at North Park University.

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Gainful Employment Information

North Park University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management certificate programs. These disclosures can assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs.


Application Process

The application for the Certificate in Accounting is quick, easy, and free. Applications are accepted throughout the year as admission is rolling. With courses that are in-person and online and a FREE application, all you need to do is apply today!

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