Accounting Certificate

The Pre-professional Studies in Accounting program is designed to fulfill coursework entry requirements of a graduate program in accounting or taxation. This curriculum and additional courses are taken to reach the required 150 credits will allow the student to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland (For more information on how to become a CPA, click here). Students also will have fulfilled the requirements to take exams for the Certified Management Accountant.

The requirement of this certificate emphasizes economics, accounting, communications and business fundamentals that allow students to function in today’s business environment. Graduates with broad technological or business background and finance/accounting skills are highly employable in a variety of industries as well as the government sector.

Accounting Certificate Requirements (pdf)

Please note: The online course catalog contains the official listing of program requirements and takes precedence over information listed on this site. Should you discover a discrepancy between the online catalog and any information posted on this site, please contact the department for instructions.

A grade of “C” or better is required in courses to fulfill all certificate requirements.

Accounting courses (27 credits):

  • ECON 121 – Principles of Accounting I
  • ECON 122 – Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 301 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECON 302 – Intermediate Accounting II
  • ECAC 321 – Auditing Theory and Practice
  • ECAC 329 – Cost Accounting
  • ECAC 330 – Taxation
  • ECAC 401 – Advanced Accounting

and one elective of the following:

  • ECAC 317 – Accounting Information Systems
  • ECAC 351 – Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ECAC 420 – Information Systems Auditing

Business Related Subjects (22 credits):

  • ECON 101 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 374 – Financial Management
  • STAT 351 – Applied Statistics for Business and Economics or STAT 355 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
  • MGMT 210 – The Practice of Management or MGMT 489 – Seminar in Management and Administration
  • MGMT 360 – Business Law

and one elective of the following:

  • ECON 320 – Elements of Quantitative Methods
  • ECON 408 – Managerial Economics
  • ECON 471 – Money and Capital Markets
  • ECON 482 – International Finance
  • MGMT 425 – Marketing
  • MGMT 489 – Seminar and Management and Administration (not used above)
  • IS 325 – Management Science
  • TRANS – Business Communications (if transferred in)

and one of the following required Ethics Course (3 credits):

  • MGMT 385 – Business Ethics & Society
  • PHIL 253 – Business Ethics
  • PHIL 350 – Ethical Theory

NOTE: This curriculum is designed to meet the entry requirements into University of Baltimore (UB) Merrick School of Business and for Completion of a Master of Science in Taxation or a Master of Science in Accounting in 30 additional hours. Any substitutions for the above courses may require that additional courses be taken at UB.