Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree, in any field other than accounting, and wish to pursue professional careers in accounting will enter the undergraduate certificate in professional accounting program. Students complete a minimum of thirty-nine credits and may receive credit for up to eighteen hours based on their undergraduate coursework in business and accounting. The certificate program may be completed in one to two years, depending on previous coursework. To sit for the CPA exam in Kentucky, total accounting semester hours must total 27, business related semester hours (including the accounting hours) must total 39, and total university semester hours must total 150.
Please complete the items under Procedure for Admission and submit the following:
Language Proficiency. All students are expected to have appropriate English-language proficiency to be admitted to the university. The language proficiency is required to ensure students are adequately prepared and well positioned to succeed.
Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide cred- ible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are pro- vided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.
Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.
Accounting Course Descriptions
Certificate students select undergraduate courses from accounting, business administration, and from business-related subjects. Business-related subjects include courses that contain in the course prefix or title an indication that the course subject matter is one of the following: business, finance, marketing, management, economics, computers, or business statistics.
Waiver of Course Prerequisite Requirements
Course prerequisite requirements are waived for all courses taken by certificate students.
For more information about the success of our students and the costs of the program, visit our consumer information website.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Payne, CPA, Professor
Endowed Chair of Accounting
James Standard, Senior Graduate Admission Officer
MBA Program Coordinator
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205