Academic Catalog

Accounting (Post-Bachelor Certificate)

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in accounting is designed to enable students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting to obtain the required educational background to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan.

Admission Requirements

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a grade point average of at least 2.0.

Students who have received their undergraduate degree from Wayne State University should process a change in their status at the Registrar’s Office to ‘Post-Baccalaureate.’ Students who have received an undergraduate degree in these areas from another institution must complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission form and request that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

Certificate Requirements

Candidates for this certificate must successfully complete a minimum of twenty-four credits in course work at Wayne State University following completion of the bachelor’s degree, with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0. Of these twenty-four credits, students must complete a  minimum  of six  credits  from courses offered by the Department of Accounting. Additionally, a minimum of twelve credits must be from courses offered within the School (Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, and Management). Students, who have not completed ACC 3010 and ACC 3020 (or equivalent courses), must complete ACC 3010 and ACC 3020 in addition to the minimum twenty-four credits required for the Certificate.

Each student’s Academic Plan will be individually designed. Students intending to use this certificate to meet the requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan will work with their advisor to ensure that the courses chosen meet the requirements of the licensing body.

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