This certificate program is designed for undergraduate degree holders from accredited institutions who wish to pursue a career in accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have met the education requirements mandated by the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy for CPA licensure, provided that their combined bachelor’s degree, certificate, and other credits from accredited colleges or universities total at least 150 semester hours. This program, however, is not designed to prepare the student for the CPA examination. Passing the exam may require significant effort beyond the program, including the use of study guides, review courses, etc.
Graduates are able to:
• examine accounting information as a basis for economic decision making
• record business transactions resulting in financial statements
• complete the required accounting and business education to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey
This degree is offered through the Business and Public Service Department.