Penn Foster’s Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting consists of courses that will cover the basic understanding of the principles of financial accounting, financial management, cost accounting, and computer applications in accounting. You’ll also have an introduction to the legal environment of business.
The Accounting Undergraduate Certificate program provides students with the skills to expand existing accounting knowledge for a current or future job, or prepare for further education at the undergraduate level.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...
Applicants are required to complete two Basic Skills Assessments, one in reading and one in math, to determine the level of readiness for beginning their selected program. Additional studies may be required.
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This course is designed to introduce you to basic business concepts, theories, and perspectives. It will serve as a basis for further learning in your program.
Textbook: Introduction to Business
This course will hone your math skills so you are able to successfully use them in business and finance industries.
Textbook: Practical Math Business Procedures
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of financial accounting. Topics covered include analyzing transactions; completing the accounting cycle; merchandising businesses; inventories, assets, and liabilities; and corporations, stocks, bonds, and cash flow.
This course provides an introduction to managerial accounting; analysis: C-V-P and management; budgeting and performance evaluation; decentralized operations; differential analysis and product pricing; capital investment analysis, and cost activities.
Textbook: Managerial Accounting
This course will introduce students to the world of finance including financial concepts, instruments, and financial decision making. Topics covered include financial assets, investing in long-term assets, capital structure and dividend policy, financial planning, and working capital management.
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Textbook: Finance: Applications & Theory
This course will provide students with the knowledge to apply accounting theory, concepts, and procedures to financial problems. Topics covered include: computing earnings per share; lease transactions; income tax accounting; cash flow information; pension and benefit information; financial statement analysis.
Textbook: Intermediate Accounting
This course will provide students with an expansion on materials presented in Intermediate Accounting 1. Topics examined and discussed include: inventories; investments; intangible assets; current, contingent, and estimated liabilities; premium and discount on longterm debt; stockholder's equity.
This course breaks down cost accounting, which represents an important bridge between financial and managerial accounting, and will allow you to learn how businesses predict, record, and control their costs.
This course builds on concepts learned in Financial and Managerial Accounting and covers Sage 50® Accounting. Combines real-world accounting systems and examples with computer-based solutions. The course is a blend of problem solving, reading, case projects, and computer applications to problems encountered in today’s accounting environment.
This course is an introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics covered include American court practice and procedure, alternative dispute resolutions, employment law, business organization and regulation, contract law, and agency relationships.
Textbook: Business Law
This assessment will evaluate the knowledge and skills that you learned during the program. You choose the time, the location, and the qualified exam supervisor.