(SIMS Code: 221918)
The advanced certificate provides in-depth knowledge in taxation. This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to handle a variety of federal, international, local, and state tax issues. The goal of the program is to prepare current or aspiring accounting professionals for careers as tax professionals in public accounting, private industry, and government agencies. The advanced certificate is also relevant for individuals aspiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Enrolled Agent (EA).
Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution with grade point average of 2.85 or better.
Students must complete the 12 units of advanced certificate coursework with a grade of B (3.0) or better. Courses in the advanced certificate may be applied to the Master of Science degree in accountancy. Students may register concurrently in the advanced certificate program and a master’s degree program in the Fowler College of Business. Prior to matriculation, a maximum of one accountancy certificate course may be applied to the advanced certificate.