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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Accountancy Certificate

About the Certificate

The Krannert Graduate School of Management is pleased to offer this description of our Certificate of Advanced Accountancy Program. This program enhances our accounting undergraduate curriculum by

  • Offering a directed plan of study to meet the 150 hour requirement for taking the CPA Exam.
  • Opportunities for enhanced training for those interested in corporate accounting positions.
  • Offering students an opportunity to earn advanced recognition by obtaining a Certificate of Advanced Accountancy in addition to their undergraduate degree.
  • Offering 5 specialized, upper‐division accounting courses.
  • Increasing the number of communication, ethics, leadership and other courses taken outside the School of Management.

Requirements for the Certificate (27 credits)


  • Candidates for the Certificate will be undergraduate accounting majors and will complete at least 150 credit hours, consisting of the coursework that makes up the undergraduate accounting major and the additional 30 credit hours of coursework for the Certificate.
  • Candidates must earn a grade of C- or better in each accounting course that they wish to count towards the Certificate.
  • Students are encouraged to take multiple internships (particularly one in spring semester of their fourth year) and study abroad. For those students seeking a position in public accounting, you are encouraged begin taking a CPA exam review course in their last semester before graduation (or in the summer following graduation).


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