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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies – Professional Certificate in Accounting


School of Administrative Studies

Students beginning this certificate must have successfully completed a 4U math, or the equivalent, completed within the last five years prior to starting the core requirements.

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

Requirements: 57 credits including:

a) Prerequisites for core requirements:

b) Core requirements:

c) 12 credits chosen from the following**:

*Prerequisites for these courses must be passed with a grade of C+ or better.

**Not all courses listed in c) are relevant towards professional accounting designations. Refer to organizational websites or contact the department for more information.

Note: to obtain a professional certificate offered by the School of Administrative Studies, at least 18 credits of the ADMS course credits that satisfy certificate requirements must be in addition to those used to satisfy a degree. Students may acquire more than one certificate provided that at least 18 credits in each certificate are unique to the specific certificate.

Course substitutes and program notes: please refer to the Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) section.

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