IU Northwest's PBCA program helped me in several ways. Not only did the program move me closer to obtaining my CPA, but it also added post-baccalaureate education to my resume. Not only did the addition of the PBCA aid in employment, it furthered my career into the CFO role I currently hold. The professors were both extremely well versed in their disciplines, as they were in understanding life happens. Rarely, do you find both qualities in a program as I've recently discovered at other Universities. My experience with the PBCA program was wonderful.
One need only to look at recent media reports to know there is no doubt Accounting is in in-demand job. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting (PBCA) provides you with concentrated training in the in-demand field of accounting and finance. Enrolling in the PBCA program is easy! You simply need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and you’re ready to begin! Your program – formatted to mirror the requirements for the CPA exam – so as soon as you complete your certificate program – not only are you ready to sit for the exam but you are ready to improve your future.
- The only admission requirements are a completed application and official transcripts for all undergraduate work.
- Prospective students must have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.
- A complete review of undergraduate work will determine the student's plan of study.
Students should feel comfortable with MS Office and personal computers, particularly in spreadsheet use. Students who do not have these minimum skills can take advantage of a wide variety of university resources available and can even take CSCI-A106 Introduction to Computing.
Students can take up to 6 credit hours at other accredited colleges and universities, provided that the student submits evidence (for example, catalog descriptions of courses) that the courses are equivalent to those specified in the Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program.
A student who has already successfully completed, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student, any course specified in the program can, at his or her option, repeat the course or take another approved course
The specific requirements are as follows.
Accounting (24 cr.)
- BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
- BUS A202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
- BUS A311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
- BUS A312 Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)
- BUS A325 Cost Accounting (3 cr.)
- BUS A328 Introduction to Taxation (3 cr.)
- BUS A424 Auditing (3 cr.)
- Additional accounting (3 cr.)
Total (24 cr.)
Basic Business and Economics Core (6 cr.)
- BUS F301 Financial Management (3 cr.)
- Select one of the following
- BUS F420 Investments (3 cr.)
- BUS F494 International Finance (3 cr.)
Total (6 cr.)
No more than 6 credit hours in business law and no more than 6 credit hours in computer science.
Students who wish to sit for the Indiana CPA exam must meet these requirements. Consultation with the director is strongly advised to ensure meeting these requirements.
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