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  • Public Accounting Certificate

    Public Accounting Certificate Program
    Work toward a great career in public accounting.
    Program:
    Certificate
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry
    Credits:
    30

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Public Accounting Certificate Curriculum

10 Courses (30 credits)

  • ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • ACCT 320 Gov/Non-Profit/Special Topics
  • ACCT 420 Auditing & Assurance Services
  • ACCT 430 Topics: Prof Examinations Acct
  • ECON 125 Stat App/ Bus Decision Making
  • ECON 220 Macro-Economics
  • ECON 221 Micro-Economics
  • FINC 235 Financial Management

and two additional three credit courses with a prefix of ACCT (Accounting), BLAW (Law), FINC (Finance), MGMT (Management) and/or MKTG (Marketing). Workplace experience courses may not be used toward the Public Accounting Certificate.

Prerequisites: General Accounting I and General Accounting II Certificates or equivalent. 

A maximum of 15 transfer credits can be accepted for the Public Accounting Certificate Program. However, as to Accounting courses, not transfer credits can be accepted.

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Public Accounting Certificate Overview

This Program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The Program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

Public Accounting Certificate FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Public Accounting Certificate Fast Facts

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.

Other Accounting Certificates

Accounting, A.S. Degree
General Accounting II, Certificate
Management Accounting, Certificate
Public Accounting, Certificate

Certificate Program Fees
  • Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only) $10.00
  • Certificate Completion Fee (per Certificate) $16.00

Certificates are issued in February, May and August.

Purpose

Certificate Programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs in Computer Science, General Business Administration, Accounting, Management and Marketing must also pass the Mathematics Placement examinations at the MATH 105 level.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.

Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate.

All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.

Registration

Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College's campuses.