Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

This certificate is for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than accounting. Completion of this certificate will meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Iowa. 59 credit hours are required to achieve the certificate.

Why Grand View?

  • Our business majors combine the traditional liberal arts with areas of business study broadening the abilities of their students.
  • The accounting department is connected with many businesses in the Des Moines area for internship and employment opportunities.
  • Experienced, helpful and personable faculty.
  • Gainful Employment Disclosure
Course Requirements

Required Courses

ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting I 4 credits
ACCT 304 Intermediate Accounting II 4 credits
ACCT 330 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 381 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 401 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
ACCT 411 Income Tax 3 credits
ACCT 412 Advanced Income Tax 3 credits
ACCT 431 Auditing Theory 3 credits
BSAD 340 Business Law I 3 credits
BSAD 341 Business Law II 3 credits
Business-related courses (economics, statistics, any business course)
21 credits

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Career Options

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting or Auditing Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Budget Analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Financial Examiner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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