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.

We mean business at Grand View! Our accounting program will prepare you for a successful career. Our internship program is second to none! Being in the heart of Des Moines means access to valuable internships that will put you a step ahead in the job market. 

Grand View University accounting graduates excelled in the national 2015 CPA Examination, with a passing rate of 75%, which far exceeded the national average of 48.4 percent or other Iowa schools at only 54.6%. That put Grand View at 10th in the nation among small schools!

Why Grand View?

  • Personal attention from faculty with real world accounting experience and expertise
  • Powerful internship program to gain real world experience
  • Rigorous academic preparation
Career Options

Some of our recent graduates secured the following jobs: 

  • 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)
Course Requirements

Required Courses (59 credits)

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, or any business course)
21 credits
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