Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting Develop A Foundational Understanding of Accounting


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you looking to advance your career or enter a new field? Do you want to further your education and gain specialized business skills in accounting? Then Liberty University’s 100% online undergraduate Accounting Certificate is for you!

If you want to someday earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting, our online certificate in accounting is a good first step. It is also an excellent place to start if you want to learn new skills to help you in your current job. Our online Accounting Certificate courses can give you an understanding of the finance, business, and management principles you need to succeed in competitive business industries.

These courses can help make you more well-rounded and prepared to advance your career. By taking the next step in your education with a certificate in accounting, you can become equipped to stand out from the competition as you pursue exciting job opportunities.

Our 100% online classes provide you with the opportunity to get the skills and knowledge you need without the commitment of traveling to a physical campus. You can stay connected with your current job and your community while making progress toward a future career. If you’re a parent or working professional, pursuing an online certificate can give you the flexibility you need to further your education while fulfilling your other duties. Additionally, this certificate can allow you to take accounting courses without signing up for a full degree.

When you complete online courses in accounting, you can gain skills that employers look for such as:

  • Accounting skills
  • Analyzing balance sheets
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Internal auditing skills
  • Portfolio management

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our mission is to equip you with a solid understanding of accounting principles. This goal is accomplished through the carefully selected foundational courses in our certificate in accounting. Each course in our online undergraduate Accounting Certificate is offered 100% online. This allows you to remain active with your family, job, and community while you complete your education.

By earning your undergraduate Accounting Certificate, you can learn valuable accounting knowledge and skills to help you in your career. Educational requirements for some positions can also possibly be met through our accounting courses. Why not prepare yourself as well as you can for your future career?

Additionally, our courses are offered in an 8-week format with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times. These accommodations can allow for increased flexibility in your personal life as compared to other online schools.

Our online undergraduate certificate in accounting provides further education through 7 classes. These basic business and accounting courses can help get you ready to advance and can provide the additional training you need to move into a different role in accounting.

In this program, you can learn how to complete different tasks and transactions and manage general ledger accounts. At the same time, you can learn the fundamentals of accounting with an emphasis on financial accounting and statement analysis.

Classes will also cover business law and the principles of management. These courses can add to your value as a future accounting professional.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.