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Accounting: Advanced Topics Specialist Certificate

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The Accounting: Advanced Topics Specialist Certificate is for those who already have an accounting degree or relevant job experience but are looking for professional development through advanced training. The courses in this program are also valuable to gain additional credits needed for CPA licensure.

Successful completion of all courses within the program qualifies you to earn an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. If you have completed this program, you can request your badge by clicking here.

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Course Listing

Cost per 3-credit course: $866

Total cost: $2,598

Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our Enrollment Coach team to see what savings you may qualify for.

The courses in this MicroCred are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.
These online courses require access to a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Learning Outcomes
Learners can compare and contrast financial and cost/management accounting, demonstrate cost estimation techniques, identify relevant cost and revenue data, and recognize key success factors. They know the relevant tax code and regulations for individual taxpayers, how to research tax problems, and how line items appear on tax forms. They can work as an auditor with a public accounting firm, complete the auditing portion of the CPA examination, and know the role of professional accounting.