Summer 1 2024 classes start on May 13, 2024
Certified Public Accountants are the trusted financial experts that lead the field of accounting and act as financial consultants. Earn the credits necessary to take the CPA exam* and earn valuable accounting knowledge with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from LSU Alexandria. Graduates from this program will have a thorough knowledge of taxes, financial accounting, auditing, and business law, all while being taught by professionals–including CPAs. LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
This program meets the Louisiana State Board of Accountancy’s educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam.
*Students from outside Louisiana who plan to sit for the CPA exam should check with the State Board of Accountancy in the state they plan to take the CPA Exam for educational requirements of that state OR should review the requirements posted on the Licensure Disclosure chart for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting in the LSUA catalog.
This program meets rigorous standards set by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Receive continuous support from a dedicated Student Success Coach from application to graduation.
Our graduates are prepared to pass the CPA examination with confidence. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should review the educational requirements of their State Board of CPAs.
Earn the credit hours you need for CPA licensure at an affordable cost.
Students enrolled in this program are eligible for membership in the Omega Nu Lambda (ONL) Honor Society. Created to recognize the academic excellence of online students, ONL provides access to exclusive networking opportunities, scholarships, and a lifelong community of like-minded achievers. Enrich your college experience and connect with peers globally through Omega Nu Lambda!
Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $325
Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $2,600
Total cost with fees: $9,750
Cost may be reduced if transfer courses apply.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
In addition to meeting all requirements for admission to the university, students must have earned a bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent discipline (which would include finance, marketing, management) from a regionally-accredited university with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Students who earn an online certificate in accounting will gain the knowledge and education necessary to take the CPA exam.
Student Learning Outcomes
This affordable online certificate in accounting provides students with a solid foundation in the field. Graduates of the program will be prepared to sit for the CPA exam in Louisiana. Additionally, LSUA’s online format offers learners the chance to take classes when and where it is convenient for them.
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