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Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

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LSU Alexandria

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.

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Learn in a flexible format that is ideal for professionals balancing work and home responsibilities.

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LSUA ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.

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Receive a dedicated coach from application to graduation.

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Be prepared to sit for the CPA exam.

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Cost may be reduced if transfer courses apply.

Total credit hours for program: 30 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $4,365

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $8,730

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • ACCT 3020 - Intermediate Accounting I | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 3021 - Intermediate Accounting II | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 3121 - Cost Accounting | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 3221 - Tax Accounting I | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 4022 - Advanced Accounting | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 4100 - Financial Reporting and Analysis | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 4123 - Auditing | 3 Credit Hours
  • ACCT 4221 - Tax Accounting II | 3 Credit Hours
  • BLAW 3201 - Business Law I | 3 Credit Hours
  • BLAW 3202 - Business Law II | 3 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

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. 

Career Opportunities

  • CPA
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Internal or External Auditor
  • Tax Analyst

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