Graduate and Advanced Graduate Certificates in Accounting
The certificates are designed to prepare professionals, who may be switching careers or those entreprenuers who want accounting skills to better run their business, with fundamental knowledge in accounting. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting will prepare students to enter the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Accounting or the M.S. in Accounting program. This Graduate Certificate coupled with the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Accounting will provide professionals without an undergraduate degree in accounting the needed accounting credits to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (C.P.A.) exam.
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Admission requirements include an undergraduate degree with a 2.75 GPA or higher and successful completion of two undergraduate accounting courses ( ACC201 Introduction to Financial Accounting or equivalent and ACC202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting or equivalent).
The program consists of six graduate classes currently offered by the UNLV Department of Accounting. All certificate students will take the core accounting courses:
Deviations to these six courses may be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Admission Requirements Admission requirements include the successful completion of either an undergraduate degree in accounting or the UNLV Certificate in Accounting or equivalent coursework with a GPA or 2.75 or higher.
If desired, upon successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Accounting Program, students may apply for admittance into the the MS Accounting program. General Admission requirements for admission to the MS Accounting program are a 3.0 GPA or higher and a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550 or higher. Students who complete the Advanced Certificate in Advanced Program with a 3.4 GPA or higher may waive the GMAT requirement. To transfer classes taken during the Certificate program into the MS program, students must earn a B or better in the course.
The Advanced Certificate in Accounting Program is made up of accounting classes currently offered through the department. Program students will take five of the following courses (at least four of which must be at the 700 level):