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University Park, PA 16802
Students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business accounting major can augment their studies with the Corporate Control and Analysis certificate program (CCA), provided they meet the program's admission requirements. CCA requires eleven credit-hours in accounting, financial statement analysis, and communications. Students must also complete an approved internship. CCA prepares students for careers as management accountants. Students in the program are encouraged to seek a professional credential in management accounting, such as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation through the Institute of Management Accountants.
All certificate courses must be earned through faculty in the Smeal College of Business.
Application to the program is concurrent with an application to the Smeal College Accounting major. To be considered for the certificate, applicants must submit an on-line application and have completed the following courses with a combined GPA of 3.40 or higher: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, MATH 110 (or MATH 140), and SCM 200 (or STAT 200).
For more information and to submit the on-line application, go to:
ACCTG 404 - Managerial Accounting Economic Perspective (3)
ACCTG 417 - Corporate and Managerial Communication (2)
ACCTG 440 - Advanced Management Accounting (3)
ACCTG 481 - Financial State Analysis: Accounting Based Evaluation and Decision Making (3)
A grade of C or better is required in all courses.
Students must complete an approved internship program.
Effective Semester: Fall Semester 2015