Financial Accounting, Certificate

Program Code: FINACC_UCT

Program Description

This six (6) credit certificate program is perfect for those individuals with exposure to and/or experience in bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable and other accounting practices with no formal academic education. The program enhances the participant’s knowledge in the accounting areas identified in the course descriptions and introduces them to general accounting software.

What is Financial Accounting?

This six-credit certificate program enhances an individual’s knowledge in the following areas: basic accounting concepts, principles, and practices for the recording(journals,ledgers,trial balance,adjusting entries), summarizing, and interpreting of accounting data; accounting for partnerships, corporations, cash flows, certain liabilities and assets, and the analysis of financial statements.

You Might Like This Program If...

You have had exposure and experience in bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable and other accounting practices with no formal academic education.

Admission Requirements

Nondegree or degree status undergraduate students.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Financial Accounting, a minimum of 6 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
ACCTG 151Introductory Financial Accounting I3
ACCTG 152Introductory Financial Accounting II3

Certificate Learning Objectives

  • Data Analysis and Problem Solving: Recognize, analyze and solve business problems using quantitative and qualitative measures.
  • Effective Communication: Demonstrate the necessary skills and abilities to effectively communicate.
  • Ethical Awareness: Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, social responsibilities and conflict resolution.
  • Global & Diverse Perspectives: Compare, contrast and differentiate the business environment of both their local community and the globalized world economy.
  • Leadership & Teamwork: Apply leadership, team building, and project management skills.
  • Use Management Theory/Practice: Utilize and apply fundamental business concepts, principles and contemporary business practices.
  • Use Technology: Apply contemporary tools of information technology to include business software applications.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

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Scranton

John Drake
Director of PSWS Center for Business Development and Community Outreach
120 Ridge View Drive
GCC - 101
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2600
jcd15@psu.edu

Contact

Scranton

CENTER FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
120 Ridge View Drive
GCC - 101
Dunmore, PA 18512
570-963-2600
jcd15@psu.edu

https://scranton.psu.edu/center