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  • BW Baldwin Wallace College

Short Term Programs with Far Reaching Results.

Certificate Program
in Accounting


The Certificate Program in Accounting can be completed by taking evening and/or Saturday courses at our main campus in Berea or BW East in Beachwood, Ohio. 

The Accounting Certificate requires six accounting courses (18 credit hours).  More than half of the courses must be completed at Baldwin Wallace University. Seven hours of course work may be transferred from other accredited colleges and universities as long as the courses are not more than 10 years old.

Classes are offered days and evenings/weekends. All courses in this certificate may be used to meet major requirements in the B.A. in Accounting.

The following four courses are required:

  BUS 211  Principles of Accounting I   3 credits
  BUS 212  Principles of Accounting II   3 credits*
  BUS 321  Intermediate Accounting I   3 credits*
  BUS 322  Intermediate Accounting II  3 credits*

Specialization Electives:  Choose two courses in Accounting from the list below.

 BUS 316  Cost Accounting & Analysis  3 credits*
 BUS 407  Federal Income Taxation  3 credits*
 BUS 408  Federal Taxation  3 credits*
 BUS 417  Principles of Auditing  3 credits*
 BUS 418  Governmental & Nonprofit  Accounting  3 credits*
 BUS 420  Accounting Systems  3 credits*
 BUS 421  Advanced Accounting  3 credits*
 * Prerequisites required

BW Certificate Programs

Build focused knowledge in a career-relevant area without completing an entire degree program.  Certificates update and enhance career credentials.  All courses are available in the Adult & Continuing Education Program, and may be completed on a part-time schedule.  Certificate courses may be used to meet bachelor degree requirements.