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Accounting Certificate Program

The Barney School of Business is proud to offer this Certificate Program to any students that hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than accounting. If you are seeking to obtain basic accounting improve your knowledge of accounting, this program delivers a foundation to build a strong skill set for today’s competitive workplace. 

Prior to entering the program you are required to complete the following prerequisite course or its equivalent:

    MBA 612 Accounting Concepts (3 credits)

Within the program students are required to take the following two accounting courses as part of the program: 

 AC 320 – Financial Reporting Theory I

 AC 321 – Financial Reporting Theory II

Students will also be required to complete 6 semester hours of accounting courses selected from the following:

 AC 322 – Financial Reporting Theory III

 AC 332 – Cost Management  

 AC 425 – Federal Income Tax Concepts 

 AC 430 – Auditing Concepts and Problems 

Students interested in a certificate in accounting may apply online under graduate admissions on the University of Hartford website The application requirements include: an application form, official transcripts, a current resume, a letter of intent and two letters of reference. International Students will need to submit a WES evaluation along with their TOEFL scores for review. 

Please note that a successful completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MSAT program. 

If you have any further questions and would like to speak with Program Director, Dr. Pamela Weaver, you may send her an e-mail at

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