The Accounting Fundamentals Specialist Certificate is for people who need basic accounting skills, as needed in managing an office, operating a business, or seeking entry-level jobs in accounting that do not require an accounting degree. The certificate will also benefit professionals with a degree in a non-accounting field who want to progress into a leadership role, especially those required to interpret financial data in making decisions.
LSU Certificates offer a cost-effective means to establish and publicize your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specialization. Upon successful completion of a certificate, you will receive a digital badge from LSU Online & Continuing Education.
Our certificates are intended especially for working professionals and others who need a flexible means of taking courses and documenting the qualifications they give you. The courses in this certificate also earn you college credit, so your certificate could also start you on the path to a credit certificate or a college degree.
You may start any course for this certificate at any time. Admission to LSU is not required.
Program Cost: This program is comprised of 3 courses, each with a base cost of $866. The total program cost will vary due to course-specific costs, such as proctoring and books. You can find comprehensive information regarding these fees and a syllabus on each course page.
Requirements: These online courses require access to a computer with Internet access, email, an Internet browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Format: The courses in this certificate are regular three-credit LSU courses offered through Online Distance Learning. You are allowed six months to complete each course; however, because courses are self-paced, you may complete a course in as little as four weeks. Each course includes a syllabus that explains the course requirements. The courses are completed entirely online.
LSU’s Certificate program is your opportunity to gain applicable knowledge and skills in a convenient format online. With each completion of a certificate, you will receive a digital badge to publicize your achievement in your specialization. This program is administered by LSU, but admission to the University is not required. Additionally, the courses you take can provide credit to start you on the path toward a degree or your professional goals.
For more information about this program, email Answers@outreach.lsu.edu or call 833-280-5634