Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation

Designed for those without a background in accounting, this program provides an in-depth understanding of key accounting and taxation principles while augmenting practical professional skill sets.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022The Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation is a three-course program that covers financial accounting, cost accounting, and federal taxation of income. The coursework emphasizes practical knowledge of key accounting principles and lays the groundwork for CPA or CMA Exam preparation.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in a single semester and can be taken on campus or online. You can continue to build on your accounting knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation with our Graduate Certificates in Financial Accounting & Reporting or Data Analytics in Accounting. If you apply to the MS in Accounting (MSA) degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

AACSB Accredited: Acounting logoCourses are taught by leading accounting faculty members at the Sawyer Business School, the only school in Boston to earn elite supplemental accreditation by AACSB International for its graduate accounting program.

View the Foundations of Accounting and Taxation curriculum

Admission & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting and Taxation (2022 - 23)

View current tuition and fees for this program

Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

Accounting Information Request