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 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.

Courses 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.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the courses, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

Admission, Costs, and Financial Assistance Information

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)

Costs of Graduate Study at Suffolk

Cost per Credit, on campus (2021–2022): $1,598
Cost per Credit, online (2021–2022): $1,231

Suffolk University offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the grants and discounts that may be available to you.

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