Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Accounting & Taxation
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, Cost, and Financial Assistance Information
- Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
- Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.
- Completed application
- $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
- 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
Federal student loan aid is 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.