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Interests change. So does the employment market. That’s why Mississippi College offers a continuing professional education (CPE) opportunity for students who want to earn an accounting certificate in Mississippi. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in another field but are looking to change career specialties to something more accounting-focused, this is the program for you.
Of all the accounting courses in Mississippi, Mississippi College offers some of the best for preparing students to sit for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. Specific requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Mississippi may be found on the website of the Mississippi Board of Public Accountancy at www.msbpa.ms.gov.
The course requirements for an accounting certificate in Mississippi College’s secondary education program include Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Federal Tax Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Introduction to Auditing, Governmental Accounting and Business Laws & Ethics. Beyond that, students may choose from a variety of elective courses adding up to six credit hours. Those courses include:
With any combination of these courses, plus the help of Mississippi College’s dedicated faculty, you can be prepared to sit for the CPA exam in Mississippi and begin your new accounting-focused career.
Mississippi College accepts transfer credits that are above a C grade level, but students must also complete a minimum of 15 hours at Mississippi College as part of this certificate program. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all required classes taken at Mississippi College to earn the graduate certificate in accounting.
Take advantage of our evening accounting certificate courses. With our convenient scheduling, you will be able to go back to school and still manage your other daily responsibilities, whether that is a full-time job, children, school activities or other extracurricular activities.
If you are searching for continuing professional opportunities (CPE) or accounting courses in Mississippi, contact Mississippi College today for more information.
For those students coming to the field of accounting from other undergraduate degree specialties, our Accounting Certificate courses can serve as a bridge into this growing field. Students interested in accounting certificate careers can pursue an accounting program in this area through an accelerated learning schedule.
Graduates of our accounting certificate program have the opportunity to refocus their careers toward an accounting specialization. This certificate is a bridge to sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam before entering a career role monitoring financial activity for individuals and organizations in an accounting or auditing role.
Following successful completion of the CPA exam, accounting certificate graduates can pursue career entry points in government and private sectors, including:
The current outlook for accounting certificate jobs includes a 13 percent growth rate between 2012 and 2022, and an average accounting certificate salary of $63,550.
For more about our accounting certificate program or accounting certificate career information, visit our Career Services department.
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Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.