Earn the academic credit necessary to sit the Virginia CPA examination.
The 30-credit undergraduate accounting certificate program provides an opportunity for post baccalaureate students to earn the academic credit necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Virginia.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university but would like to pursue a career in accounting, Mason’s accounting undergraduate certificate may be for you. You can pursue the certificate on a part-time basis as long as you complete the required courses within four years.
Should you pursue the accounting undergraduate certificate or a second bachelors degree in accounting? This matrix may help you decide.
To apply to the accounting undergraduate certificate program, you must submit a degree-seeking undergraduate admission application and answer YES to the question, “Do you wish to pursue a post-baccalaureate certificate?” Then, select "Accounting Certificate" as the intended major. Do not write the essay—instead, insert the statement "I am pursuing the Accounting Certificate."
For more information about the Virginia CPA Exam, contact the Virginia State Board of Accountancy. We encourage all students interested in sitting for the CPA to submit their academic transcripts to the Virginia State Board of Accountancy to determine how many accounting and business credits they need to be eligible to sit for the exam.