Level II certificate programs will comprise 24 credits, with no more than 6 credits allowed by way of transfer from another approved college. Level II programs are open only to students who have achieved junior status, and have completed the appropriate Level I program, or to post-baccalaureate students. In the latter case, students may be required to take prerequisite courses for any required courses in the certificate program.
The Level II certificate in Accounting, plus an earned baccalaureate degree, provides the student with adequate course work to meet Pennsylvania’s requirement to sit for the C.P.A. examination. However, both New York and New Jersey require additional credits in Finance (6 credits) and Business Law (6 credits) to sit for the exam. (For one of the additional courses in Finance, one of FIN 361 , FIN 362 or FIN/IB 475 is recommended. One of these courses could be taken as the Free Elective in Level I.) Students should consult an advisor in the Kania School of Management to ensure that they take the correct courses to satisfy the requirements of states other than Pennsylvania.