May 09, 2021
Purpose of the Program: This graduate certificate program is
designed for graduate students and professionals who want to further
develop their professional skills and extend their knowledge of
specific accounting issues.
Eligibility and Admission Requirements: This
certificate program is available to undergraduate seniors, prospective
MBA candidates, and working professionals. To be eligible for
admission, applicants must meet the requirements established by the
Graduate School which include verification of completion of a
baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution approved by Eastern
Illinois University and documentation of a minimum undergraduate
cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA on
the last 60 hours of graded academic course work and submit an
Application for Admission to the Graduate School. Applicants must also
submit an Application for Admission to the Certificate Program through
the Office of Graduate Business Studies.EIU seniors may enroll for
courses under the “Reserve Graduate Credit” option; but will be
required to meet the standard admission requirements to be admitted to
the certificate program after completion of the baccalaureate degree.
Meeting the requirement to take courses under the reserve graduate
credit option does not guarantee admission to the certificate program
or the MBA program.
The School of Business Certificate in Accountancy requires 18 semester hours of elective courses in Accountancy. Choose 18 semester hours from the courses listed below:
Courses Applicable Toward a Specific Concurrent or Future Degree Program
Upon approval from the graduate coordinator, graduate course credits completed for the certificate program may be applied to a Master’s of Business Administration degree at Eastern Illinois University as electives or to fulfill requirements for the concentration in accountancy. All courses applied to the certificate or degree program must be completed within the six-year time limit. All other regulations established by the Graduate School pertaining to degree study will be applicable to the courses for concurrent or future degree program.
Certificate Study Plan
The study plan for either the degree or the degree with concentration must be approved by the MBA coordinator and filed with the Graduate School at the beginning of the last semester in which the student is enrolled in courses counting toward the graduate certificate.