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  Aug 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate: Studies in Accounting


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OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn certificate: 24

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to earn certificate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward certificate: C-

Other GPA requirements to earn certificate: None.

Contact Information: Dr. Richard Borgman, MBA Director, 5723 DP Corbett Business Building, Rm 209, Tel: (207) 581-1971, borgman@maine.edu.


The University of Maine Business School Certificate of Studies in Accounting (CSA) is designed for individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree and are interested in preparing for entry level positions in the accounting field and/or prepare for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Maine. The CSA provides an understanding of the body of technical knowledge common to all practicing accountants and is also useful when considering further studies in accounting or a graduate degree. The Certificate Program is twenty-four credit hours in accounting (8 courses).

It is advisable to consult the State of Maine Office of Professional Licensing to get up-to-date information about the state’s requirements for the CPA, fee structure, and test dates visity the Maine Government webpage.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and provide an official transcript to the Maine Business School from each institution attended.

All courses must be taken for credit (no pass/fail permitted) with a C- minimum each. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for granting of the CSA with at least 12 credit hours (4 courses) taken at The University of Maine. Students planning to pursue the MBA at UMaine should have a minimum grade of B- in each course. Accepted MBA students may take a 600 level accounting course as an elective for the CSA. Students are assigned an accounting faculty advisor.

For further information visit the MBA program page on the UMaine website and look for graduate certificates. 

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