Business Budgeting and Reporting, Undergraduate Certificate

This certificate is appropriate for students in any field who want to learn the basics of business budgeting and reporting. The courses in this certificate can be applied towards a business or accounting major but can also be useful as a stand-alone credential for anyone who might be thinking of entering business from a non-business major or perhaps running a small business. Students will learn the basic principles of accounting, debit and credit, account classification, and preparation of basic financial statements as well as use of spreadsheet and other computer applications. Students will also learn the concepts of cost accounting and the use of accounting as a decision-making tool for management.

One or more courses taken for this certificate also count towards the accounting and other business majors, the accounting minor, and the business minor. Additional advanced accounting certificates can be earned by taking an additional one or two courses.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 9 college credits (3 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Professionalism

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Budget Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Accounting Partner
  • Tax Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Entrepreneur

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