Accounting, Certificate

Murray Koppelman School of Business

Program Overview

You can pursue this postsecondary program of eight courses, if you have received a high school diploma (or equivalent) and successfully completed the University Skills Assessment Tests. This certificate is perfect for you if you already work in accounting but do not have a formal education in the subject. The certificate is an introduction to accounting and business, but it does not qualify you to be a CPA.

Accounting, Certificate

Where You'll Go

If you have a certificate in accounting, you can pursue a variety of careers with higher-than-average salaries, which makes this program an excellent return on its investment. You can work in industries like business development, education, finance, IT, operations, and sales. You can also present this certificate as a credential to your existing employer to demonstrate that you have gained introductory skills in accounting.

Program Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Program Description

This postsecondary program consists of eight courses and is open to undergraduates who have received a high school diploma or the equivalent and successfully completed the University Skills Assessment Tests.

Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in this program must have received a high school diploma or the equivalent and must successfully complete the University Skills Assessment Tests as described in the chapter “Academic Regulations and Procedures.”

Students with baccalaureate degrees are eligible to enroll in the certificate program. For more information, contact the department.

Program Requirements (26–28 Credits)

The certificate of achievement in accounting program consists of eight courses: Economics 2100 or Business 2100; Business 3200; [Business 3310] or Finance 3310 or Economics 3332; Accounting 2001, 3011, 3041; and two courses chosen from Accounting 3001, 3051, 3101, or 3201. Students who have received transfer credits from other colleges must complete at least 20 of the 26 to 28 credits at Brooklyn College.

Students must apply to the Office of the Registrar for their certificates upon completion of program requirements. The certificate of achievement in accounting will be issued upon the completion of the program with a grade of C- or better in each course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Functional Knowledge


Contact the Accounting Department for information on academic advisers and office hours.

Or contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

222 West Quad Center
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

To make an appointment with an undergraduate admissions counselor, visit:

Virtual Admissions Counselor Appointments

Students on campus

Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the accounting certificate program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Bank of America
  • Berdon
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citibank
  • CohnReznick
  • Deloitte
  • EisnerAmper
  • Ernst & Young
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM US

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