Advanced Accounting, Certificate
Depending on previous accounting coursework, students are required to complete four to eight1 of the courses listed below.
|ACCOUNT 210-DL||Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACCOUNT 211-DL||Intermediate Accounting II|
|ACCOUNT 308-DL||Income Tax II|
|ACCOUNT 310-DL||Managerial Cost Accounting|
|ACCOUNT 350-DL||Auditing I|
|ACCOUNT 360-DL||Auditing II|
|ACCOUNT 390-DL||Topics in Accounting: (International Accounting)|
|ACCOUNT 390-DL||Topics in Accounting: (Forensic Accounting)|
|ACCOUNT 390-DL||Topics in Accounting: (Research & Communication)|
Courses completed for requirements of the Fundamentals of Accounting Certificate Program may not be counted towards the Advanced Accounting Certificate.
Unless the candidate has completed a master's degree in accounting or business from an institution that meets the accreditation requirements, to meet the educational requirements for the Illinois CPA Exam, candidates must have completed 150 Semester Credit Hours (SCH), which includes:
- 30 SCH in accounting (including Managerial Accounting, Taxation, Financial Accounting, Audit and at least 2 SCH Hours of Research & Analysis) and
- 24 SCH in business (including 2 SCH of Business Communication and 3 SCH of Business Ethics).
Students who require additional business SCH should consider the Business Essentials Certificate and also search the courses listed on the Northwestern School of Professional Studies Post-Baccalaureate Programs page.
A Northwestern University unit (4 quarter hours) is equivalent to 2.67 semester hours. To determine the semester hour equivalent of total courses taken at Northwestern, multiply the total units by 2.67.
The Illinois Board of Examiners will round 2.6 semester hours or greater up to 3 semester hours.