Fundamentals of Accounting


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The Fundamentals of Accounting microcredential is designed to provide the basic accounting knowledge and skills that are needed by all individuals who rely on accounting information to make business decisions, including small business owners, budgeting managers, and aspiring financial and managerial accountants. 

Students who complete the two required courses of the Fundamentals of Accounting microcredential will gain valuable skills that are in high demand, such as the ability to understand the information that is reported by firms in financial statements and annual reports. These skills are essential for entry into or progression in the field of accounting and for business in general.

Required Courses and Dates

Course Credits Dates
ACCT 280 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Summer Session C: June 3 - July 3, 2024
ACCT 281 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Summer Session D: July 8 - August 7, 2024


Intended For

  • Business Majors, such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, General Business
  • Humanities/Social Science Majors, such as English, Communications, Psychology, Political Science  

What You'll Learn

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Budgeting  
  • Data Analytics 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Financial Statement Literacy
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

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